here's a meme i snagged from jamie jamerkins.
directions: set your ipod to shuffle and click to the next track to answer the questions below. i've taken the liberty of locating the lyrics, or sample of the track when an instrumental is used, and linking them to the title. to read or listen, click the track title. i've also given my guess as to a meaning behind the track. glad that ol' english degree is being put to some use... extracting meaning from song lyrics... for a blog.
1. what would describe your personality?
"there must be an angel (playing with my heart)" -- eurythmics
translation: thrown and overblown with bliss isn't a bad personality to have.
2. what do you like in a guy/girl?
"summer here kids"-- grandaddy
translation: all the world loves a stick in the mud.
3. how do you feel today?
"all countries" -- tristeza
translation: mellow, purposeful, chugging along
4. what’s your life’s purpose?
"jump in the river" -- sinead o'connor
translation: just do it full force and eff everybody else!
5. what is your motto?
"eros' entropic tundra" -- of montreal
translation: no one loves you as much as you love them... or something.
6. what do your friends think of you?
"day o" -- raffi
translation: let's work hard and get outta here! seems apt given that i see most of my friends in a work setting.
7. what do you think of your parents?
"don't be afraid" -- aaron hall
translation: egads! i prefer not to think of my parents that way, but i suppose this, at one time, was probably quite fitting.
8. what do you think about very often?
"pelican narrows" -- caribou
translation: uhhh... pelicans? don't know -- it's an instrumental.
9. what do you think of your best friend?
"neutral"-- eliot lipp
translation: deep affection + rabid frustration = neutral?
10. what do you think of the person you like?
"royksopp's night out" -- royksopp
translation: these damned instrumentals...
11. what is your life story?
"iron man" -- the bad plus
translation: an elegant interpretation of a story about someone cast out from society
12. what do you want to be when you grow up?
"for the dishwasher" -- grandaddy
translation: a disgruntled, low-wage worker. neat.
13. what do you think when you see the person you like?
"minor detail" -- sondre lerche & the faces down quartet
translation: fear of losing someone so incredible? yeah, i get that.
14. what do your parents think of you?
"silverfuck" -- smashing pumpkins
translation: a heartless, heartbreaking manipulator? again, neato.
15. what will be played at your funeral?
"picture this" -- the beastie boys
translation: she lived life seeking the answers to questions no one else wanted the answers to... or something.
16.what is your hobby/interest?
"uptown" -- aya
translation: dance and think about loved ones. okay, i'll give you that.
17. what is your biggest secret?
"brush your teeth" -- raffi
translation: yes, this is my secret for getting otto to let me brush his teeth. i actually sing it to him every day as i scrub the moss from his chiclets.
18. what do you think of your friends?
"k (feat alison jear)" -- layo & bushwacka!
translation: no track available to hear. lyrics? uh... sun? some moaning and screaming? um... i have no idea. damned instrumentals.
19. what should you post this as?
"earth, sun, moon" -- love and rockets