The Random Music Meme

Instructions: Go to your music player of choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question. NO CHEATING.

[nb: I didn’t cheat at all. I found I had to put albums after the names to distinguish, though…]

How does the world see you?
Pictures of you, The Cure (Disintegration) [Ha!]

Will I have a happy life?
Clubbed to Death, Rob D. (The Matrix Soundtrack) [Yikes!]

What do my friends really think of me?
Sequence: Stillat in stellam radium, Anonymous 4 (The Lillie and The Lamb)

What do people secretly think of me?
Do the Hansa, The Cure (Join the Dots)

How can I be happy?
Faint, Linkin Park (Meteora)

What should I do with my life?
Dream, The Cure (Join the Dots) [Ha!]

Will I ever have children?
Accuracy, The Cure (Three Imaginary Boys)

What is some good advice for me?
Pictures of You, The Cure (The Secret Gig)

How will I be remembered?
Shimmy, System of a Down (Toxicity)

What is my signature dancing song?
Good Friday Responsory: Tenebrae factae sunt, Chanticleer (Mysterium)

What do I think my current theme song is?
All Cats Are Grey, The Cure (Faith)

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure (rare album track on remastered Three Imaginary Boys)

What song will play at my funeral?
Lovecats, The Cure (Greatest Hits)

What type of men/women do you like?
For Your Life, Led Zeppelin (Box Set)

What is my day going to be like?
Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Led Zeppelin (Box Set) [No kidding…]

Now, this is not my main home computer so the results are a little skewed. I’m really kinda shocked that so few Zeppelin songs came up—but the real surprise is the lack of *any* Metallica songs appeared since this computer has roughly four and a half *hours* of Metallica on it. Okay, okay, by way of comparison this unit does have…sixteen and a half hours of The Cure on it…


About Derek Olsen

I'm a layman within the Episcopal Church with a PhD in New Testament and an interest in most things medieval, monastic, and liturgical. My chief job is keeping up with my priestly wife and our two awesome kids. In addition to that, I earn a living, run the St Bede's Breviary, listen to loud goth/industrial music, and do some stuff for the church. I currently serve as Secretary to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music where I'm also co-chair of the Calendar committee and chair of the Digital Publications committee.
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3 Responses to The Random Music Meme

  1. Anastasia says:

    i could totally see you rocking out to tenabrae factae sunt

  2. LutherPunk says:

    So at your funeral I will the lead the dirge, “We miss you hiss.”

  3. Derek the Ænglican says:

    Anastasia–uh huh… Those who know me IRL know how amusing the prospect of seeing me try to dance would be… 😉 Once when Lil’ G was dancing to some music I decided to join her and dance around as well; her response was a quite emphatic “No, Daddy, no!” which tickled M no end…

    LP–I thought that line would be perfect!

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