The shuffle continues...
Marco came up with this, and everyone else has done it, so here we go:
Shuffle game rules:
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to each question.
4. Cheating optional (although I swear I didn’t cheat on any of these)
1.) Describe your first date.
Shuffle says: “Glosoli” by Sigur Ros
“Glosoli” must be Icelandic for “f-ing disastrous.”
2.) What is your personal religion?
Shuffle Says: “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” by Grateful Dead
I swear I didn’t cheat on this one.
3.) What do you think of your current hometown?
Shuffle says: “69 Année Erotique” by Serge Gainsbourg
It is a sexy little town.
4.) What do you feel guilty about?
Shuffle says: “Electricity (Drugs)” by Talking Heads
I do wonder what my dearly departed brain cells would do for me these days if I’d given them a chance.
5.) What embarrasses you?
Shuffle says: “Dream Thrum” by James
The fact that I have this song on my iPod.
6.) What kind of restaurant would you open?
Shuffle says: “You Take the Gold” by Beachwood Sparks
Obviously an Olympic-themed pancake house!
7.) How do you feel about fall?
Shuffle says: “What Comes Next” by Yo La Tengo
I actually like fall, Yo La Tengo. Don’t be so blasé about it.
8.) What's your greatest fear?
Shuffle says: “Once Upon a Daydream” by The Police
I do fear that life will pass me by while I spend my time daydreaming. It’s always been a problem, if you believe my 2nd and 3rd grade report cards.
9.) What's your biggest weakness?
Shuffle says: “Get Up Jake” by The Band
No idea where iPod is coming from with this one. Is “Jake” another word for scotch?
10.) What was the last lie you told?
Shuffle says: “Ledi Ndieme M'bodj” by Orchestra Baobab
When I said before that I didn't cheat on any of these, that's not exactly true. I'm actually lying about this one. iPod came up with something else, and I didn't want to expose that particular lie.
11.) What's the biggest thing you learned in school?
Shuffle says: “Verses from the Abstract” by Tribe Called Quest
Shuffle game, you brilliant son of a bitch!
12.) What did you dream your life would be like as a child?
Shuffle says: “La La Love You” by the Pixies
I was a very friendly kid.
13.) What was your first serious girlfriend/boyfriend like?
Shuffle says: “Looking at the Sun” by Matthew Sweet
Like everyone else’s first girlfriend/boyfriend experience, I was completely blind to everything else around me. She was pretty awesome. Wonder where she is...
14.) What were you doing 10 years ago?
Shuffle says: “Move On” by the Rentals
Ha. That’s about all I was doing.
15.) What will you be doing in 10 years?
Shuffle says: “The King of Time” by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
I knew it! I’m going to be a soccer mom.
16.) What does a cry for help from you sound like?
Shuffle says: “KC Accidental” by Broken Social Scene
I like to be abstract when I’m in serious emotional danger. “KC” stands for “I got kicked in the crotch by a bull and I need you to call 911 immediately.”
17.) What do you buy at Wal-Mart?
Shuffle says: “Act of Quiet Desperation” by Walt Mink
That’s the only way I’m buying anything at Wal-Mart.
18.) Describe your personal political philosophy.
Shuffle says: “Svefn-g-englar” by Sigur Ros
Wow, shuffle game. “Svefn-g-englar” clearly translates into “voting.”
19.) Do you like to travel?
Shuffle says: “A Century of Fakers” by Belle and Sebastian
Unlike most people this past century who travel strictly to improve their social, political, and personal standing, I travel joyfully and honestly.
20.) How do you feel about your coworkers?
Shuffle says: “Folk Fun” by Dizzy Monk
Dizzy Monk happens to be the nom de plume of Mr. Bobby Maville, tap-dancing hip-hop folk singer nonpareil. We used to work together at Classic Video and it was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. He eventually got fired, though I can't remember why. I think it was after that time a customer called him a “cock” and Bobby chased him out of the store and spat on his windshield as he was driving away.
I hope it was as much fun for you as it was for me!