I'm combining two Memes (which I always thought was pronounced me-me-s, not meems, but it seems the second is correct), one in which I was tagged by Cheryl and one by Claire. Both are iTunes memes and are highly potentially embarrassing so here we go. Claire's was to list the 35 first songs that come up on your playlist, but Cheryl's has me apply some of those first songs to create the Soundtrack of My Life, so I'll do Cheryl's first then extend the list to the first 35 and kill two memes with one stone. So there.
Here are the two memes, if you would like to repeat them:
Create the Soundtrack of your life:
1. Open your iTunes library and set it to Shuffle.
2. Press play
3. Write the title of the song playing next to the first question (that song is your "Opening Credits")
4. Every time you go to a new question hit the next button TWICE
I will be ignoring this rule so that I can do the second meme in this one note... I AM A MEME KILLER
5. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool. Feel embarrassed like us all.
The second meme is: First 35 songs random on your iTunes, which is the only instruction. So, basically, I'm going to fulfill the first meme then list the rest to satisfy the second meme. Cool?
I'm prefacing this by saying my iTunes is a collaborative junky mess of songs I've used for some reason or other, songs I actually listen to, songs I dredged up from my college Napster downloads, raw interview files, and other such things that really don't relate to, you know, my life. Just FYI.
"Mother," by John Lennon
(LOL! Appropriate, no?)
"Mother, you had me, but I never had you." LOLOLOL.
Track 12, Eddie Izzard, "Definite Article."
Here's what he's saying: "It is weird with languages. We don't care for languages. English people just go oh, no, we'll just go around and shout, 'Hello!'"
First Day at School
"I Think We're Alone Now," Tiffany
Oh, this is just too good.
Falling In Love
"You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" - Bruce Springsteen
HOW DOES ITUNES KNOW?
More Eddie Izzard, this time from Dress 2 Kill (and this is beautiful):
"A lot of people in Church of England have no muscles in their arms...they just sort of hang loose. 'Hello, how are you? Yes, come on in, come on in, how are you?... right, we'll now sing hymn 405 and please can you sing it in your dreary voice? Thank you very much."
"Chapter 33k," Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling. SERIOUSLY.
"That is between Harry and me. Now, listen closely, Severus. There will come a time after my death - do not argue, do not interrupt - there will come a time when Lord Voldemort will seem to fear for the life of his snake."
"For Nagini?" Snape looked astonished.
"Precisely. If there comes a time when Lord Voldemort stops sending that snake forth to do his bidding but keeps it safe beside him under magical protection, then, I think, it will be safe to tell Harry."
Dumbledore took a deep breath and closed his eyes.
"Shooting Star," discotronic, from some random disco thing I downloaded. LOL. Umm, OK. But here are the first lyrics, I kid you not:
"Where were you to hold my hand, do the things that we had planned?"
"Settle for Nothing," Rage Against the Machine
"She Doesn't Laugh at My Jokes," Jonathan Richman
"I got a fine sense of humor but she doesn't laugh at my jokes."
"Two Worlds," Phil Collins.
This meme now FAILS. Phil Collins has never been driving music.
...oh and now that I listen to it I realize it's a remix of the song from the Tarzan soundtrack. EVEN WORSE.
"Most People are DJs," The Hold Steady
I cannot grasp the relevance.
Getting Back Together
"A Summer Wasting," Belle & Sebastian
"...I spent the summer wasting, the time was passed so easily. But if the summer's wasted, how come that I could feel so free?"
Which first came up on my iTunes as "Beautiful Trouble," which I prefer not to acknowledge.
Birth of Child
"Voldy Baby," from the JS track. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAH.
Loserish people who believe in the divining power of memes would find this funny, but NOT as funny as I do. Oh, LOL.
"Molly's Loaded," a mashup. Appropritately high energy.
"Creep," Radiohead, which is so haunting that it seems like a good death song.
"Come Ye," India.arie, to which I never never listened.
"With Arms Outsretched," Rilo Kiley
From an album called The Execution of All Things, a hopeful track after songs about devastation and widespread geoharm.
And 19-35, to finish the meme
19. Chapter 35c, HP&DH, the Dumbledore and Harry meeting at the end of the book.
20. "Vince the Lovable Stoner," The Fratellis
21. "Caveman," Jimmy Eat World
22. Some recording from 6/14/2007...Alex Carpenter is definitely singing...but there's only a small audience, which means it really was from 2007...OH! This is when he sang at the MuggleNet book event and tried to teach the audience the "bah bah bah's." I had no idea I'd recorded this. Fun!
23. "Be Here to Love Me," Norah Jones
24. "I Can't," Radiohead
25. Track 23, Definite Article, Eddie Izzard. The bit about...actually i have no idea what he is talking about! Oh, it's an encore about the Beginning of Time. :)
26. "Please Come Home for Christmas," Bon Jovi. One of the best recordings of this song.
27. "I feel fine," the Beatles
28. "The Order," The Remus Lupins
29. "If We Can Land a Man on the Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart," Beulah
30. Sean's 'Loud,' John Lennon
31. "Friends of P.," The Rentals
32. "Break My Body," The Pixies
33. "Peggy Sue," John Lennon (I have more JL than I thought)
34. "Tie Your Mother Down," Queen
35. "Everything In Its Right Place," Christopher O'Reilly.
There. TWO MEMES, ONE POST. I am a meme master.