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Asleep on a Sunbeam

Here's a music meme that I got from annamatic:

Put your music player on shuffle and answer the questions with the titles of the songs that come up in order.


IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
Devil's Airship (They get REALLY annoyed when I do that.)

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
The Wheel and the Maypole

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Backstabbin' (Wow, I must be a glutton for punishment in relationships.)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Father (for Pierre Trudeau)

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Pancake (That's a pretty strange motto, isn't it? Tasty, though!)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
It Falls Apart (What, our friendships?)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
They Might Be Giants (Okay, that's actually true.)

WHAT IS 2+2?
Honest Woman

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Rat Patrol

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LOVE?
Bust Out

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Philosophy

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Saints (Don't you have to perform miracles to be eligible for that position?)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH?
John Lee Supertaster

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Aurora Bridge

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Ten Feet Tall (Actually, I've already had my wedding, and didn't dance at all.)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
She's So (Even though I'm not a girl?)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
June Gloom

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
I'm the Guy (So my gender is a secret?)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Looking for the Good Times

WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Happy Phantom (No, I think being a SAD phantom would be worse.)

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Randy Scouse Git (So I'm going to be killed by a horny Liverpudlian? What a way to go!)

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Sorry I Fucked Up the Show (Well, yeah, I guess I WOULD regret that.)

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Threshold Apprehension

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
My Son, the Vampire (Hey, wouldn't YOU cry if your offspring were one of the undead?)

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Evolution Time

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
The Check's in the Mail

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Purple People (Hey, thanks for liking me, purple people!)

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Sunny Afternoon (So what? I'd make it rain?)

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Sunday Under Glass (Maybe if it's BROKEN glass.)

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Asleep on a Sunbeam


While I'm on the topic of music, I was thinking today of something that usually comes to my mind at this time of year, which is how many songs have come to fall under the umbrella of "Christmas music" even when they don't mention Christmas. Some of them are really just winter songs, like "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bells," "Sleigh Ride"...heck, even "Frosty the Snowman," although the cartoon worked Santa and Christmas into the narrative. I was thinking "O Tannenbaum" might be a song that only has Christmas content in English translation ("Tannenbaum" just means "fir tree," after all), but I looked up the German lyrics and they mention Christmas in one of the later verses. Even odder is how "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music gets played at Christmastime, when its original context has nothing to do with the winter holidays. Yeah, a few of Maria's favorite things include sleigh bells, snowflakes, and brown paper packages tied up with strings, but there are also a lot of un-winterish ones. And while I haven't confirmed this, my mom told me that "We Need a Little Christmas" (which is from Mame, I believe) was actually sung in the summer. So even though it IS about Christmas, it's kind of odd to play it in December.
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