#NaBloPoMo – Il Canto (Music survey thingy)

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?

Waste (Seether)

*She does? Alrighty then.

9. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Freak on a Leash (Korn)

*Kinky!

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?

Sugarland (Sugarland)

*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?

Jupiter (Jewel)

*Yeah I think Jupiter is a cool planet.

19. Is he/she just not that into you?

Intro/Escape (Journey)

*Hmmm. I don’t know how to take that.

20. What do you think about ‘Twilight’?

Lithium (Nirvana)

*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?

Wishing (Tantric)

*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. )

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4 Responses to #NaBloPoMo – Il Canto (Music survey thingy)

  1. Aww. I’m blushing over here.

    That survey was fun. I laughed every time it dropped a gigantic classical title on you. Oh, and I now have Nova Heart stuck in my head again. I just got it out of there after seeing them do it live on TV the other night.

  2. Ro

    And today? No classical yet hahaha! I always get Romantic Traffic stuck in my head. The other ones don’t seem to stick that much.

  3. Just for you!

    1. If someone says, “you’re hot”, you say?
    After The Rain

    LOL. If only that was true.

    2. How would you describe your life?
    mi corazon se va contigo

    This means My Heart Goes With You. I like it.

    3. What is your life long goal?
    Will You Marry Me

    Hmmm. True! So true!

    4. What do your friends think of you?
    Silent Night

    Not sure about this one. I think I talk a lot. I’ll work on talking more though.

    5. What do your parents think of you?
    Virtuoso

    Thanks Mom! I am musically gifted!

    6. What do you often think about?
    Good Thing

    What good thing? Like Chinese food?

    7. What do you think of the person who likes you?
    Calvary’s Story

    Hmmm.

    8. What does your best friend always say to you?
    I Give My Life To You

    Aww, thanks guys!

    9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    Demonstration Vocals

    I better work on making myself into someone’s vocal box. I’d rather be a front runner though.

    10. What is your favorite saying?
    Serve The Lord

    I never say this.

    11. What will you dance to at your wedding?
    I Will Follow You

    Yes indeed!

    12. What will be played at your funeral?
    I Just Feel Like Something Good is About to Happen

    What? Really? Okay.

    13. What is your biggest fear?
    Joy To The World

    Wow. I’m a little sadistic.

    14. What is your biggest secret?
    All You Need When You Need It

    Shhh.

    15. What do you think of your house?
    Gonna Have a Meetin

    I do like parties.

    16. What will you name this post?
    Jesus Be a Fence Around Me

    No post naming.

    17. Do you prefer Apple over Microsoft?
    I Won’t Let Go

    Hahaha. So true. Not switching to Apple.

    18. Is Twitter better than Facebook?
    Holy One

    No. I don’t even use Twitter. iTunes, you have failed me.

    19. Is he/she just not that into you?
    Voice of Truth

    Darn it.

    20. What do you think about ‘Twilight’?
    Imperfect Hallelu

    Imperfect as everything.

    21. Was Casey Anthony guilty?
    He Didn’t Leave Me

    What?

    22. How do you feel about politics?
    Oh Come All Ye Faithful/Sing To the King

    I guess I like them. No, I love them.

    23. How do you react when someone refers to your sports team incorrectly?
    Oh Come All Ye Faithful

    Different artist here. But yeah. All the faithful will mob the unfaithful til they become faithful!

    24. How do you feel about Four Square?
    Unstoppable

    LOL Haven’t exactly played in years, but oh yeah! I could soooo do it!

    25. Will that big problem ever get resolved?
    He’s Alive

    I guess that means the problem will not be resolved.

    26. What will play when you cash in your freebie card? (It’s laminated!)
    Good Christian Men Rejoyce

    LOL. Awesome! Gimme those freebies! And are we noticing a trend? Lots of Christmas songs. Perhaps I should have used a different list.

    27. What do your Twitter friends think of you?
    Jingle Bells

    I don’t use Twitter. Whyyy iTunes? Is someone impersonating me?

    28. How do you feel about the holidays?
    Hallelujah

    Oh yes baby! The tree is decorated! The stockings are hung! The snowmen are placed out, and the manger scene music/snow globes are sitting proudly near the TV!

    29. Will the Cubs ever win a World Series?
    I Give You Jesus

    When they get Jesus obviously. Better known as Hay-seus for Cub fans most likely.

    30. What are your thoughts on Justin Bieber?
    Shadow of the Cross

    He should have stayed in the shadows.

  4. Ro

    Haha those were great! I’m surprised Blogger let you leave such a long comment. Fun game, huh?

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