This morning I reached out to Twitter needing help with what to write today. After some discussion, Steve came to the rescue with a music post idea that morphed into one of those survey deals you answer with the songs on shuffle in your music playlist. Steve, being the wonderfully amazing man he is, went and found such surveys over at The Vomit Comet. Let me tell you about Steve. If you need a Canadian man who will always be a fantastic friend, That’s Steve. Having a bad day and need a pick me up? That’s Steve. Have you ever wondered if a man speaks to the beer bottles in his fridge, giving them a pep talk? That’s Steve. Do you enjoy listening to a sudden outburst on subjects such as the word “tweeps”? That’s Steve. I could go on and on about this incredible man, but we’ve got a music survey to get to.
Carin found Steve’s music survey and since he originally said I should write a post about how wonderful he is, I’m modeling mine on his. You probably know the drill. Shuffle your music playlist and answer each question with the song that plays. Hit next but never, ever skip. I’m switching it up a bit and including the artist, since I never know the artists on these things when people do them. I’m also going to add some more current events/pop culture type questions to make it a little longer, because I can. I think I’ll also throw in little comments after iTunes answers the questions for me, if they’re funny. I wrote all the questions down before going to Gamma’s. Man I can’t wait to turn on the iTunes later!
Ok, home and finally done coming up with the last bit of questions. Gonna turn on my “just music” playlist so we don’t get audio books and described movies. Here we go! iTunes, please make this good…
Here are the original questions.
1. If someone says, “you’re hot”, you say?
Concrete Angel (Martina McBride)
*My muscles are hard as concrete?
2. How would you describe your life?
One Blue Sky (Sugarland)
*I love this! So positive!
3. What is your life long goal?
Nessun Dorma (Paul Potts)
*I had to look this up. Apparently it means, “nobody shall sleep”. This means my goal is to never be boring.
4. What do your friends think of you?
Get Out of This Town (Carrie Underwood)
*I’ll just be in the corner crying.
5. What do your parents think of you?
The Past is the Past (Tantric)
*Wow. A little misty here, I must admit. That’s perfect.
6. What do you often think about?
The Unforgiven (Metallica)
*Uh oh, does that mean I’m holding a grudge? Hmmm.
7. What do you think of the person who likes you?
The Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries (St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra & Stanislav Gorkovenko)
*Hahahahaha! This cracked me up when it started playing. Interesting.
8. What does your best friend always say to you?
*She does? Alrighty then.
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Freak on a Leash (Korn)
10. What is your favorite saying?
Plush (Stone Temple Pilots)
*I might just have to incorporate this…
11. What will you dance to at your wedding?
Million Faces (Paolo Nutini)
*It’s actually a decent first dance tempo for a wedding that will never happen.
12. What will be played at your funeral?
Bark at the Moon (Ozzy Osbourne)
*This is fitting since I’m a Freak on a Leash.
13. What is your biggest fear?
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: IV. In the Hall of the Mountain Kin (Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra & Jansug Kakhidze)
*Wow ok so I looked it up. Peer Gynt was a play and one of the descriptions was: “has also been described as the story of a life based on procrastination and avoidance.” I’d say that’s a pretty relevant fear. iTunes knows me well.
14. What is your biggest secret?
Castle On a Cloud (Les Misérables Original London Cast)
*It’s my happy place.
15. What do you think of your house?
Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne)
*I got nothing. iTunes missed this one I think.
16. What will you name this post?
Il Canto (Paul Potts)
*I think I’ll change the title of the post. That won’t hook anyone.
That concludes the original survey. Hmm, what should I add? Ok some of these sound like Magic 8-ball questions.
17. Do you prefer Apple over Microsoft?
*That’s pretty perfect because Apple is more of a happy kind of Sugarlandish type company to me than Microsoft.
18. Is Twitter better than Facebook?
*Yeah I think Jupiter is a cool planet.
19. Is he/she just not that into you?
*Hmmm. I don’t know how to take that.
20. What do you think about ‘Twilight’?
*Yeah I think I might need that if I read/watched ‘Twilight’. Maybe that explains the sparkles…
21. Was Casey Anthony guilty?
Fall Down or Fly (Lindi Ortega)
*Uh huh, she flew into hiding.
22. How do you feel about politics?
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16 in A Minor: Allegro Molto Moderato (Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Marian Lapsansky & Bystrik Rezucha)
*I think the minor chords say it all.
23. How do you react when someone refers to your sports team incorrectly?
Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 (London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) & Alberto Lizzio)
*iTunes would pick now to throw out all the classical pieces, wouldn’t it?
24. How do you feel about Four Square?
The Point of No Return (Phantom of the Opera)
*Hahahaha that’s kinda funny.
25. Will that big problem ever get resolved?
*And Tantric makes me misty again. Really? Just wishing? Ugh.
26. What will play when you cash in your freebie card? (It’s laminated!)
Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
*Hahahahaha!!! And notice the band before this question was Tantric? Hey, a girl can dream.
27. What do your Twitter friends think of you?
Hey Now (Tantric)
*Hey now what? Am I boring? And hmm, the freebie card question is sandwiched between two Tantric songs…
28. How do you feel about the holidays?
Un Giorno Per Moi (A Time For Us) (Paul Potts)
*Nice. This track translated for me. Pretty fitting. It should be a time for us, not commercialism.
29. Will the Cubs ever win a World Series?
Nova Heart (Spoons)
*Hahaha! A nova is a star that gets really bright and then fades again. So maybe Cubs fans’ hearts will always swell without that happy ending? Hope iTunes is wrong. I’m glad a Spoons song came on since Steve and Carin got me that album.
30. What are your thoughts on Justin Bieber?
*Heart Failure (Sixx: A.M.)
*Hahahahahah!!!! Trust me, not the swoony kind of heart failure.
Well that was fun, and hard work. Why’d iTunes have to play all those classical songs? Hope you enjoyed it.
PS – iChat shows my iTunes tracks, so Erik is my proof that I didn’t skip. )