Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Look to Your Orb for the Warning - a meme of extreme weirdness that only offers esoteric answers

Everyone loves a smidgen of mystery, no?

Someone somewhere considered all readers duly tagged, and since I'm a follower, not a leader - leaderin' is hard work, and I'm all about the lazy, spirits-soaked dreamlike state on the couch - here's my iTunes-y meme.

The rules:

1. Put your music player on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT(this is in capital letters, so it is very serious.

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY? Cathedral - The Voyage of the Homeless Sapien (no, I'd imagine it's not okay to be homeless, though more than one Republican might disagree)

2. WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY? Faith No More - Everything's Ruined (wow, this is like the most fucking prescient example of crystal ball-ery ever!)

3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? Arcturus - Kinetic (yeah, I kinda like the energetic ones, wink wink, nudge nudge - but in a quiet way)

4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? Franz Joseph Hayden - symphony No.87 in A major - I. Vivace (it's one of the Paris symphonies, and sure, I always feel like being in Paris, especially since I've never been)

5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE? Alice In Chains - Brush Away (pas de commentaire)

6. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO? Nicki Jaine - Untitled (WTF? I'm starting to wonder if this thing can read the mind!)

7. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Led Zeppelin - Out on the Tiles ("that bloke is out on the tiles, a real wanker!)

8. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS? Johan Wilhelm Wilms - symphony no. 6: III. Scherzo: Allegro - Trio (finally! Something that doesn't make a lick of sense)

9. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN? Dmitri Shostakovich - string quartet no. 7 fis-moll op.108 1. Allegretto (ditto!)

10. WHAT IS 2+2? anonymous - Octavo tono - plagis tetrardus : Domine ne longe (this is exactly what 2+2 is, and don't let anyone, Barney or any other dinosaur, tell you otherwise)

11. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND? Sepultura - Under Siege (Regnum Irae) (oh, I'd like to put her under siege alright)

12. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE? Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Symphonie Après Christe - Kyrie Eleison (I never liked Mister Mister, I was more of a Metallica and Slayer dude)

13. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? Ulver - Lost In Moments (O, Mighty Meme, I bow before your wisdom, supplicate before your sagacity!)

14. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Jean-Philippe Rameau - Dardanus: Scène 4: Cessez vos jeux (Teucer, Anténor) (non, je ne cesserai pas mes jeux ! bastards!)

15. WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? Creedence Clearwater Revival - Born to Move (okay, this is all wrong. I don't dance)

16. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? Estienne Moulinié - Entrée de Pierre de Provence (that they apparently chose the wrong name for their son)

17. WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? The Who - Tommy's Holiday Camp (for the record, I did not dance to this song at my wedding)

18. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.4 in B flat Major, Op. 60: III. Allegro vivace; Un poco meno allegro (not exactly what I would pick, but hard to go wrong with The Maestro)

19. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? J. S. Bach - Concerto d-Moll, BWV 1052 -2. Adagio (no, I'm not so huge a Night Court fan that I collect Richard Moll memorabilia)

20. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? Guillaume de Machaut - Un po apres le temps d'autonne... (oh the things I could tell you about that season...)

21. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? Wojciech Kilar - Liana's Death (deserve what they get - hey, they shouldn't have stolen that book from Corso)

22. WHAT SHOULD YOU POST THIS AS? Monster Magnet - Look to Your Orb For the Warning (I did, and look what it got me! Sheer lunacy!)

No one is officially tagged. But rest assured I hope with all sincerity that you do attempt this wackiness, especially at work because any assault on the corporate machine of The Man is a victory for democracy and the people! Vive la peuple !


pissed off patricia said...

I might play along but since I am Ipodless, well I can't.

Wanna play tag football instead?

Randal Graves said...

Oh no, I'm not making any more bets. :)

Mary Ellen said...

I would be embarrassed to play this after reading yours...I have so much Blue's on mine that I'll come off looking suicidal.

Randal Graves said...

Seven years of Bush'll make anyone look like that. :) Play!

Mathman6293 said...

I admit that I left my classical music off the shuffle like I usually do. (I like to listen to classical uninterupted.)

I'm thinking that I might just do one with the classical music to see how that turns out. Myriad of 5th Symphonies I think - Beethoven, Shostakovich, Tshaichovsky and Mahler for sure.

Anonymous said...

Play, Mary Ellen, play!

Randal. I well. Nevermind. Glad you got on board with this.

I'll have to go back and see if I recognize even one of those songs.

Nope, but at least I can pronounce some of them.

Randal Graves said...

mathman, oh I do too, I can't chop up a piece, but each movement is a track in the iTunes, hence their appearance.

dcup, The Who? Creedence? The Mighty Zep? Unrecognizable? Oh, you mean the Frenchy stuff. Trust me, all very good items. Well, if you dig classical.

My Inner French Girl said...


Alas, I have an mp3 player but have yet to learn to use all its functions. If I get the song I want to play, I consider myself lucky.

But no matter. You have a playlist to be proud of, but mine consists mostly of 80's hairbands, Sugar Ray and Beyonce.


Randal Graves said...

Use the internets to find good stuff. Or just copy off of me. I'm known the world over - i.e. my mind - as a paragon of good taste. :)

FranIAm said...

This is good- very very very good. Me likee!

You are one eclectic motherf*cker.

And I mean that in a totally loving way.

Sort of.

Randal Graves said...

Then I both thank, and not thank, you for your comment. :)

Betty C. said...

Hey, I did a variant of this once. Talk about a time-consuming tag. My niece, who tagged me, admittedly cheated so that her results would be clever and funny.

I blame NaBloPoMo (I think I finally got it right) for the tag overload -- when in doubt, start a meme. I have several pending that will likely be forgotten.