Monday, October 13, 2008

Let Me Entertain You (And Myself)


I just read Rol's Music Meme post over at Sunset Over Slawit, and felt compelled to participate. I've done one of these in the past, and the results were pretty funny and occasionally depressing in their accuracy. The rules are as follows:

1. Put your music player on shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must put down the song name no matter what.

So, I took a deep breath and hit play:

1. What would best describe your personality?

Love For Granted by Phoenix

2. What do you like in a guy/girl?

Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me by The Pipettes

Apparently, nothing. Especially physical contact.

3. How do you feel today?

We Are All Bourgeois Now by the Manic Street Preachers

This is what I feel like every day, let alone today.

4. What is your life's purpose?

Seductress of Bums by The Raveonettes

I don’t like physical contact, but I do like the homeless. A lot.

5. What is your motto?

Voir un ami pleurer by Jacques Brel

I do love schadenfreude, but this is going a bit too far.

6. What do your friends think of you?

Killing by The Rapture

7. What do you think of your parents?

The Well and the Lighthouse by The Arcade Fire

Based purely on height, my mom is the well and my dad’s the lighthouse.

8. What do you think about very often?

On Some Faraway Beach by Brian Eno

I’m not exactly a beach person, but I can understand wanting to escape from people.

9. What do you think of your best friend?

Remains by Stroszek

All of my friends are still alive. I swear. Although considering what my friends supposedly think of me in answer #6...

10. What do you think of your crush?

The Token Man by Modern English

Ha, ha, very funny.

11. What is your life story?

If You Leave by OMD

Pathetic.

12. What do you want to be when you grow up?

The Artisans by Orange Juice

Pretty decent answer, but completely impractical (as I’ve discovered).

13. What do you think when you see your crush?

The Mighty Boosh Theme Song

Come with me now on a journey through time and space...

14. What do your parents think of you?

Do the Strand by Roxy Music

I am a new sensation and a fabulous creation, if I do say so myself.

15. What do strangers think of you?

Bedroom Scene by The Delays

Could be either creepy or dead right depending on how you take it.

16. How's your love life?

Subway by Peter Murphy

Well, if I'm going to seduce bums, where else would I go?

17. What will they play at your funeral?

Dark Times by Mary Goes Round

Excellent.

18. What will you dance to at your wedding?

Melancholy Soldiers by The Skids

I think it’s perfectly appropriate considering my love life is conducted in a subway with bums.

19. What is your hobby/interest?

Boys in the Band by The Libertines

No comment.

20. What's your biggest secret?

Bizarre Love Triangle by Devine and Statton

Yes, my office chair and filing cabinet have most definitely been cheating on me together behind my back.

21. What do you think of your friends?

Don’t You Want Me by The Human League

They were nothing until I found them in a cocktail bar and made them famous.

22. What song do you listen to when you are sad?

Mutiny I Promise You by The New Pornographers

23. In love?

Morning Dreams by Ladyhawke

24. What song do you air guitar to?

See No Evil by Television

I'm ambitious.

25. What should be your signature karaoke song?

Leaving Out Vowels is So 2000 by TNT Jackson
Perfect...I'm so 2000 as well.

26. What is your greatest desire?

Fields of Fire by Big Country

Did I mention I was also a pyromaniac in addition to being a mass murderer?

27. What does next year have in store for you?

Think About It by Flight of the Conchords

I have thought about it – for goodness sakes, I was hoping for a clearer answer than this. Of course turning to the shuffle function on your iTunes is hardly a way to plan a future career.

28. What's your outlook on life?

Oxygen by JJ72

My needs are pretty basic.

29. How will you die?

Wig Wam Bam by Gavin Friday

It sounds like I would be going out with a bang, so to speak.

30. Do people secretly lust after you?

Seeing Other People by Belle & Sebastian

I guess not.

31. The best advice you will ever get?

Feel the Silence by Elegant Machinery

I completely agree.

4 comments:

Rol said...

Feel the silence? That seems the opposite of what you'd want to do with all those great songs to listen to.

King Doug said...
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King Doug said...

Of course, as Remains is about Britain's often-ignored, rather unpalatable history, perhaps you think your best friend is an over-bearing racist?

anglopunk said...

@Rol
I think I'm going to take the advice to mean I need to stop listening to inane chatter, but not to stop listening to music. A much better goal, I think.

@Doug
All of my friends are overbearing racists, so you're quite right. Why else would I wear those union jack Doc Martens?