"Better Be Home Soon" - Still Another Damn Music Meme

Yes, dear readers, it's time for another damn music meme. There are a million reasons why, but I'll just a list a few:
  • Because a teaching overload is most truly felt at the end of the term
  • Because there is an administrative need to make the term feel extra-productive by cramming in extra meetings into the final days
  • Because the weather is working its foul magic on me, making me sleepy and sniffly and easily distracted
And so, here are the rules:

Put your iTunes or MP3 player on shuffle
  1. For each question, press the next button to get your answer
  2. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
  3. Tag 10 friends who might enjoy doing the game as well as the person you got the note from.
So, as per the usual, I'm not tagging anyone, and though this is a nonsense meme, when it works, it really works. I"ll let you be the judges though.

IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
"Begin the Begin" - R.E.M.

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
"Graveyard" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
"That Old Black Magic" - Keely Smith & Louis Prima

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
"Roadrunner" - Joan Jett

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
"What Would Wolves Do? " Les Savvy Fav

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
"Smokestack Lightning" - Howlin' Wolf

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
"My Poor Bran" - the Foo Fighters

WHAT IS 2+2?
"Not About Love" - Fiona Apple

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
"Science Fiction Double Feature" - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
"Sweet Jane" - Cowboy Junkies

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
"God Damn Job" - the Replacements

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
"About a Girl" - Nirvana

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
"Second to None" - Phoenix

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
"Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold" - Robert Earl Keen Jr.

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
"Land of 1,000 Dances" - Wilson Pickett

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
"Televisor" - Morningwood

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
"Love Removal Machine" - The Cult

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
"Oceans" - Pearl Jam

WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
"Horse to Water" - R.E.M.

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
"Darts of Pleasure" - Franz Ferdinand

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
"Porchlight" - Neko Case

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
"Sex Mad Roar" - The Clash

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
"Crazy Love" - Van Morrison and Ray Charles

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
"Only the Good Die Young" - Billy Joel

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
"Wichita Skyline" - Shawn Colvin

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
"Straight, No Chaser" - Miles Davis

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
"Sky Blue Sky" - Wilco

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
"Better Be Home Soon" - Crowded House

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lex dexter said...

tell it to me straight, reverend doctor. do you have a quick way of exporting the track listings, or did you manually copy them song titles?

either way, i wonder if Robert Earl Keen Jr. knows you're holding it down for him with hi-profile name-drops in the Netroots.

kudos,
lex dexter

December 2, 2008 at 5:21 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Manual copying. It gave me a great listen while I was waiting for office hours appointments to show up.

And since I do heart REK, it'd be alright with me if he just knew someone out there was digging him today (that's off a great disc, btw, of covers of Townes Van Zandt songs - one of the best tribute discs I've ever heard).

December 2, 2008 at 6:07 PM
lex dexter said...

oh right, "Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold" is the poker song... i missed that the first time around.

i seem to recall that REK double-billed at my undergrad university (l'university of the South) with Rodney Crowell, so i've always lumped 'em together in my head.

December 2, 2008 at 10:29 PM
Sisyphus said...

Heh. Funny. Some of these are great.

Makes me wonder if the ipod could replace the magic 8-ball for important divinatory stuff. hmm.

December 3, 2008 at 6:51 PM