Wednesday, April 09, 2008

What are you listening to?

About 5 years ago, I won a sales contest and the prize was an Ipod. It sat in a box, unopened, for a good month until my friend Jason spotted it. He asked why it was unopened and my response was "I don't have the time to set it up". So, over the course of the next hour, he sat in my office and hooked me up. Little did I know that I would be so addicted to the dumb thing. honor of my Ipod (and my very eclectic mix of music) I give you the Ipod meme:

Basic Info:

Total Length:
~5824 songs, 147.6 days, 21.71GB

First & Last Songs (sorted by title):
~`a Quai - Amelie Soundtrack
~ 99 In The Shade - Bon Jovi

Shortest & Longest Songs:
~Funny How I'm Losing You - Ryan Adams (:01)
~Sleep Don't Weep - Damien Rice (21:54)

First & Last Albums (by title):
~ About A Boy - Badly Drawn Boy
~ 9 - Damien Rice

First & Last Artist:
~ a-Ha
~ 50 Cent

Top 5 Most Played Songs:
~ Good Life - Kanye West
~ Wall to Wall - Chris Brown
~ Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown
~ Candyman - Christina Aguilera
~F**k Me Pumps - Amy Winehouse

Search for the following words. How many songs show up?
~Sex: 27
~Death: 62
~Love: 428
~You: 782
~Home: 70
~Boy: 161
~Girl: 90

First 5 songs that come up on Party Shuffle:
~ A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
~ Aqua De Beber - Sophie Milman
~ Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
~ Winding Road - Bonnie Somerville
~Cherry, Cherry - Neil Diamond

Now for the questions:

The Rules:
1. Put your music player on shuffle
2. Press forward for each question
3. Use the song title as the answer to your question

Q: What does the next year have in store for you?
A: Frontin’ by Jamie Cullum

~Don’t hate the playa – hate the game!

Q: What does your love life look like next year?
A: Excuse Me If I Break My Own Heart Tonight by Whiskeytown
~oh my...that's not how it's supposed to go!

Q: What do you say when life gets hard?
A: Too Much Fun by Starflyer 59

Q: Song that reminds you of the good times?
A: Square One by Coldplay

~I kind of wore myself out on Coldplay and hardly listen to them anymore.

Q: What do you think of when you get up in the morning?
A: Butterfly by Donavon Frankenreiter

Q: What song will you dance to at your wedding?
A: Pennies from Heaven by Dean Martin & The Rat Pack

Q: Song that reminds you of your first kiss?
A: Charborg by Pinback

~The lyrics start out decent enough but then it turns into a microphone check – ending with ‘these monitors suck’. Amazing…

Q: Your favorite saying?
A: Shoot Out the Lights by The Prix
~Could work….

Q: Favorite place?
A:. 9 Crimes by Damien Rice
~I saw him at The Greek Theater in LA and it was the best show I saw in '07.

Q: Most missed memory?
A: Closer I Am To Fine by the Indigo Girls
~This song actually brings back a lot of memories…it came off a mix CD that was made for me.

Q: What song describes your best friend?
A: Dark Horse by Amanda Marshall
~Such a great artist – what ever happened to her!?

Q: What song describes your ex?
A: Be True to Your School by The Beach Boys
~“So be true to your school – just like you would to your girl now” Hmmm…..interesting.

Q: Where would you go on your first date?
A: Ticket To Ride by The Beatles

~If the Beatles are involved in the date, I don't care where we are going.

Q: Drug of choice?

A: Broken by Jack Johnson

~Off of the Curious George Soundtrack - a nice CD to listen to when you want to chill out.

Q: What song best describes you?
A: Working Too Hard by Lyle Lovett

~I still can't believe he was married to Julia Roberts.

Q: What is the thing you like doing most?
A: River, Sea, Ocean by About A Boy
~Considering my enthusiasm for water activities – this is pretty accurate.

Q: What song best describes the president?
A: Honey Honey by Feist
~Uh…don’t think so.

Q: Where will you be in ten years?
A: Twilight by Electric Light Orchestra
~The most random stuff pops up!

Q: Your love life right now?
A: There Goes by Alan Jackson
~The lyrics would indicate that someone has a crush on me….

Q: What is your state of mind at the moment?
A: Slang by Def Leppard

~One of my least favorite Def Leppard songs - in fact, I think I will delete it.

Q: How will you die?
A: Everything I Do by Whiskeytown

~Oh Ryan Adams – you’re such a heartbreaker.

Now it's your turn. What are you listening to?