Thursday, February 15, 2007

iPod meme

According to rules of the game, (ht: SFO Mom), “Go to your music player of choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question. NO CHEATING.”

If Nutmeg can have a disclaimer so can I: I bought my husband an iPod shuffle for his birthday last year and it has all of his music on it (our tastes differ a bit). I have an MP3 player that my dad got frustrated with and handed down to us but since we are a totally Mac family I have to use this crazy program that turns your Mac into a PC in order to load stuff on it and it is a big pain to use so I really haven't put very much on it. (Did you get all that?)

What this really means is that I have a very small sampling of my tastes on this thing. I could go "fill 'er up" but that would mean using that crazy program mentioned above which might also be violating the rules of the meme. Or... I could just go with what I've got. So here goes:

How does the world see you?
"I Need You" (That Thing You Do Soundtrack- fun movie with great music) Add a "Mommy" in front of that and we are good to go!

Will I have a happy life? "Very Nice Prince" (Into the Woods- Stephen Sondheim) Yes, he is and it has been so far!

What do my friends really think of me? "Lovin' you Lots and Lots" (That Thing You Do) That is so sweet. Hope it's true.

Do people secretly lust after me? "Send in the Clowns" (A Little Night Music- Sondheim) General consensus says this is a silly question, but...true fact...I was terrified of clowns as a child. Psychoanalyze that.

How can I make myself happy? "A Weekend in the Country" (A Little Night Music -Sondheim) Pleeeeeease!

What should I do with my life? "Shrimp Shack" (That Thing You Do) The people around here are kind of short and it might be mistaken for a shack if I don't get to my cleaning.

Will I ever have children? "On The Steps of the Palace" (Into the Woods) Ouch! I hope not. I'm usually game for all kinds of birthing options, but this one is a bit much!

(Aside) OK, I admit it. I am a fan of musicals (theater major, what can I say) but I have more on here than just Sondheim, I promise. Let's keep going....

What is some good advice for me? "Thy Will Be Done" (Marie Bellet) Amen!

How will I be remembered? "Agony 2" (Into The Woods) That I suffered it or caused it?
Actually, this song is about two "cry-baby" princes who can't have the Princesses they want (even though they already have the Princesses they first desired) so they complain about it each whining that he is in more agony than the other. Hmmm, maybe I should watch my whining.

What is my signature dancing song? "Dreamland" (For the Boys soundtrack) I love to dance to this soundtrack because it has a whole range of rhythms--- everything from Rumba to Swing, but this song is very hard to dance to and isn't one of my favorites.

What do I think is my current theme song? "Remember?" (A Little Night Music) This one cracked me up! I have a terrible memory. I try to write stuff down to help, but I usually forget or when I do remember to write it, I forget where I put it.

What does everyone think my current theme song is? "One Heroic Moment" (Marie Bellet) Now I am crying. Why can't I see that for myself?

What song will play at my funeral? "That Thing You Do" (That Thing You Do) It's really upbeat and fun to dance to if anyone feels like dancing at my funeral.

What type of men / women do you like? "The Ballad of Booth" (Assassins- Stephen Sondheim) No, I don't like assassins, but my husband was a history major and this song is about the assassination of Lincoln from Booth's perspective with commentary from the Balladeer/Historian.

What is my day going to be like? "Here I Am" (Marie Bellet) Ain't that the truth, Marie!

See why I have to protest? No country music (unless you count Marie Bellet) and country songs have the best titles! No Mandy Patinkin. No Gypsy Kings. No Latin Dance Music. No other musicals besides Sondheim like Schwartz, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Webber or Rice.

So there you go you nutty girl. If you were hoping to "out" me as the child of the 80's that I am, I am sorry to disappoint you (no Shot Through the Heart here, only in my head). I don't know who else has an iPod/MP3/or stereo system, so I will just say, "Play 'em if you got 'em!"

I would love to know what Suzanne, Cheryl and Dawn listen to!

1 comment:

  1. The Gypsy Kings were a favorite in college... not neccessarily for me, but for our neighbors, and they played them LOUD.

    No "I play my part and you play your game..."???

    I'm disappointed.



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