We revisit the world of Facebook memes. This one is kind of a hit or miss, but was fun to do just to see what would come up. Further commentary at the end of this list.
1.Put Your music player on Shuffle…. windows media player, ipod, itunes…etc
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
(5. Tag at least 10 friends.)
6. Anyone tagged has to do the same, because fun pointlessness spreads like a virus (and none of us really want to do our work).
If someone says, “Are you okay?” you say?
“Los Angeles Is Burning” (Bad Religion)
How would you describe yourself?
“One Hundred Years From Now” (Velvet Crush)
How do you feel today?
“Castle Kelly/Juju Reel” (Pendragon)
What is your life’s purpose?
“Fast Fiddle and Banjo Tune” (Alison Krauss)
What is your motto?
“Anarchy Camp” (NoFX)
What do your friends think of you?
“Clampdown” (The Clash)
What do you think of your parents?
“Freak Magnet” (The Violent Femmes)
What do you think about very often?
“Haul On the Bowline” (The Foc’sle Singers & Paul Clayton)
What do you think of your best friend?
“Joe Cooley’s/Tulla Reel/Flaxen Bloom” (Ivan Smyth)
What do you think of the person you like?
“Philly Dog” (Herbie Mann)
What is your life story?
“The Magnificent Seven” (The Clash)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
“The Secret Set” (Toucan Pirates)
What do you think of when you see the person you like?
“Mirror In the Bathroom” (Fifi – punk cover of the song by The English Beat)
What will you dance to at your wedding?
“Just a Bum” (Greg Brown)
What is your hobby/interest?
“The Nine Points of Roguery” (Conor Long)
What is your biggest fear?
“Vanilla Sex” (Rancid & NoFX)
What is your biggest secret?
“Christmas Eve/Bodhran Solo” (Mance Grady)
What do you think of your friends?
“Sweet Jane” (Lou Reed)
What will you post this as?
“Fire Maringo” (Pirates of New Providence)
What does this reveal about me? Not much except most of my iPod is taken up by various representatives of punk and folk. The punk tends toward old school, but not entirely. The folk is mostly either Irish traditional or sea shanty, but not entirely. I expected more bluegrass to show up, but it’s random and I’m sure if there were maybe ten more questions, there’d have been several representatives from that genre.
- Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon
- Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
- Quentin Tarantino: Interviews
- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by David Eggers
- Peking Diary by Derk Bodde
- The Earliest English Poems (Penguin Classics)
- 1066 and All That by WC Sellar & RJ Yeatman
- Drinking With Bukowski edited by Daniel Weizmann
- Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze/The Land of Terror (double novel) by Kenneth Robeson
- The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue by Robert Klein
And what does this reveal? Not much. Ah well.
Can’t win them all.
RUMOR HAS IT…
As a nod to this weekend’s New York ComicCon, I did a little research and discovered that its origins date back to the 1939, two weeks following the World’s Fair in New York City. Attendance was a mere 53 and that the furthest any single attendee traveled was from Ronkonkoma on Long Island. The banquet cost a whopping $2 and only ten attendees could afford the banquet. Everyone else convened at the local automat.
Today’s link is entirely unrelated to everything else on this page. I was a big fan of the original 70sConnections 10-part miniseries by James Burke. I’ve been re-watching them lately thanks to Netflix, and this morning I offer up a link to Palmer’s JAMES BURKE Fan Companion – a site with loads of info on the various Connections series, episodes, and writings and appearances of James Burke. If you’re a fan of the history of science and technology, you’ll want to check this out.