Oh boy! Another stupid music meme! Fault here lies with Darren... place all blame accordingly.
So. The rulez:
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question.
4. NO CHEATING.
Shall we begin?
Q: What does next year have in store for you?
A: Is It Really So Strange? by The Smiths
Morrissey moaning "Why is the last mile the hardest mile?" = more good times for me. Terrific.
Q: What does your love life look like next year?
A: Beggar's Blues by Mark Lanegan
Quoth the prophet Lanegan: "Well I'm draggin' lonliness and it's ten miles long/I thought I heard you scream baby/In the wheels of a train that crawls..." In other words, it's romance time at Castle TwoBusy!
Q: What do you say when life gets hard?
A: Comes A Time by Nada Surf
"I can't believe that we're really all good." Yeah, that sounds like me.
Q: Song that reminds you of good times?
A: Swamp Thing by The Chameleons
"The storm comes... or is it just another shower?" Great answer. Thanks, iTunes.
Q: What do you think when you get up in the morning?
A: June in Her Frost and Fur by The Autumns
"The truth is never quite so near as in dreams" Can you argue with that? Neither can I.
Q: What song will you dance to at your wedding?
A: Hold On To Me by The Cowboy Junkies
I swear, I'm not cheating. This is getting eerie-good. "I'll hold on to this gift we share/It is as slippery as it is rare." Damn, that's appropriate. (Almost good enough to make me wish we'd actually danced at our wedding.)
Q: Song that reminds you of your first kiss?
A: One Good Reason by Bob Mould
Ah, now we're back into angry territory. "But I'm a fool... I've been known to play the fool." This one's historically accurate, too. Hooray!
Q: Your favorite saying?
A: Sunshine by Low
An achingly sad cover of the children's song. "You'll never know dear, how much I love you."
Q: Favorite place?
A: Futures by Zero 7 (pulled from an old Flux=Rad compilation)
"Just let me know where we go after the fall." Apparently, my favorite place is Hell. Good for me.
Q: Most Missed Memory?
A: Who Was Around? by Bob Mould
Aaaaand we're back to Bob. Funny how he's becoming a recurring motif around here this month. "Why'd you abandon me? Maybe it's not for me to know." This is a very twisted way of answering the question, but it may not be entirely wrong.
Q: What song describes your best friend?
A: Parallel by Bad Religion
Not even remotely accurate, but a great song nonetheless. You haven't lived until you've grooved to a Cornell Paleontology Ph.D. singing, "Staggering like birds against a hurricane/and trying all the while to stay out of each other's way..."
Q: What song describes your ex?
A: Disgustipated by Tool
"It was daylight when you woke up in your ditch." Not that I'm bitter or anything.
Q: Where would you go on a first date?
A: I Don't Believe You by The Magnetic Fields
"So you're brilliant gorgeous and/ampersand after ampersand/You think I just don't understand..." In short, it's doesn't matter where we go -- you're clearly out of my league, and this is doomed to failure. (What self-esteem problem?)
Q: Drug of choice?
A: Someone Out There by The Cowboy Junkies
Apparently, my drug of choice is skepticism. "But what I want to know/Before you save my soul/Is who gave this power to that fucker up there?"
Q: What song describes yourself?
A: Accident Prone by Jawbreaker
I've talked about this song before -- you can hear it here. It also happens to be a completely appropriate answer to this question. "What's the closest you can come to an almost total wreck/and still walk away... all limbs intact?"
Q: What is the thing you like doing most?
A: O My Soul by Big Star
"Come on, you know it's alright/we've got all night/you're driving me mad." Make of that what you will.
Q: The song that best describes the president?
A: Earlier Than Expected by The Posies
This is a song about a child being born prematurely, so I'm dubious about how it fits the question -- although "Prepare, prevent, defend, define now" has kind of a Homeland Security ring to it.
Q: Where will you be in 10 years?
A: What Holds The World Together by American Music Club
One of my favorite songs of all time. This answer suggests that I'll be very much where I am right now. (All things considered, there could be worse responses.)
"Land ahoy -- I fill my weak lungs with this joy
Dizzy on the deck... I hope I last until we land
With an envelope burning a hole in my hand
Bearing the names of the winners who walked away
From the games that the slaves love to play
To replace the air and the sea
Leaving you no way to fly to me..."
Q: Your love life right now?
A: Numbered Days by The Meeting Places
Uh oh. I don't think I like this answer. Can I try again? "Hey, I'm nothing by myself..."
Q: What is your state of mind like at the moment?
A: Deserter by Early Day Miners
"Everything you chase/is empty without faith..." That's funny, in a really depressing way.
Q: How will you die?
A: Me & My Lover by Matthew Ryan
No surprises here: TheWife will kill me. Thank you! Good night!
(p.s. Tag: you're it.)