Wednesday, February 11, 2009
There's a thing going on around the social network Facebook called "25 random things" that is so popular that even the mainstream media has been commenting on it.
You basically list 25 random things about yourself to your Facebook community. Some people like it, some don't, either way it's the latest thing to create and read.
At any rate, I'm not so much into making the list about myself, for a variety of reasons, but I was sent this little ditty that I found much more enjoyable. Of course it takes a little time, but it's kinda funny how it all turns out. And if you aren't on Facebook ( and why aren't you, ha ha) Than you can just e-mail to your friends. This would also make a fun little party game as well.
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS. (I admit to fudging a bit here and there...;) )
4. Tag AT LEAST 10 friends (including me so I can see your results).
5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing.
6. Have Fun!
ALL CAPS is the question, Italics underneath was what came up for myself
IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY' YOU SAY [I AM]?
Our Lips Are Sealed-Fun Boy Three
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Holdin' On Together-Phoenix
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
King of New Orleans-Better than Ezra
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Just Another Night-Mick Jagger
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Where Does the Good Go? Teagan & Sara
WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Be Be Your Love-Rachael Yamagata
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Rock DJ-Robbie Williams
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Pennies From Heaven-Louis Prima
WHAT IS 2 + 2?
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Dance Away-Roxy Music
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Heart of Glass-Blondie
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Somebody Told Me-The Killers
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Do You Want To-Franz Ferdinand
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?(if you already had one, just pretend ;) )
When I Fall-Barenaked Ladies
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Good Times Roll-The Cars
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Never Surrender-Corey Hart
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
It Ain't Over Til it's Over-Lenny Kravitz
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Don't Leave Me This Way-The Commandos
WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
Nine Million Rainy Days-Jesus & Mary Chain
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
A Thousand Beautiful Things-Annie Lennox
WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
September-Earth Wind & Fire
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I always feel like I have to watch The Grammy's. I’m an award show junkie in general, but not watching the Grams, considering I’m a Recovering DJ, it seems sacrilegious. There was a time they were my fave awards, but the truth is, I like the Globes, the Oscars, and the SAG’s better.
I get soooooo annoyed with the tape delay thing on the West coast. Once again, The Grammy’s were at the Staple center in L.A. but I have to wait till 8PM PST. I could have checked out who won online, because none of the websites were holding back anything.
The Grammy’s always seem out of touch, and behind, and granted I’m getting there too. I felt that right away when U2 kicked it off the show with their new song, "Get on your Boots" and I thought; "man oh man…they’re lookin’ a bit old. " Heck, they should… I bought their albums’ 20 some years ago!
I couldn’t tell you what most of the nominated artists sing, although I could take a guess. I knew M.I.A, (LOVE “Paper Planes”-despite the Clash sampling) but I couldn’t honestly discern who the rappers were that joined her onstage. I knew who they were after I watched the wrap-ups the next day, so I'm not completely out of it...yet.
Whitney Houston looked good, but man she rambled. She present an award to Jennifer Hudson, who I’ve begun to really like…. I loved her in “Dreamgirls” Poor J-Hud… I started to make fun of her dress...it looked like she had a lobster bib on the front, but then I remembered the horrible tragedy she has endured and I stopped. Apparently some people liked the outfit, and what do I know about fashion anyways?
Kid Rock was pretty good. I don’t have a visceral hatred for him like I used to. I honestly think it’s because he’s from the East side and I’m from the West side. I was that way with Eminem too. I don’t get the Coldplay allure. I know they're the hottest band in the world right now, but they are just "eh” for me.
The robotic Jonas Brats and the Stevie Wonder combo just brought me sadness. Those three children had no business being on the same stage as Stevie, his handlers should be fired!
I actually got bored about 10:30 PM and flicked over to the Cartoon Network to watch “Family Guy” I’m bummed I missed Neil Diamond’s performance, but not so sad I missed the Robert Plant and Alison Krause gig. What is up with those two, why does the Grammy board love them so? Robert Plant is lookin’ A LOT like Mickey Rourke…come to think of it, have you ever seen those two photographed together?
Once upon a time, I did love the “gram gram’s” My favorite Grammy moment took place in 2003. It was the Joe Strummer tribute performance with Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Steve Van Zandt and Elvis Costello jamming on "London Calling," by the Clash. The Boss introduced the song, "This is for Joe,” and I lost it! I remember just sobbing on the floor, my nose to the TV, my heart breaking and healing all at once as one of my all-time favorites was properly immortalized by a group of artist that I loved and respected as well.
That’s what the Grammy’s mean to me Virginia, proper props by proper musicians.