My daughter posted the results of a q&a game on facebook last week.  It looked like a lot of fun, but I decided to post my results via email and invite other people to play.  Today it occurred to me that it would make a fun post for this blog.

The rules of the game are as follows:  You have a list of random, generic questions.  You set your iPod to shuffle.  For each question, you hit the next button on your iPod, then record the title of the song as the answer to the question.  I decided to put the artists’ names in the results, too.  Then you can add comments, if you wish. 

For my results, I set my iPod on my rock and pop smartlist.  I have a lot of classical music, and I was afraid some of the answers would come out like this:  “Q: What is the first thing you say when you wake up?  A: Symphony No. 7 in C minor, 3rd movement: Adagio” or something similarly nonsensical.  So I limited the results to songs.  Other than that, I didn’t tamper with the results in any way.  I was surprised at how pertinent most of the results were!  See for yourself:

If someone asks “Is this okay?” you say?
~Take on me/A-Ha

What would best describe your personality?
~Fire and Rain/James Taylor (cool…I’ll take that)

What do you like in a person of the opposite gender?
~Hit Me With Your Best Shot/Pat Benatar (I’m going to read this in a positive light and believe that means that I only want the best from the other person…) (otherwise, it’s kinda creepy…)

How do you feel today?
~Born to be Wild/Steppenwolf (that’s me alright…)

What is your life’s purpose?
~Too Hot/Kool & the Gang (I don’t know what this means…)
What is your motto?
~Bungle in the Jungle/Jethro Tull (who, me???!!!!)
What do your friends think of you?
~Every Little Thing She Does is Magic/Sting (I kid you not! This is what came up, but I doubt that it’s true.)
What do you think of your parents?
~Our House/Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (this is appropriate in a way)
What do you think about very often?
~Mr. Blue Sky/ELO (oh, Mr. Blue Sky, speak to me!)
What do you think of your best friend?
~Baby Hold On/Eddie Money (this is also appropriate, since my best friend just lost her husband)
What do you think of the person you like?
~Last Dance/Donna Summer (and that was probably a loooooong time ago!)

What is your life story?
~The Boys Are Back/Thin Lizzy (I wish!)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
~The Last Stop/Dave Matthews Band (I don’t know if I like the sound of that…)

What do you say when you see the person you like?
~You Love the Thunder/Jackson Browne
What do your parents think of you?
~Short People/Randy Newman (hardly – I tower over my mom!)

What will you dance to at your wedding?
~Cocaine/Eric Clapton (it may take cocaine to get me married again…)

What will they play at your funeral?
~Still Crazy After All These Years/Paul Simon (I PROMISE that’s what came up, and I think it would be quite apropos)

What is your hobby/interest?
~Half a Mile Away/Billy Joel (it said “what,” not “where”…)

What is your biggest fear?
~ Hollywood Nights/Bob Seger (that’s true, actually…)

What is your biggest secret?
~Everybody’s Talkin’/Nilsson (if they are, then it’s not a secret)

What do you think of your friends?
~Slouching Towards Bethlehem/Joni Mitchell (maybe there’s some sort of theological message behind that one)
This was really fun, and I plan to do it again some day soon – maybe next time I’ll use a different smartlist – jazz and standards would probably yield some fun results!

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