I never do memes, but this one I nicked from the fine folks over at Gingers Is The Watchword has three things going for it.
1. It requires no personal revelation
2. It requires no work
3. It makes it easy to post after five days of nothing.
The deal is, you put your iPod on shuffle, and answer each of these "important" questions with the next song in line. No skipsies. Let's see how many comments I can get disparaging my taste in music!
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Slap and Tickle - Squeeze
I could not have asked for a better start to this.
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
All You Ever Wanted - The Black Keys
I could not have asked for a better continuation to this.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Zombie Eaters - Faith No More
Not so much, actually.
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
18 & Over - Prince
I'm trying to think of a dirty comment, but it ain't coming.
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Yard of Blonde Girls - Jeff Buckley
You know, I feel like an asshole for asking if they can be redheads. This is really more than I could have reasonably hoped for.
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Whatsername - Green Day
If I were a woman, I'd start to hate this meme right about...now.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Kiss Your Tears Away - The Smithereens
Hmm. Maybe some of my friends. The hot ones. You know, like you. And you. But not you. Please God, not you.
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Rape Me - Nirvana
It's probably best that I say nothing here.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
No, that is a DEFINITION of secret, not an example. I think the meme is broken.
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Drunk - West Coast Grand
That's actually the BEST thing that could happen. The meme is definitely broken.
HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Bucket O' Trouble - Izzy Stradlin & the JuJu Hounds
Way to be specific.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
I'm Stepping Out - John Lennon
This was the one I was most tempted to call a do-over for.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Sex Farm - Spinal Tap
Well, I'm not exactly sure what a sex farm is. But I'm pretty sure it would make me laugh and cry in a ratio yet to be determined.
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Bad Actress - Def Leppard
Aces. Leave it to hair metal to bring us wisdom.
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Not hardly. I'm liable to pull a Dick Van Dyke if you have an ottoman.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Take It All - Badfinger
Okay, I might be a little ribald, but I'm not an out-and-out perv. As far as you know.
WHAT IS 2+2?
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
I've only done four things? Actually, upon reflection, that's probably generous.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Out Of Control - U2
Not since Pete Doherty and I went our separate ways.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Hanging On A Heartbeat - Hooters
Well, she does have hooters.
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd
I really need to start doing something with my life. Starting with a shower.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
You Were Made For Me - Sam Cooke
I got nothin.
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Luxury - The Rolling Stones
Aren't all kids a luxury in this economy?
WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Somebody To Love - Queen
This is uncomfortably accurate.
DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Murder By Numbers - The Police
I'm going to go ahead and mark that down as a "no".
WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
You've Got Her In Your Pocket - The White Stripes
Then why does it hurt? Is she really fat?