Friday, July 7

TELL YOUR FORTUNE WITH YOUR iPOD!!!

This meme was too cute to resist. The idea is, you set your iPod to shuffle, then press next for every question. The song that comes up is the answer to the question! Neat huh?
I got some freakily sensical (OK that's not a word, but it should be - as in the opposite of NONsensical) answers (or maybe I'm reading too much into them?)
This is also a good way to take a peek at what other people are listening to (and yes, I have very diverse taste in music).

Feel free to post your results in the comments, or just link to them.
(I suppose any mp3 player will do, even just iTunes, Winamp or Media Player on your computer - so long as you don't cheat and look ahead. Unless the iPod specifically has some supernatural powers. Let me know what you used to see if there's a difference in clarity!)
Look forward to reading them!

How am I feeling today? Tora kai ego tha ziso (Now I Too Will Live) – Haris Alexiou
If only I didn't have to work so much at the moment, this might actually be true. Perhaps it's what my subconscious is demanding.

Will I get far in life? Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies
An ambiguous - and rather disturbing - answer. Apparently where I get in life will depend on my man. But whether this man will help me get far or not isn't specified. A closer look at the lyrics is not especially revealing - all that seems clear is that there will be a "wait so long".

How do my friends see me? Sure Thing – St Germain
Umm...? I guess I can live with that.

When will I get married? I’ll Stop the World I’ll Melt With You – Nouvelle Vague
Not much help in fixing a specific date, but this song certainly seems to suggest marriage is in my future. Humph.

What is my best friend's theme song? Hallelujah – The Happy Mondays
I certainly hope this will turn out to be true.

What is the story of my life? Naïve Song - Mirvais
Ha! If only it weren't true.

What was high school like? We Used to Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols
Succinct and to the point.

How am I going to get ahead in life? I’ll Smash Some Mugs – Eleftheria Arvanitaki
A reference, I think, to the fact that I have to be more forceful in how I confront the world and obstacles. Also perhaps a nod to THE BIG PLAN (those who know what it is should get it), which leads me to interpret this as a sign that it'll be a success.

What is the best thing about me? Word Up! – Cameo
I don't get it. Can someone help me out on this one? Lyrics not clear either.

How is today going to be? Freedom – George Michael
Given that it is almost midnight, I'll take today to mean tomorrow. Leading me to believe that perhaps I won't make it in to work as planned.

What is in store for this weekend? Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
OK!

What song describes my parents? Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Hmmm... Interpret this as you choose. Given that the question states "parents" and my parents are entirely different people, it's a bit of a tricky one.

What song describes your grandparents? Like Tears in Rain - Covenant
All passed away... all had hard lives... pretty sad, but true.

How is my life going? What a Man – Linda Lyndell
Again a reference to a man. Either this is because I have too many lovey songs on my iPod, or my man is pretty important to my life. And, according to Linda Lyndell, a mighty fine man he is. Which, come to think of, I agree with! So I guess that's one good thing about the way my life is going. Maybe the iPod didn't want to hurt my feelings by mentioning the rest...

What song will they play at my funeral? Step On – The Happy Mondays
Again strangely appropriate. I just might play that at my funeral, too. Wait and see.

How does the world see me? Extreme Ways - Moby
Ha ha! I wish. "Extreme" is something I aspire to but most of the time I think I just manage to scratch the bottom rung of "slightly eccentric"

Will I have a happy life? You Got the Love - Candi Stanton
Once again, my future seems to depend or be intertwined with love. But the lyrics do provide a quite plausible prediction for my future state of happiness: "Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air... (but) You got the love that will see me through." i.e. life will be tough sometimes but I'll have someone whose love will make it all OK. Sounds like a decent future to me.

What do my friends really think of me? Panic – The Smiths
Ha ha ha ha. OK I'll admit that these days I do seem to be in a constant state of panic.

Do people secretly lust after me? The Other Man - Sloan
Hmmm cryptic but suggestive.

How can I make myself happy? Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
Find religion? Start my own religion? Humph. Starting to not like this little game.

What should I do with my life? Whole Lotta Love – Ike and Tina Turner
OK OK Mr iPod. I get the point. My Future=Love. A whole lot of it. Fine.

Will I ever have children? Apopse Thelo Na Pio (Tonight I Want to Drink) – Haris Alexiou
Hah! A clear indication, I think, that I am not yet ready to ponder that particular question.

What is some good advice for me? Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham
No argument from me. I really should get out and down more.

What is my signature dancing song? I Got the Blues – Della Reese
Ha ha ha. Is this a reference to the fact that I'm a big complainer? Actually I think my signature dance song would have to be Diana Ross' 'Upside Down' - from that summer that I worked at a club and the other bargirl and I would get up on the bar to dance to it, Coyote Girls style.

What do I think my current theme song is? Summertime – Billy Stewart
Yes! Well, maybe not right this minute, given that I haven't seen daylight since last weekend (except through my office window). But am looking forward to "summertime, when the living is easy" just as soon as the holidays start!

What does everyone else think my current theme song is? Nowhere Fast – The Smiths
Oh dear. I hope not.

What type of men/women do you like? Working With Fire and Steel – China Crisis
Ahhh... no comment.

What kind of kisser are you? Crazy – Gnarls Barker
Damn straight!

What's your style? Suntoucher – Groove Armada
Not sure what style that would be, but it has a nice ring to it.

What kind of lover are you? Surround Me With Your Love – 3-11 Porter
Hmmm....

What would be playing on a first date? Not If You Were the Last Junkie On Earth – The Dandy Warhols
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Depends on who the date was with, I suppose.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Under the Milky Way - The Church
Cool.