Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Fire and Rain (Or Fun with my iTunes)

Here are two games to pass the time with your iTunes (or other music player) shuffle. One thing you can do with this is tag othere people so they'll do it on their blogs or Facebook notes too, making it a meme. I'll tag five people on Facebook, and another five here (untagged folks are also welcome to play!). Trying to come up with folks who might have an eclectic or youthful/current mix, I tag: John, Savannah, Mimi, Max, and Nic!

I'm surprised I didn't get more country or Christmas songs in there. Oh, well. Here we go!

1. Put your iTunes on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG TITLE DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!

Questions:
1) IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
“Cadillac Ranch” (Chris LeDoux)
2) WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
“Throwing Stones” (Capitol Steps)
3) WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
“Spirit Fall on Me” (Ross King and Breakaway)
4) HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
“The Dirt Road” (Sawyer Brown)
5) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
“The Music Box” (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
6) WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
“O sacred convivium” (William Byrd)
7) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
“I Hope that I Don’t Fall in Love with You” (Tom Waits)
8) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
“Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” (Blues Brothers)
9) WHAT IS 2+2?
“Orange Juice Blues” (Bob Dylan and the Band)
10) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
“All Because of You” (U2)
11) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
“Winter Wonderland” (Perry Como)
12) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
“Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord” (Handel, Dartmouth Glee Club)
13) WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
“King Arthur Suite: Allegro” (Texas Brass Quartet)
14) WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
“Winter Wonderland” (Hampton String Quartet)
15) WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
“Amazing Grace” (Lee Greenwood)
16) WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
“We’ll Meet Again” (Vera Lynn)
17) WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
“Maybe We Should Sleep On it Tonight” (Tim McGraw)
18) WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
“Sea of Heartbreak” (Johnny Cash)
19) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
“Andante con Variazioni” (from Beethoven’s Piano Sonata #12 with Ralph Homes and Richard Burnett)
20) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
“My Old Friend” – Arlo Guthrie
21) WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
“Fire and Rain” (James Taylor)

Wow, it gets pretty accurate from about #6 onwards. #7 is hilarious, and I *love* that #11 and #14 are the same! And now for game #2:

“Put your iPod/iTunes on shuffle. Write down the first lines of the first twenty songs to form a poem. Exclude instrumental pieces as needed. Like so:

I said why, why am I treated so bad
I am the little red rooster, too lazy to crow for day
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
In the middle of the forest there’s a clearing by a stream
Gloria in excelsis deo
They’re selling postcards of the hanging
As I walk through this wicked world
I live a simple life, I take a day at a time
Go ahead and talk about him because he makes you doubt
Well hello there
I got something for you, man
A friend of mine bought himself a shovel
I was there in my trailer down at the jobsite
This old heart's been left
I was a highwayman, along the coaches I did ride
I’ll admit I could feel it the first time that we touched
Somebody done been to the Wal-Mart
This is where the party ends
The piano has been drinking
City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style

3 comments:

Jordan said...

Well here it goes:

1) IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
'(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock' (Bill Haley)

2) WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
'Spaceship' (N/A)

3) WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
'Tropaires de la 1ère et de la 8èm' (Glory of Byzance)

4) HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
'With a Wonder and a Wild Desire' (Flogging Molly)

5) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
'The Maw' (Martin O'Donnell)

6) WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
'More than a Woman' (Tavares)

7) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
'Alexander's Ragtime Band' (Bessie Smith)

8) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
'Tu Le Ton Son Ton' (Clifton Chenier)

9) WHAT IS 2+2?
'Hound Dog' (Elvis Presley)

10) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
'Scott Joplin's New Rag' (various)

11) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
'Here We Go Again'(Ray Charles & Norah Jones)

12) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
'Forgotten Son' (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

13) WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
'A Pirate Looks at Forty' (Jimmy Buffett)

14) WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
'Let's Get Together'(The Youngbloods)

15) WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
'Yankee Doodle' (US Navy Band)

16) WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
'Fins' (Jimmy Buffett)

17) WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
'T.B. Blues' (Jimmie Rodgers)

18) WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
'The Time Warp' (Rocky Horror Picture Show)

19) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
'Out of the Gene Pool' (Jeff Foxworthy)

20) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
'Halo Reborn' (Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori)

21) WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
'Hey Joe' (Jimi Hendrix)

I'm surprised at how most of this is right dead-on. Creepy.... So I should repost this on Facebook?

Nathan Empsall said...

Absolutely, and with the subject line "Hey Joe"!

Love that Jimmy Buffett.

Jordan said...

I got one other person to do this so I've done my part in trying to spread the 'meme.' :P