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first fifteen music meme

man, i haven’t been tagged in a meme in a very, very long time. these days, when i’m ‘tagged’, it usually mean someone has added my name to a photo or post on facebook. but remember the good ol’ days of blogging (like, 4 years ago), when someone would start or pass along a meme and call out other bloggers to follow suit?

i always like the music ones. so, when my buddy dave palmer ‘tagged’ me on facebook yesterday with a music listening meme, i was all in.

the instructions were simply:

1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.
2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.
3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up–song title and artist–NO editing/cheating, please.

i appreciated that the instructions added that polite little “please” after the strong reminder not to cheat.

well, considering the 69.79 gigs of music in my itunes, i could just have easily looked like a ninny. but the first 15 tunes in my itunes dj shuffle thingy are a pretty nice little playlist, if i do say so myself:

1. beach in hawaii — ziggy marley
2. life in tenement square — flogging molly
3. fat lip — rocket from the crypt
4. song with rose — elvis costello & the attractions
5. $160 million chinese man — david holmes (from the ocean’s 11 sountrack)
6. samba de sausalito — santana
7. bedlam reprise — squirrel nut zippers
8. someday soon — ben taylor
9. feelin’ again — john hiatt
10. serious — michael knott
11. birmingham shadows — bruce cockburn
12. root down reprise — dj bc and the beastles
13. virgie — johnny cash
14. easy/lucky/free — bright eyes
15. viva la vida — coldplay

so… add yours in a comment. and, NO cheating… please. if beiber shows up on the list because you bought a song to play during a talk as a joke, you’ve gotta leave it there.

fun music meme

i’ve had this meme from time traveling cyndi in my post drafts for well more than a year. crazy. so, i’m gonna do it! yes, i am! now!

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool!

Opening Credits: dignity — bob dylan

Waking Up: take time — lenny kravitz

First Day At School: buena vista social club — buena vista social club

Falling In Love:
bodysnatchers — radiohead

Fight Song:
strangers — the kinks

Breaking Up: radiate — andy hunter

Prom: try — nelly furtado

Life: stormy weather — the pixies

Mental Breakdown: ancestors — bjork

Driving: almost over — elliot smith

Flashback: santa maria — gotan project

Getting Back Together: yellow taxi — the best of asia lounge

Wedding: daydreamer — donovan frankenreiter

Birth of Child: butterfly effect — steve scott

Final Battle: the tale of dusty and pistol pete — smashing pumpkins

Death Scene:
invention — claude bolling (concerto for classic guitar and jazz piano)

Funeral Song:
surfing with the alien — joe satriani

Remembrance Song: the silhouette of doom — ennio morricone (kill bill 2)

End Credits:
cure for the itch — linkin park

if you read this whole thing, or if you knew at least three of the songs i listed, or if you’re just intrigued, consider yourself “tagged”!