I must thank Interactive Reader Jackie for this most excellent time-waster of a music meme. The meme is structured as follows:
Take your iPod in your hand:
1. Put your Music 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!
The songs form the answers to a series of ridiculous questions about the, uh, meme-ster. It's hard to resist a music meme, so here I go...with a rather lengthy disclaimer: Since I have a really lame iPod Shuffle that only contains songs I've deemed suitable for working out at the gym, I've used the shuffle function on my iTunes computer software instead. Also, I've skipped past any songs in the playlist that are "Rob's songs"--i.e., music that I don't tend to listen to on my own. I hardly think that a song I don't actually listen to would in any way be relevant to this meme--not that randomly shuffled songs are going to provide answers to the mysteries of life, anyway.
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Modern Love - David Bowie. ("But I try....I try..." Okay. Maybe.)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Here's Where the Story Ends - The Sundays. (Huh?)
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
We Live Again - Beck. (Dude! That's not bad.)
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
It's Over - Tom Waits. (HAHAHAHA!)
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
The Hussein Skank - Skankin' Pickle. (Jeez, I hope not.)
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Sugar on My Tongue - Talking Heads. (Are we taking the song literally? Food? Sex? I guess it doesn't actually matter.)
WHAT IS 2+2?
Ma and Pa - Fishbone. (Yeeeeah. Ooookay.)
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Money - Pink Floyd. (Gosh, that isn't very nice. Unless we're talking about Rob, in which case "Money" is one of the songs I remember him learning on the bass early in our relationship.)
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Karma Police - Radiohead.
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Make Believe Mambo - David Byrne. ("Havin' sex and eatin' cereal/Wearin' jeans and smokin' cigarettes now..." HA!)
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Christine - Siouxsie and the Banshees. (So I want to be a goth? A strawberry girl? I don't get it.)
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Long Way Home - Tom Waits. (Oookay.)
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Vaka - Sigur Ros. (If that means they think I'm from a faraway land and speak in an unintelligible language, possibly.)
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown. (Sweet! Except we already got married, and there's not a lot of music when you elope.)
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Breakdown - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Post Cold War Politics - Fishbone. (I am laughing my ass off here.)
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Buena - Morphine. (Well, since the song sounds like it's about a stripper, I might have to call this a bust. And no, I'm not known for abuse of opiates.)
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Sleep on the Left Side - Cornershop. (Since I'm not sure the lyrics make a lot of sense...I dunno.)
WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Think I'm in Love - Beck. (Har har.)
HOW WILL YOU DIE?
A Little Respect - Erasure. (Death by synth-pop! Oh noes!)
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Burning Inside - Ministry. (Yes, spontaneous human combustion WOULD be regretful.)
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
The Ballroom Blitz - Sweet. ('Kay.)
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Israel - Siouxsie and the Banshees. (Yes, the situation in the Gaza Strip does make me want to cry. Go figure.)
WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Time Bomb - Rancid. ("Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac..." Or not. See wedding-related question above.)
IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
When I Live My Dream - Seu Jorge. (So...I respond in Portuguese?)
WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
My Problem - Dance Hall Crashers.
DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Nightshift - Commodores. (Evidently I'm not alone.)
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Untitled 6 - Sigur Ros. (If I could go back in time, I would...become an Icelandic musician?)
WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Salvation - Rancid. (Evidently, what hurts is the growing divide between the rich and the poor.)
WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Fine Time - New Order. (Yes, I did have a fine time doing this, thanks for asking.)
I hate tagging people for memes because I'm always afraid they'll be annoyed. So I'll let you choose for yourself. If you decide to do it, leave me a comment.