Yet Another Music Meme: Here To There

I love memes, oh yes I do. And here’s another one that I saw that Aubrey did

So, here we go…

1. Put Your iTunes on Shuffle. (I used Party Shuffle, cuz Shuffle isn’t really “random”)
2. For each question, press the ‘next’ button to get your answer. (or listen to each song, like I did.)
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
5. (I added this in myself) – Tag some peeps you want to do the same.

What do your friends think of you?
Breakaway, by Ratatat
iTunes thinks I’m a rebel, always marching to the beat of my own drummer.

If someone says, “Is this okay?” You say?
What Went Wrong, by The Slackers
Yah, I’m a very very caring person.

How would you describe yourself?
Baby It’s Cold Outside, by Ray Gelato And The Giants Of Jive
I guess lately, yah.. I’ve been really cold. Brrrrr.

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Fixing A Hole, by The Beatles
Ok iTunes, I don’t think I’m really a fixer, am I? Is it possible that you know me better than me? Or, maybe you’re just being a little dirty. (snicker, snicker)

How do you feel today?
Beautiful Day Without You, by Royksopp
Wow.. that’s like exactly right. You’re starting to scare me, iTunes.

What is your life’s purpose?
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, by The Soggy Bottom Boys
Ok, that’s just depressing, and kind of wrong, since I’m pretty happy.

What is your motto?
Point to B, by Prefuse 73
Hmm. Not a bad motto… just abstract enough to work.

What do you think about very often?
Cute Without the ‘E’, by Taking Back Sunday
I think I have more emo music than my personality really alludes to.. or maybe I’m more emo than I think I am.

What is 2 + 2?
Why Do I Keep Counting? by The Killer
Another direct hit by the iTunes shuffle. Well done.

What do you think of your best friend?
Moon River, by Nan Vernon
My best friend is a new cover of an old classic? I suppose.

What do you think of the person you like?
To Have And To Hold, by Colin Hay
Yah, and I should probably tell her. But you all know that’s not me.

What is your life story?
Sailor Song, by Regina Spektor
Well, thing is, considering this song could be interpreted be about a sailor sailing around the world on the seas looking for something.. maybe that fits.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Stuck In The Middle, by Steelers Wheel (Mashup)
If I grow up to be stuck in the middle, that would suck. But at least it’s a mashup.

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Dangerous and Sweet, by Lenka
Yah, sure, that works.

What will you dance to at your wedding?
In our Bedroom After the War, by Stars
I think this song is actually about a breakup, so.. maybe not such a great wedding song. Sorry, iTunes, you’re failing a bit here.

What will they play at your funeral?
Sand and Ice, by Fanfarlo
I really like this tune for my funeral actually… It sounds hopeful. If only I actually listened to lyrics, cuz I really have no idea what this song is about.

What is your hobby/interest?
Apres Moi, by Regina Spektor
Really, iTunes? Another Regina song? Seriously, that’s like a mixtape no-no. You should know better.

What is your biggest fear?
What Went Wrong, by The Slackers
Ok, I’ll let it slide this time, cuz this song is dead on for this question.

What is your biggest secret?
Dream, by Priscilla Ahn
My dreams are my biggest secret? That’s kind of deep, iTunes.

What do you think of your friends?
Medley – Sentimental Reason, Tenderley, Autumn Leaves, by Natalie Cole
Yes, my friends are awesome. And I love the fall.

What will you post this as?
Here To There, by Michael Nyman
Ok, if you say so.

2008, in cities…

Happy new year, everyone!

Another year, another list… (I did this for 2005, 2006 and 2007)…

This year was defined by a lot of weddings.. 8 to be exact (appropriate for 2008, I guess)… Bachelor parties took me to Mexico and Georgia (I suppose that’s wedding related), but I went on a completely wedding-free vacation to Taiwan.. I also started using dopplr, so you can see my 2008 there (but I think you need to sign up and friend me or something), but I’m still not sure whether or not I find dopplr useful or not… I want it to automagically make me a map of 2008, but I can’t seem to find that anywhere. Like, that would be a very nice blog-widget for them to have, non?) Maybe I’ll make a Google Earth flythrough if I get ambitious..

Cities that I spent the night in 2008 (* means multiple trips):

San Diego, CA
North Hollywood, CA
San Francisco, CA*
New York, NY
Sarasota, FL
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Morgan Hill, CA
Garberville, CA
Coloma, CA
Healdsburg, CA
Cleveland, OH
Pigeon Point, CA
Savannah, GA
Las Vegas, NV
Taipei, Taiwan
Kenting, Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean…
Philadelphia, PA

Lots of California travelin’ this year, although ZERO Tahoe trips for some reason (I am guessing that will change)..

All in all, a good year!

(Update: Thanks Mike for reminding me of my red-eye back from Taiwan)