Monday, December 24, 2007

Dream a Little Dream - An iPod Meme

You know how the saying goes. If you love something (or someone), set it free and if it loves you, it'll come back. Well, my iPod loves me, because it came back. I sent it away to HP for repairs at a cost of $75 and it arrived back into my loving hands, just in time for our car trip to Uncle Dan and Aunt P's tomorrow.

I've missed it so.

Weird though, I think they just packed up a new one, or at least gave me a new casing, because it's all shiny and new looking, totally free of scratches and my grimy fingerprints. I'm also pretty sure it's got a different serial number. So in honor of it's return, I did an iPod meme that I found a few weeks ago at Some Goofy Woman's blog.

1. Put your music player on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT (this is in capital letters, so it is very serious. [Not my comment, but I concur.])

The iPod Sez:

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
Muleskinner Blues by Deke Dickerson
I was really pleased with this song as the answer.

2. WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
The Quarterdrawing of the Dog by Siouxsie & The Banshees
This is an instrumental and not one of my favorites, but it’s actually kind of appropriate as it’s dark but hopeful.

3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Darling You and I Are Through by Hotclub of Cowtown
One of my favorite songs by this band, and a good answer to the question as it’s about a girl who likes to feel special and breaks up when she doesn’t.

4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Ship of Fools by World Party
I’m always in the mood for this song.

5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Tombstone by Suzanne Vega
OK – it’s true. I do like a tombstone and I do try to see the kingdom every now and then.

6. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
I’m Just a Killer for Your Love by Blur
Well, I am a people pleaser, but I’m more likely to cook to get your love than kill for it. Maybe in my case it's refering to roasted meats, my specialty.

7. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Sightsee MC! by Big Audio Dynamite
It’s up to them to make comments about this songs relation to the question. Amy once told me my theme song was the music played in the Wizard of Oz whenever they show the Wicked Witch or the mean old lady furiously pedaling her bicycle.

8. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
Vivaldi Concerto in B Flat Major for Cello, RV423, II. Largo by Yo-Yo Ma & Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Well it freaked me out when this popped up in answer to the question. It’s so, so sad, but has these really loving undertones. It doesn’t sound like a scotch on the rocks at all. I thought for sure a better song answer would be Caviar & Chittlin's by the Atomic Fireballs, because they wash it all down with Scotch. Then I remembered that it's just a stupid meme.

9. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Carve That Possum by Southern Culture On the Skids
I really don't think of roadkill that often, but it’s a good song just the same.

10. WHAT IS 2+2?
Mizz Bed-Stuy by Brooklyn Funk Essentials
I’m not sure I understand the question or the answer, but I was happy to hear the song.

11. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Piece by Imani Coppola
Wow! This was interesting that this song came up. It’s scary accurate because I’m always wishing for her to have inner peace.

12. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Bayou Blue by Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
I’m assuming this question has to do with high school kind of “like”, which I’m way to old to fuck around with, plus I’m a married gal. So if we’re talking about my husband, he does have “raven hair and big brown eyes” and we share a mutual love of Big Sandy.

13. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Bring On the Dancing Horses by Echo & The Bunnymen
I’m not sure how this works out, but at least it wasn’t Vivaldi again.

14. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
There’s a House In Harlem For Sale by Ray Condo & His Richochets
Typical, another instrumental. So unless I take my answer from the song title and say realtor, I guess I’ll never know.


15. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE
Little Motel by Modest Mouse
Again, married, but fairly accurate because we spend so much time apart.

16. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Twenty Questions by The Beastie Boys
Cool song answer: “Are we intrinsically separate beings? Or could we possibly be parts of the same thing?”

17. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Fighting In a Sack by The Shins
OK this song title in answer to the question made me laugh really hard. Too late though, already married and I'm not sure the Shins were around then. Thank goodness there were lots of other songs for us to dance to.

18. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Two Birds by G. Love
I’d be OK with this as a funeral song.

19. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Level by The Raconteurs
I do think of myself as an amateur psychologist.

20. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Pink Thing by XTC
I have no baby secrets. This song is about a love for a baby I've come to find out. Previously I though it might be about a penis. Nope, I was wrong. I went out there and found the lyrics and I'm pleased to note that he does NOT say "Pink thing, sit on my face" as I had previously believed. It's actually "spit in my face" which for some reason isn't much better.

21. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Hersham Boys by Sham 69
Again, not really. We're we were never called "cockney cowboys", but I'm sure most of us have corduroys and lace up boots in the closet.

22. WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS?
Dream A Little Dream by The Beautiful South
Allrighty.

12 comments:

i am playing outside said...

merry christmas lunchlady!

Churlita said...

You have as ecclectic taste in music as I do. I love it.

Tara said...

Seeing as how I now at least have an MP3 player (got it earlier this year), I can actually play this game! I will soon. I love Suzanne Vega's music!

Betty said...

What a cool idea! great post, don't know half the songs but that is ok because i am a bit of a bogan myself (heavy metal, duh duh duh boom boom)

I hope you love every song and sing all the way to your old auntie and uncle's house.

merry christmas!!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Player - thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!

Churlita - the only thing you won't find in my collection is pop. I haven't listened to any radio but NPR for years.

Tara - I had a lot of fun with it. Enjoy your MP3 player!

Betty - I'm 10 years older than you and live on the other side of the planet so it's not a shock we have different musical tastes. It's a fun meme, you should try it. Hope you had a terrific holiday!

Superstar said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you all made VERY Merry!!!!
Smooches!

evil-e said...

I have seen Big Sandy a couple of times...hell of a show.

You don't listen to FM radio at all, do you? That is good to know.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Superstar - smooches back Baby!

Evil - when I lived in Columbus I listened to CD101 and still listen sometimes online. But GR is Lacking, with a capital L, in innovative radio.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

oooo new music for me to check out!

pistols at dawn said...

The last time I did this, I got a bunch of terrible answers, which isn't that surprising, given the 200 plus gigs of music I've got. Yours seemed a lot more relevant to the "questions."

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Stepping - I only wish I knew how to link these up so people could listen.

Pistols - It turned out much better than I expected. I swear I didn't cheat!

Some Goofy Woman said...

I'm so glad you took this on! Two things:

1) Serious kudos for being the first person to use my moniker correctly in a sentence. Besides me, of course. Duh.

2) Mission accomplished: I'm duly impressed with your music collection and comments. Clicking the RSS Feed button now.

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