i try not to put too many memes on this thing, really, i do. but, there has been a confluence of two factors lately: good memes, and a dead nickybrain.
thus, we have a music meme, borrowed from useless dicta:
1. Put your iTunes [or your open-source player, for all you sexy linux geeks out there] 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!
IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
"Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows ["believe in me...help me believe in anything...'cause i wanna be someone who believes..."]
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
“Giving In" by Adema [damn, this is close...my actual theme song, which has been for years and years now, is another Adema song: "The Way You Like It." this one isn't far off, though...in fact, it probably does a better job describing my personality, whereas "the way you like it" touches more on my outlook, my approach on life."]
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
"Kill You" by Eminem [wow. ummmm...sorry, i don't like a guy or girl who repeatedly threatens to choke a bitch. pretty funny song, though...just not apt for the question.]
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
"Real" by Lili Haydn [not yet, because i haven't gotten out of bed. however, if anyone makes an effort to shove me into a mold, my feelings get to be like this song really, really quickly.]
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
"Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" by Wesley Willis [i'd be happy with my purpose as whipping a two-humped bactrian camel's ass and getting a crowd to roar like a mountain lion.]
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
"Cold" by Static-X [there are so few complete sentences in this song, much less mottos...this song has to have some of the most spartan lyrics of anything in my playlist. i hope this song isn't my motto, though...it's about two people feigning desire because they're just so fucking sick of not feeling anything. i'm cold and unfeeling a lot of the time, but i'm quite sure that when i'm feeling sexual desire, it's one of the few times i'm actually thawed out. i'm going to say Rhythmbox failed at picking a motto song.]
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
"Ring of Fire" as covered by Social Distortion, originally by Johnny Cash [yeah, Rhythmbox is back to being pretty apt again.]
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
"Candle Song" by Onelinedrawing [i don't think of the light that allows me to write very often anymore...although i had to think about that in st. louis, since our power company sucked and i was often left to write to flashlights and candles and stuff.]
WHAT IS 2+2?
"Afterlife" by Avenged Sevenfold [SO APT. the juxtaposition of question and answer here remind me of one of my favourite lines from Notes from Underground, my favourite book: "Two plus two equals four is no longer life, gentlemen, but the beginning of death!"]
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
“Dulcinea" from the musical Man of La Mancha [no, that's not what i think of my best friend, although he did give me all the music to Man of La Mancha...]
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
“She's My Ride Home" by Blue October [in a literal sense, this fails...as it appears the lovers in this song are heading home after a murder spree in which the singer killed a bunch of people and the lover is aiding and abetting. it also fails in a metaphorical sense...i don't actually feel like he's a way to help me flee from my past and laugh about my naysayers. i just feel...good.]
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
“Beware Of Dog" by Wesley Willis [nope, not my life story...but i was afraid of a big, biting dog on my street when i was a kid.]
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
“Case of the Ex" by Mya [hahaha...nope. i don't really desire to be any of the characters in this story--the crazy ex, the ex who still talks to their crazy ex, or the new s/o who has to deal with it. MISS.]
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
"Flesh" by Cradle of Thorns [yes. this is definitely a frequent facet...not the whole story, but a good part of it. this song has a vibe of just raw, animal attraction...and as much as there's a mental and emotional component, if there weren't times that there was just raw animal attraction, i don't think things would work very well. i'm a very sexual person, and i need that element.]
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
"Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" by Big and Rich [WHAT THE FUCK? i'm not even going to get into this one.]
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
“Stereo Casualty" by Star Crash Speedway [probably not...it's a pretty song, as Star Crash Speedway's stuff always tends to be pretty, but it's not a happy song or a cute song. it's about a depressing car trip, as best as i can tell.]
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
“Complicated Questions" by Finger Eleven [oh yes...they had better play some finger eleven at my funeral, and this is one of their best.]
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
“Blue" by The Rasmus [no way. i can't tell if this song is about raising a kid or taking care of a significant other who can't deal with the world on their own. i have no desire to raise a kid, and i never again want to deal with a significant other who has lost the ability to face the world.]
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
“Rattlesnake" by Live [this has nothing to do with the precious few secrets i keep, but this is a damn good song anyway.]
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
“Ghostbusters", covered by The Rasmus, originally by Ray Parker, Jr. [most of my friends are hilarious, as is this song.]
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
“Lick A Bull Elk's Ass" by Wesley Willis [yeah, licking a bull elk's ass would be really, really bad. i'm with you there, Rhythmbox.]
HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Ted Stevens' "Series of Tubes" speech [I KID YOU NOT. THIS IS WHAT CAME UP. THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME. so many awful possibilities, so hilarious in the abstract.]
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
“Eazy-E" by Wesley Willis [well, it does pain me that i never made it to a Wesley Willis show, although i did meet him out on Clark Street once.]
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
“Allen Wrench" by Shooting Blanks [apt. Shooting Blanks is hilarious, and i'm also entertained by the little allen wrenches they give you when you buy furniture from IKEA.]
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
“Places for Breathing" by Revis [yes. this song is all about losing all the wonder and the happiness of life...and i've had feelings at points in my life that i'd lost all that, and it's fucking depressing.]
WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
“City of the Dead" by The Rasmus [i'm trying to figure out what a song about fending off zombies has to do with getting married.]
WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
"Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood [no, i wouldn't say that scared me the most. yeah, it would suck to have to do it, but i have no fears about kicking someone who violated established terms of a relationship to me, without talking to me about changing the terms, to the curb.]
DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
“Undone" by Down Cycle [this song, which champions rejecting another person for the sake of being more introspective, would imply an answer of no. as i know that's false...i'll just say Rhythmbox failed here.]
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
“Bon Jovi" by Wesley Willis [yes, yes. i know. i would have gone to a Wesley Willis show before he died. stop rubbing that in, Rhythmbox.]
WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
“The Black Swan" by Story of the Year [yes, it hurt that SotY's last album, including this song, was just not very good. but, that neckache i woke up with hurts more.]
WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
“I Know It Will" by 19 Wheels [i haven't listened to this song in months. this song is awesome!]