Saturday, April 01, 2006

Look into my future, ITunes!

In case you're not familiar with this meme, there are a fixed set of questions and one gets itunes to return a random song as the answer. I have linked to the lyrics of the answers when they are available.
  1. How does the world see you? Ans: The boy with the thorn in his side - The Smiths
  2. Will I have a happy life? Ans: Suffering with the blues - James Brown
  3. How do my friends see me? Ans: Trouble Blues - John Lee Hooker
  4. Do people secretly lust after me? Ans: Johnsburg, Illinois - Tom Waits
  5. How can I make myself happy? Ans: Die, all right - The Hives
  6. What should I do with my life? Ans: I can't be myself - Merle Haggard
  7. Will I have children? Ans: Till Tom Special - Charlie Christian
  8. What is some good advice for me? Ans: Light my fire - the Doors
  9. How will I be remembered? Ans: The object of my affection - Dean Martin
  10. What is my signature dancing song? Ans: I smell a rat - Clarence Carter
  11. What do I think my signature song is? Ans: One Step Ahead - Big John Patton
  12. What does everyone else think my signature song is? Ans: Money, that's what I want - Flying Lizards
  13. What song will play at my funeral? Ans: Stardust - Willie Nelson
  14. What kind of women do I like? Ans: Flamenco Sketches - Joe Henderson
  15. What will my day be like? Ans: How do you feel about foolin' around - Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson
Some observations:
  • These are all really generated randomly by itunes. It's freaking me out.
  • Till Tom Special, One Step Ahead and Flamenco Sketches are all instrumentals. So without delving into the solos, all we have to work off is their titles.
  • The lyrics of Stardust are so apt, that I really do want to play that song at my funeral. I had already thought of playing "Remember Me" also recorded by Willie Nelson.
  • A snippet of "Suffering with the blues": Somewhere, Somehow, Sometimes, Some way. I did someone wrong and now I'm suffering with the blues.
  • Here's a snippet of "I can't be myself" that's really quite prophetic in terms of what I will have to do to find a woman: It's the way of mine to say just what I'm thinking. And to do the things I really want to do. And you want to change the parts of me I'm proud of. So I can't be myself when I with you.
  • I don't think of "I smell a rat" as my signature dancing song. My signature dancing song used to be "Blister in the sun" when I was in highschool. Then for a while, it was Strokin by Clarence Carter. Then it was "Safety Dance". I no longer have one.
  • Similarly, I don't think of "One Step Ahead" as my signature song in spite of its tasty Grant Green guitar solo. For a while, I considered "Super Bad" by James Brown to be my signature song. I don't know if I have a signature song anymore. Maybe "Half a boy and half a man" by Nick Lowe? or "Silver Tongued Devil and I" by Kris Kristofferson?
  • The next song that was generated for me was "Teenage FBI" by Guided by Voices . I wonder what the question would have been?

20 comments:

Tumbleweed said...

I am slightly braindead today and that is too much to read. I comment anyway. I'm first!

Nick said...

I didn't realize that you were such a country boy, Jiggs.

Big ups.

Douchebag said...

I like to have sex with trees.

Tits McGee said...

You must get a shitload of splinters, Douchebag.

I'm totally stealing this from you, Jiggs.

jiggs said...

tumbleweed: first!

nick: A country boy can survive. also I'm a huge poser.

douchebag: I like to stick my dick in rusty pipes.

tits: steal away. I got it from kendra/nick.

GrandPooOfAwesome said...

You don't have a current dance song? That's not cool.

Lee Ann said...

Siver tongued devil, eh? Of course!

Advice...."Come on baby, light my fire...", very good Jiggsy!

jiggs said...

poof: I know. Isn't that weak?

lee ann: I know. I was amused when "light my fire" came up. That's the only doors song I have in my mp3 collection.

Ɯbermilf said...

I thought "She Blinded Me With Science" was your theme song. Or is that just your TV show?

jiggs said...

uebermilf: more like, she blinded me with a stream of poison to the eyes!

Nick said...

Like those snakes.

Nick said...

You know, The Spitting Cobra.

Nick said...

And by "Spitting Cobra" I mean my penis.

Brookelina said...

What, no David Soul songs?

That's Mr. McDougal, to you, punk said...

THis is horseshit.

I'm want to kill you.

(As dictated to Red Cross Volunteer, Anne Marie)

Nick said...

Volunteer? Or Hostage?

jiggs said...

nick: i getcha

brooke: no david soul, just the godfather of soul

mr. mcd: fuck you dickface

nick: why not both?

miss kendra said...

i heart willie nelson.

miss kendra said...

i heart willie nelson.

jiggs said...

I double heart willie nelson too, sassafras.