Sunday, April 05, 2009

A Meme Sets Over Slawit

I read this on Rol's blog and I had to give it a try. Thankfully, my beloved John Prine has written or performed a long list of songs, many of which have some pretty quirky titles.

Pick an artist, and using ONLY SONG TITLES from only that artist, cleverly (preferably) answer these questions. This is harder than it seems! (Well, that kinda depends who you pick.)

1. Are you male or female?

Pistol Packin' Mama (although I am, sadly, unarmed)

2. Describe yourself.

Ain't Hurtin' Nobody

3. How do you feel about yourself?

Pretty Good

4. Describe your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.

Bad Boy

5. Describe your current boy/girl situation.

(We're Not) The Jet Set

6. Describe your current location.

Just the Other Side of Nowhere

7. Describe where you want to be.

Chinatown

8. Your best friend(s) is:

You Mean So Much To Me

9. Your favorite color is:

Flashback Blues (poor John Prine, his songs are pretty exclusively blue)

10. You know that:

You Never Can Tell

11. If your life was a television show, what would it be called?

We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds

12. What is life to you?

Diamonds in the Rough

13. What is the best advice you have to give?

Blow Up Your TV

6 comments:

Penelope said...

Brilliant!!
I loved this too and did it (guess the artist!) but not posted yet ;o)

ALF said...

I am impressed. I don't think I would have the patience or musical knowledge to be able to do this.

Rol said...

Excellent - especially the last one.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

LOVE John Prine!!!!!!!!!!! How fun! Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain... :-)

And song number 13 isn't blue at all! I've loved that one since I was very little. That and the hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes song. I had no idea what it meant, but I was in love with that song when I was a little girl. Climbing walls while sitting in a chair sounded just all kinds of interesting.

The weekend before last I won a CD called "Jewish Blues" by being first to raise my hand and name the song writer, having heard all of three notes of Angel From Montgomery. Somehow I failed to impress my kids, although I believe I impressed my boyfriend and the owner of the coffeee shop...

Christine said...

Penelope--may I assume TLTIND? Can't wait to see.

ALF--well, that is why we have google.

Rol--yes, it is just shy of a mantra, for me.

Jill--The Jews do know something about the blues. And kids are impressed by all the wrong things, so so long as The Guy and the guy who can give you free lattes are impressed, you are in good shape.

Victoria said...

Love John Prine ... love your answers... my Mom loved John Prine too (hadn't ever heard of him before I took her to see him at Wolf Trip a few years before she died)... everyone else we came with left the concert before it was over (STUPID people) but Mom was happy to stay until the last encore ended. (BTW, this exercise is WAY cleverer than any of the surveys I've seen on FB... bet Mike will agree!)