19 July 2011


So . . . I totally stole this post idea from Lola. Thank you, Lola! :D The basic idea, which you are free to steal from me, is to put your Ipod/MP3 player on shuffle and answer the following questions with the song titles that appear. With the aid of my trusty MP3 player, Percy, I did just that. I also included links to all of the songs, though I must warn you that #3 and #11 have profanity in the lyrics, if that sort of thing bothers you.

1. What do you like in a guy?
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 6-9" (Pink Floyd). Is it really a surprise to anyone who knows me that I like crazy people? I mean, really?

2. What is your life's purpose?
"Bela Legosi's Dead" (Bauhaus). None of you are supposed to know this, but I'm a nerd by day and a vampire hunter by night. I cannot rest until Dracula is dead.

3. What is your motto?
"Full Circle" (Drowning Pool). I suppose this one means I believe in karma? Or vengeance. ^^

4. What do your friends think of you?
"Soul Sucker" (Ozzy Osbourne). Ouch. Actually, if you listen to the song and ignore the title, maybe YOU guys are the soulsuckers. I don't want to contemplate that.

5. What do you think about very often?
"Burning Bright" (Shinedown). I'm an arsonist? Or I just feel a bit like a self-destructive outcast? The first, not so much. The latter? Yeah.

6. What does 2+2 equal?
"After The Storm" (Mumford and Sons). That answer is either the most profound or the most nonsensical solution to a math problem I've ever encountered.

7. What do you think of your best friends?
The Complete History of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris (Pig With The Face Of A Boy). Because, you know, everyone needs friends that remind them of Soviet history set to the theme of a classic arcade game.

8. What do you think of the person you like?
"The Night Santa Went Crazy" (Weird Al Yankovic). Um, look, there's a difference between crazy and crazy. This one is pushing the limits of the crazy I'll tolerate.

9. What is your life story?
"I Shot The Sheriff" (Eric Clapton). For the record, I want it noted that I did not shoot the deputy.

10. What do you want to be when you grow up?
"Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3" (Pink Floyd). But I don't want to be another brick in the wall! I want to be free of the wall! And if I must be another brick, I don't want to be the third one. *stamps feet* Lies! All lies!

11. What do you think when you see the person you like?
"Jeremy" (Pearl Jam). A song about suicide? Come on! Even I am not that morbid. :(

12. What do your parents think of you?
"Hell's Bells" (AC/DC). Bahahaha

13. What will you dance to at your wedding?
"Another One Bites The Dust" (Queen). In some weird way, this one makes sense.

14. What will they play at your funeral?
"Engel" (Rammstein). This one sounds sweet at first, but, considering that the English translation of the chorus includes the refrain about not wanting to be an angel, I have decided that some mean people are picking the music for my funeral.

15. What is your hobby?
"Turn The Page" (Bob Seger). I couldn't have picked a more appropriate answer based on title. But not content. My hobby is not being on stage. I'm too cowardly.

16. What is your biggest secret?
"Daisy Dead Petals" (Tori Amos). Well, now that you know the alias I use as a vampire hunter, there goes that line of work. . . .

17. What do you think of your friends?
"The Song Remains The Same" (Led Zeppelin). Does this mean my friends never change? Or that they are all alike? Or that I'm like all of them? I don't understand!

18. What's the worst thing that could happen?
"Riders On The Storm" (The Doors). Did you not just hear the man?! Jim Morrison said that there's a killer on the road! What could be worse?

19. How will you die?
"Carnival of Rust" (Poets of the Fall). I should have gotten a tetanus shot after all.

20. What is the one thing you regret?
"Lithium" (Evanescence) Would someone at least tell me how I ended up on meds to begin with?

21. What makes you laugh?
"Seven Nation Army" (The White Stripes). I want to know what is so funny about facing off with such a numerous foe.

22. What makes you cry?
"Marvelous Things" (Eisley). I have actually never been much of one to cry for joy.

23. Will you ever get married?
"Song of Joy" (Nick Cave and The Bad Seed). Don't let the title fool you. According to the song, I will get married. I'll just end up murdered by my husband. Oh. Joy.

24. What scares you the most?
"Run Through The Jungle" (Creedance Clearwater Revival). One must be fleet of foot to outwit the frightening beasties of the forest. I fear I am not quite that fleet.

25. Does anyone like you?
"Gimme Shelter" (Rolling Stones). I'll take that as a negative.

26. If you could go back in time, what would you change?
"Werewolves of London" (Warren Zevon). If it were up to me, the little old lady would not be mutilated and Jim would keep his lungs.

27. What hurts right now?
"Pinball Wizard." (The Who). What? I suck at pinball, and the wizard is prone to gloating.

28. What will you post this as?
"Promontory" (Last of The Mohicans soundtrack). ???????

What have I learned from this exercise? I have a lot of old-school music. That and I need to get some less depressing tunes if I don't want to end up as a murdered vampire hunter killed with tetanus by a psychopathic husband.


  1. I am now officially in love with Bauhaus! Amazing avant-garde music!

  2. This post was so funny!
    ...Why do you have so many depressing songs? O.o
    I should do a post like this...but I don't know how to set my MP3 on shuffle. :(

  3. @Math: Yay! Bauhaus is superb! They were one of the original goth rock bands. ^^ I discovered them only a few months ago myself.

    @Sana: Thank you! Hmm . . . not sure why I have so many depressing songs. I do like morbid things, so that may be why. I'm not sure if your MP3 player is like mine, but for mine, you go to "Options," then "Play Mode," then "Shuffle." Maybe yours is similar? If you do one, I can't wait to read it! :D

  4. Yayayay! You have at least one White Stripes song on you MP3 player1 They are one of my favorite bands. :) My favorite song by them is Fell In Love with a Girl, just because it is so catchy and upbeat.

    Hahaha. I love that last sentence! :D Makes me wonder what my MP3 would turn it up...

  5. Yes, I love The White Stripes! They're just so intriguing and quirky. "Seven Nation Army" is probably my favorite, but all of their stuff is good. :) What are some of your other favorite bands?

    If you do this with your MP3 players, let me know what your results are. I love to compare notes on these sorts of things! I do hope your results are more cheerful than mine. :D

  6. Oh my goodness, well I like almost all Alternative music. But my favorite band is Death Cab for Cutie. I also like The Strokes, The Hush Sound, Cage the Elephant, Weezer, Jack's Mannequin, and a whole bunch more! What's you favorite? :)

  7. My absolute favorite band from the age of twelve, hands-down, is Pink Floyd. Oh, how I adore them, from their early years all the way until their falling out in the mid-eighties. (I don't listen to their later music on principle. Stubborn misguided principle but still principle.) *twirls in a suitably psychodelic Floydian circle*

    I love a lot of other classic rock, though, including The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Lynryd Skynyrd, Jimi Hendrix, and Ozzy Osbourne.

    I also like more contemporary artists, such as Tori Amos, Evanescence, Weird Al, The White Stripes, Nick Cave and the Bad Seed, and Mumford and Sons. Feathery Snidget recently introduced me to Florence + The Machine, so they're my newest obsession.

    I also like some classical music, as well, especially Beethoven and Chopin.

  8. I do love me some classic music. To me, it tells more of a story than most lyrics can (except Andrew McMahon's lyrics, they are profound. You must look him up RIGHT NOW! He was in Something Corporate but now he's Jack's Mannequin).

    To be honest, I'm not really into classic rock. Sure I listen to it, and it's certainly better than new country and pop, but I'm much more of an Alternative/Indie rock type. :)

  9. Oooh, he is rather good. ^^

    I just now started listening to Alternative and Indie music. When I was a kid, my family listened to a lot of classic rock, so that's probably why I got so into it. I weeded through what I didn't like--Aerosmith, KISS, and Foreigner ;-(--and what I did like--Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors. And did I mention Pink Floyd?! :D