Monday, October 13, 2008

I'll do this one, but am not going to make a habit of it.

After resisting many such attempts at ensnarement, I have been enticed to join in with one of these meme things. Blame Rol.

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.

Rol and I both cheated on the "no matter what", and selected next until an answer came up that made some sort of sense. After all, there are not too many questions with the answer "Clarinet concert no 2 by Weber".

I won't do the normal thing and nominate people, but I had a little fun doing it.


What would best describe your personality?

Ain’t Misbehavin : Louis Armstrong
Excellent and accurate so far.

What do you like in a guy/girl?

Rondo : Karl Jenkins
Can’t make sense of that, so:

Metamorphosis : Ananda Shankar
Well, the oracle can’t be wrong.

How do you feel today?

The Old Castle : Mussorgsky
Do what? Try again.

Bad : Michael Jackson
Well, I am doing this bloody meme.

What is your life's purpose?

When you and I were young, Maggie : Sidney Bechet.
When you and I were young, Maggie, I should have sought you out and strangled you.

What is your motto?

Fifth Rendezvous part 1 : Jean Michel Jarre.
Try again:

Love the one you’re with : Crosby, Stills and Nash

What do your friends think of you?

Allegro from piano concerto #25 : Mozart
They are a weird lot, but let’s give them another chance:

Foxy Lady : Jim Hendrix
That’s more like it.

What do you think of your parents?

Benedictus from Paukenmesse : Haydn
Had to skip a few tracks that made no sense to get here.

What do you think about very often?

October Song : The Incredible String Band.
"I used to search for happiness,
And I used to follow pleasure,
But I found a door behind my mind,
And that's the greatest treasure."

What do you think of your best friend?

We Love You : Rolling Stones

What do you think of your crush?

Presto from Symphony No 9 : Beethoven.
Yes, Mrs S gets “Ode to Joy”. This is a nice game, isn’t it?

What is your life story?

Friend of the Devil: Grateful Dead

What do you want to be when you grow up?

The Way You Want Me To Be : Marianne Faithfull

What do you think when you see your crush?

See Emily Play : Pink Floyd
Well, she’d hardly be normal would she?

What do your parents think of you?

Do Wah Diddy Diddy : Manfred Mann
Or some other such noise of disapproval.

What do strangers think of you?

Ruby Tuesday : Melanie
I ain’t telling you where I came from, either.

How's your love life?

Respect : Aretha Franklin

What will they play at your funeral?

Miserere : Allegri
Yes, let the fuckers be reminded.

What will you dance to at your wedding?

Concerto for 2 trumpets in C : Vivaldi

What is your hobby/interest?

Bells : Jean Michel Jarre.

What's your biggest secret?

Nimrod from Enigma Variations : Elgar
Yes, I was the inspiration.

What do you think of your friends?

I Can See For Miles : The Who
Nosy bastards

What song do you listen to when you are sad?

Skating in Central Park : Modern Jazz Quartet.
Not listened to it in ages.

In love?

Symphony 8 (Unfinished) : Schubert

What song do you air guitar to?

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846: Prelude And Fugue No.1 in C Major : Bach : Swingle Singers

What should be your signature karaoke song?

The One I Love : REM

What is your greatest desire?

American Dream : Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

What does next year have in store for you?

Death and the Maiden : Schubert
Hope I get the maiden first.

What's your outlook on life?

Questa O Quella from Rigoletto : Verdi
Fucking superstud, me.

How will you die?

Softly, as in the Morning Sunrise : Modern Jazz Quartet

Do people secretly lust after you?

Blowing in the Wind : Joan Baez
They all want to blow me. I wish I had the stamina.

The best advice you will ever get?

Ducks on a Pond : Incredible String Band.
"Following my fortune now the Holy Grail is found
And the Holy Bread of Heaven it is given all around
Farewell sorrow, praise God the open door
I ain't got no home in this world any more

Poor as the birds but to give their song away
Gathering possessions round to make a bright array
Dark was the night, praise God the open door
I ain't got no home in this world anymore."

16 comments:

mike said...

You ask, I answer. And I didn't cheat once...

What would best describe your personality?
I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James and the Shondells

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Independent - Webbie ft Lil Boosie

How do you feel today?
Black Santiagos / Ole - Ignace de Souza

What is your life's purpose?
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters

What is your motto?
Nobody's Darlin' - Charlie Feathers

What do your friends think of you?
Tom Courtenay - Yo La Tengo

What do you think of your parents?
Supernatural Superserious - REM

What do you think about very often?
El Papichulo - Ragga Reyes

What do you think of your best friend?
Slippery Slope - Teddy Thompson

What do you think of your crush?
Losing You - Dusty Springfield

What is your life story?
Yes We Can - Boy George

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Bike - Pink Floyd

What do you think when you see your crush?
Free Will - Gil Scott-Heron

What do your parents think of you?
Dance of the Screamers - Ian Dury & the Blockheads

What do strangers think of you?
Stardom Road - Marc Almond

How's your love life?
People Say - The Go-Betweens

What will they play at your funeral?
Idaho - Nerina Pallot

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Ride Like The Wind - Christopher Cross

What is your hobby/interest?
That's All, Goodnight - The Woes

What's your biggest secret?
Djarmai de Meu - Cesaria Evora

What do you think of your friends?
Grey Gardens - Rufus Wainwright

What song do you listen to when you are sad?
L.E.S. Artistes - Santogold

In love?
Get Ready - Rare Earth

What song do you air guitar to?
Fake Tales of San Francisco - Arctic Monkeys

What should be your signature karaoke song?
Il Solitario - Barry Adamson

What is your greatest desire?
Standing At The Crossroads - Elmore James

What does next year have in store for you?
Racubah - Ice

What's your outlook on life?
I'm Gettin' Tired Baby - Betty Wright

How will you die?
You Never Outrun Your Heart - Kevin Ayers

Do people secretly lust after you?
Fire Brigade - The Move

The best advice you will ever get?
Don't Stop - The Stone Roses

Vicus Scurra said...

No surprise that you couldn't resist that one, Mike.

Vicus Scurra said...

Does your Dansette have a "shuffle" feature, Dave?

Rol said...

This is the proudest day of my life.

(Tomorrow, I fall.)

Dave said...

Oddly, I don't own an i-pod. I do have an MP3, with a shuffle feature.

I'm not playing this silly game though, which just seems designed to impress people with the catholicity of one's musical tastes.

Vicus Scurra said...

Rol. Your humility is touching.
Dave. Of course it is, and we will not judge those who do not take part, nor assume that they only have Cliff Richards singing "Congratulations" and a selection of "Wham's Greatest Hits" on their player.

zoe said...

Eh? And I'm not from Liverpewl.

Cherrypie said...

Did anyone else spot that Vicus came out as a campanolgist in this post?

I don't have a shuffle either. It's just the way I walk.

I, like the view said...

how enlightening

Richard said...

I don't have an MP3 player. I have therefore provided a universal answer:

The Devil Made Me Do It - Rory Gallagher.

DONN COPPENS said...

My Word!
What a fabulous eclectic collection of great music from the 60s...the 1760s & 1960s!

This meme is surprisingly accurate for such a primitive form of psychometric inquiry.

I once caught a nasty dose of Benedictus from some Paukenmesse that was undercooked...
the cure consisted of eating the Pauken from infected, dead, Benedictine Rabbits for 10 days.
Go figure?

realdoc said...

Ooooo can I nick that one please

Pamela said...

Sadly, I am without an ipod or shuffle or whathaveyou. I'd borrow The Boy's ipod but I fear all I'd get would be some ghastly noise with pigs squealing in the background.

No, it's not music,thankyouverymuch.

I, like the view said...

maybe I should purchase a music player thingy and do this. . .

. . .properly

for the moment I have to say that today's tune is probably the answer to many of these questions, but not all

(-:

Boz said...

I have shamelessly stolen this in a Friday afternoon act of blog terrorism.

Hedgie said...

Hilarious! I'm giving this a try too.