Thursday, November 6, 2008

Help! I've been forced to use Shuffle!

I was tagged by Lenore of Presenting Lenore for this fun, nonsensical meme: 1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc on shuffle. 2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer. 3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS. 4. Put the artist after a dash following the song name. 5. Put any comments in brackets. 6. Tag some lucky people to spread the disease. I'd like to admit here that I have never, ever, since the invention of digital audio of any kind, used the shuffle button. I am a woman of order, Lenore! But for you, I will break my own rules and play. How would you describe yourself? Planet Caravan -- Black Sabbath (accurate! uncanny!) How do you feel today? Kids -- Jamiroquai (Again, accurate - okay - that's creepy.) What is your life’s purpose? Aftermath -- Tricky What is your motto? Numb -- Portishead What do you think about very often? Blue 7 -- Sonny Rollins What is your life story? Driving Wheel -- Al Green What do you want to be when you grow up? Wow -- Kate Bush What will you dance to at your wedding? Oh Lately it's so Quiet -- OK Go (I mean this in the nicest way - but I've been married nearly 17 years an isn't this funny??!!) (In reality, our wedding song was "Adore" by Prince - which might be significant to those who read the dedication in The Dust of 100 Dogs.) What will they play at your funeral? On a Plain -- Nirvana (Seriously. I didn't even know I have Nevermind on this machine!) What is your hobby/interest? Go on Now -- James Brown If you could do anything right now, what would it be? The Ocean -- Led Zeppelin (Again - this is getting weird.) What do you want most of all? Black Coffee in Bed -- Squeeze What is your greatest fear? They Won't Go When I Go -- Stevie Wonder (This is really weird, how these are fitting. Also, this is one of the greatest songs ever written.) What is your darkest secret? War Pigs -- Black Sabbath What is your favorite thing in the world? Karma Coma -- Massive Attack If you could have one wish, what would you wish for? Wandering Star -- Portishead What is your theme song? Crepsucle with Nellie -- Thelonious Monk The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance. Louder than a Bomb -- Public Enemy I tag: Lisa McMann -- because I just challenged her to show me her high school picture, and this acts as something that might make the original challenge look like lint. and Joanne Levy -- because I'm curious about what she's got in her iPod. Thanks for that, Lenore! It turns out playing really loud music down here in my underground hideaway really helps block out the 14-month-old screaming her head off upstairs!

10 comments:

Joanne Levy said...

How would you describe yourself? A Little Less Conversation – Elvis (yeah, that’s interesting)

How do you feel today? Dare – Gorillaz (uh huh. Go ahead. I dare you)
What is your life’s purpose? Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory (no comment)

What is your motto? Groove is in the Heart – Dee Lite (fair enough, I’m down with that)

What do you think about very often? Ray of Light – Madonna

What is your life story? The Venga Bus – The Venga Boys (I’m not sure what that means)

What do you want to be when you grow up? Boogie Wonderland – EW&F

What will you dance to at your wedding? Word Up – Cameo (may have happened) Incidentally, our wedding song was Duran Duran’s Ordinary World
What will they play at your funeral? Our Lips are Sealed – The Go-Go’s (thank God!)
What is your hobby/interest? I Never Loved a Man – The Commitments Soundtrack (um, no comment)

If you could do anything right now, what would it be? Le Freak – Chic (okay, that’s funny)
What do you want most of all? We Want the Funk – Parliament (hey, that might be true)

What is your greatest fear? The Electric Slide – Marcia Griffiths (this is definitely true)

What is your darkest secret? No Rain – Blind Melon

What is your favorite thing in the world? Edge of the Ocean – Ivy (this may be true)

If you could have one wish, what would you wish for? Going Down to Liverpool – The Bangles. (maybe someday)

What is your theme song? She’s a Bad Mamma Jamma – George Clinton (oh yeah, you know this is true)

The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance. Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches and Herb (I would dance anyway)

Joanne Levy said...

Whoops - Bad Mamma Jamma isn't George Clinton, it's Carl Carlton.

A.S. King said...

Joanne! I had NO IDEA you were a funkhead like me.
Loved this! Thank you for playing along. It was fun, yes?

Joanne Levy said...

LOVE the funk! And fun, yes. Absolutely.

thatonegirlemily said...

You have great taste in music!! They actually kind of fit with the questions which is kind of cool and ironic (: Love your books!

Lisa McMann said...

I want you to know that the songs in my iTunes are not at all representative of what I listen to (I don’t really listen to much music), which will make this quite fun. I have a handful of songs I like, combined with my 12-year-old daughter’s songs, mixed with hundreds of American musical show tunes (!!!), due to my helping out a theatre professor friend organize and burn his CDs for a class he was teaching. So this could be interesting!



How would you describe yourself? Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life – Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy (ha!)

How do you feel today? Humuhumunukunukuapua’a – High School Musical 2

What is your life’s purpose? Drink, Drink, Drink, from The Student Prince – Mario Lanza (no comment)

What is your motto? Feels Like Rain – Josh Schicker

What do you think about very often? Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Oklahoma!

What is your life story? Suppertime – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

What do you want to be when you grow up? Ol’ Man River – Paul Robeson

What will you dance to at your wedding? Mister Cellophane – Chicago (the Musical)

What will they play at your funeral? Knights of the Round Table – Spamalot (now that’s what I call a great funeral song!)

What is your hobby/interest? Inseperable – Jonas Brothers

If you could do anything right now, what would it be? Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat – Stubby Kaye, Guys and Dolls

What do you want most of all? Superman – Five for Fighting

What is your greatest fear? Popularity – George M Cohan (no wonder I was never popular!)

What is your darkest secret? I Can’t Be Bothered Now – Crazy For You

What is your favorite thing in the world? September Song – Walter Houston

If you could have one wish, what would you wish for? More I Cannot Wish You – Guys and Dolls (ha! Perfect!)

What is your theme song? If I Were a Rich Man – Fiddler on the Roof

The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance. Sue Me – Guys and Dolls


NOW. Mullet.

A.S. King said...

Oh man. Some of those were great!

Mullet senior picture challenge noted.

Okay. Stay tuned - I will post it this weekend!

Lenore said...

I knew I would get great results from tagging you :)

Joanne Levy said...

These are fun. Wait - are we going to see a mullet???

Oh. This. Is. Gonna. Be. Good.

A.S. King said...

Well, it's a toned-down mullet. But the picture is worth it for the lace collar alone.