December 9th, 2010

Cautious Pessimism

Sonic Music Randomizer (I never go on facebook any more)

So AnnK tagged me with this in a note on Facebook, and it's making me realize how little I use Facebook any more. I just don't really care? It's not easy to keep up with, I don't use any of the apps or games, and the few things that come up as email notifications are old reminders of my past life (when I used to go to depressing movies, for instance.)

But on the flip side, I loves me a good meme. So here's the copypasta.

Once you've been tagged...

(1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.

(2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.

(3) Write down the first 25 songs that come up--song title and artist--NO editing/cheating, please. (Well, if an artist comes up that's a repeat of an earlier artist, I think it's fair to skip it if you want to, mp3 players seem to have "moods" and having Judas Priest on the list 4 times is stupid :P) [I did not use this rule, partly because sometimes life means listening to the Electric Six three times in a row, and partly because today's xkcd dealt with this exact phenomenon and I don't like letting a webcomic get one up on me, even if it's not very funny but still vaguely thought-provoking. Maybe 'provoking' isn't the word I want here. It's more sort of thought-causing-ish. Semantics, I know. Anyway there's only four repeats, though curiously three of them come up in close proximity.]

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Erstwhile Concept Art

Can you say what this all means to me (explaining music, pt. 1)

I can tell you how I got from Deep Purple to Howie Wolf in just 25 moves. And if I want to find the song Landslide by Fleetwood Mac, I have to remember that I bought it for someone in the fall of 1983 pile, but didn't give it to them for personal reasons.
--- John Cusack as Rob in High Fidelity

It occurred to me that nobody's really gonna tell me what the songs I listed say about me. (Me me me goddamn is LJ ever selfish.) So excuse me (me me me) while I go all Nick Hornby for a little while. Here's why those twenty-five songs are on my list, in five easy-to-digest parts to be seen over the course of the day.

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