Friday, July 9, 2010

Do you like music?


So the other day, I was on facebook, and in the page's margins it said "you 'like' painting- do you also 'like' music?" My immediate response was, "Who the hell doesn't 'like' music?...How sad are their lives?" [Tangent: The only possible people that might answer NO to this are cloistered nuns, but they also probably don't have facebook pages, so that rules out that exception] I suddenly felt bad for this demographic and wanted to have some sort of intervention where they were given a bunch of mix cds at random and forced to go listen to them in seclusion.

Or...they could just come to work with me for a day. I have the luxury (?) of having a job where I am pretty much in my own little cubicle bubble, and can listen to my Ipod for 8 hrs at a time. Its kind of cathartic and makes my workday worthwhile (gross I just typed that). I even have my musical uppers and downers cued up. When my shuffler gets too somber [Tangent: One day I inadvertantly activated the genius option while Damien Rice was playing and I was convinced that my Ipod was trying to drive me to suicide. Thank Allah we were on the 2nd floor and the windows don't open from the inside.], I cue up the GaGa or some any of the plethora of showtunes I have waiting for me beyond the comfort of my skull candy earbuds [Tangent: yes to both the questions I see popping up in your minds. YES! I am a big gay man inside and YES! skull candy is the most obnoxious name for a product...but those earbuds are like an oddly invasive ear embrace.]

Some days I will come across a song and listen to it 5 or 6 times in a row until it fully sinks in. Today's songs that had to "marinate" were "To Be with You" by monster ballad-rific Mr. Big and "A Comet Appears" by The Shins. I also have the advantage of working with lots of other people who listen to music all day so we borrow and burn cds fairly consistantly and introduce each other to new artists. Even though those two examples are not super current, I have finally become that girl that is not 10 years behind on music [Tangent: the last time I was into current artists and actually kept up with 'what the kids are into' was when I was in middle school to early high school- so sometimes I am surprised to realize that bands like Better Than Ezra and The Gin Blossoms are no longer considered hip.] In fact, sometimes I am even in front of the curve, musically. Get me a fedora, some ill fitting jeans and a summer scarf, Stat! I am a hipster. [psych! Thats not happening! I am too old to be a hipster and old hipsters are sad.]

Ok. So in honor of this, and because I couldn't think of anything else to write...here's a generic survey I found when I googled "generic myspace itunes survey." [Tangent: It is clear that I am the coolest girl ever on a friday night!]

Take the itunes shuffle survey?
First, the Rules:
1. Put your iTunes/ 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.
4. Add a comment - how random/true did the song title turn out to be?

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?

Still fighting -off ben folds acapella cd - (That is quite an odd response, but I like it and I think I will adopt it. It will be like when religious people answer by saying "blessed)

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Defying gravity-via the cast of Glee (Again, I like it and think it works.)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Sex and candy- marcy playground (mwahahahahahah. thats so creepy and spot on.)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Human of the year- regina spektor (wow…that’s positive)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Wind- cat stevens (am I a planeteer?)

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
These apples- barenaked ladies ("can all this fruit be free?"...works on so many levels)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Forever for her (is over for me)- the white stripes (I have a devoted following. BONUS!)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
The Lowering (a sad day in greenvilletown)- the avett brothers (aww..perfect…actually my parents did live in Greenville when dad was in school. Perfect. And the Avetts make me sublimely happy and so do mom and dad)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Kalifornia love- 2pac (all the time...constantly. 24/7)

WHAT IS 2+2?
Caravan- van Morrison (never good at math…)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
The Mountains Win Again - Blues Traveller (awww...so perfect because Kristen and I almost skipped senior prom to go see Blues Traveller, back when John Popper was still fat and awesome, at River Stages)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
The joker- steve miller band (absolutely…. that's the common thread of boys I like)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Rock and roll lifestyle- cake (not exactly. listening to 8 hrs in a bulletin boarded cube hardly qualifies)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Not crying- flight of the conchords (well that would be a good thing)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Einstein on the beach- counting crows (wow…that’s specific. I do love a smarty!)

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
You can’t always get what you want- rolling stones (DAMN! cold-blooded)

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Koala Bears- mitch hedberg (I would love to dance to comedy bits! Especially about the cutest infestation ever!)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Killer Queen- Queen (hahahah…..amazing. I want to have a Queen themed funeral. There I said it...and its emblazoned on the internet)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Dust Bowl Dance- Mumford & Sons (sounds like a fun way to spend your time)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Oh no! – Justin Timberlake (I guess that’s your answer)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
The Drugs don’t work- Ben Harper (so this survey is inferring that either all my friends are druggies or I have to take drugs to endure their company you decide)

2 comments:

  1. Is it just me, or do the implications of those Shuffle surveys always make the person answering them appear shady and/or suspect?

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  2. Take a weekend and listen to the eternal hipster Leonard Cohen. You may cry the tears of the soul,...you may cry the tears of a Lifetime movie marathon entitled " Men are bad and will hurt you ". But you will cry.
    I suggest :
    Waiting for a miracle
    Jazz Police
    Sisters of Mercy
    Hallelujah
    Suzanne

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