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People got most of them. The remaining ones are:

2. "Gotta Serve Somebody" by Bob Dylan.
6. "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" by Roy Ayers. According to somebody I don't remember who it is, this is the most sampled song ever.
7. "Hey! Hey! Hey!" by the Stanley Brothers. More songs should have titles like this.
8. "Mornin' Kind of Feelin'" by Sandee Saunders. Are there songs with more apostrophes in their titles?
10. "Turn Your Guns" by Ethan and Kate. This cheerful, poppy song is about how soldiers and the police should stage an armed rebellion and tear down the structures of the state. Awesome anarchist folk music! Free downloads! Check 'em out!
11. "Reno Blues" by Three Tobacco Tags.
15. "Mopping, Mopping Mopping" by The Bobs. I wonder how many other songs I have whose titles are the same word repeated three times? ([livejournal.com profile] littleamerica clearly was thinking of the right song for this one but couldn't remember the title.)
19. "Crackin' Up" by Bo Diddley.

I thought somebody would get a few of these, but on the other hand people got some that I didn't think they would, so it all works out.
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Got this from [livejournal.com profile] sanspoof, though I think I've seen it elsewhere also. Basically you are supposed to put your MP3 player on shuffle, play 20 songs, transcribe their first lines, and ask your friends to guess what songs they are.

As a courtesy, I've eliminated instrumentals, songs in foreign languages, and recordings of me or one of my music projects. To make it more challenging, I've also eliminated songs whose first lines contain the song title (such as the Van Morrison song whose title is the same as this post's).

In a couple of days or so I'll post the answers to anything anyone doesn't guess, I suppose.

  1. Now if you've ever been down to New Orleans / then you can understand just what I mean -- [livejournal.com profile] littleamerica
  2. You may be an ambassador to England or France / You might like to gamble, you might like to dance
  3. I got nasty habits, I take tea at three / Yes and the meat I eat for dinner must be hung up for a week -- [livejournal.com profile] littleamerica
  4. This is not my house / But I know you both so well / Feels like it could be / But I can hear the bell -- [livejournal.com profile] pjamesharvey
  5. Everybody's got a thing / But some don't know how to handle it / Always reachin' out in vain / Accepting the things not worth having -- [livejournal.com profile] fredfred
  6. My life, my life, my life, my life / in the sunshine ...
  7. I saw you last night in my dreams, love / I woke as the clock was striking four / but I didn't think that I'd meet you / and now as you walk through the door ...
  8. When I see the sun arisin', and the birds begin to sing their mornin' song / They celebrate a brand new day, and these days I can't help but sing along
  9. Once upon a time there was a engineer / drove a locomotive both far and near -- [livejournal.com profile] kerri9494
  10. There's been rumors circulating that the time has come around when the boys in uniform will be on call / The wheels will start a-turning and the flames aborn [?] a-burning and the bombs once again about to fall
  11. I come home this morning, my clock was striking two / come home this morning when my clock was striking two / The first thing I saw was another man's hat and shoes
  12. Say you work for Jimmy Brown, he ain't got nothin' at all / Not the shirt right off his back, he ain't got nothin' at all. -- [livejournal.com profile] flummox
  13. Edna million in a drop dead suit / Dutch pink on a downtown train / Two-dollar pistol but the gun won't shoot / I'm in the corner on the pouring rain -- [livejournal.com profile] stumpsforhands
  14. Julie at the station says, "They'll be here any minute now" / But she's running out of records and her show is ending anyhow -- [livejournal.com profile] cgoldfish
  15. Hurricane Bob is petering out / and Charlotte's on the way!
  16. Wasted and wounded, it ain't what the moon did / I've got what I paid for now / see ya tomorrow, hey Frank, can I borrow / a couple of bucks from you -- [livejournal.com profile] waider
  17. Every day, I get up and pray to Jah / And he increases the number of clocks by exactly one -- [livejournal.com profile] fredfred
  18. Oh, great intentions / I've got the best of interventions / But when the ads come / I think about it now -- [livejournal.com profile] catherinejulian
  19. You always howlin' about where I been / You always screamin' about the money I spend / What's buggin' you?
  20. I'm lucky, I can open the door and I can walk down the street / Unlucky, I got nowhere to go and so I follow my feet -- [livejournal.com profile] pjamesharvey
And that's about it. I think some of these should be pretty easy, although some are absurdly obscure. Good luck!
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I think it assumes that anything ending in 's' is a collective noun.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, jwgh sent to me...
Twelve david sedaris drumming
Eleven making things piping
Ten robots a-leaping
Nine arkples reading
Eight daleks a-knitting
Seven theremins a-writing
Six bluegrass a-cooking
Five ko-o-o-org pianos
Four musical instruments
Three connie willis
Two mad scientists
...and an usenet in a kibology.
Get your own Twelve Days:
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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Boston

You definitely have a Boston accent, even if you think you don't. Of course, that doesn't mean you are from the Boston area, you may also be from New Hampshire or Maine.

The Midland
The West
The Northeast
North Central
The Inland North
The South
What American accent do you have?

I didn't answer one of the questions because the correct answer wasn't listed. It was the one about how 'Mary', 'merry', and 'marry' are pronounced.

Edit: fixed crappy HTML which was causing weird Livejournal display problems.
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Here's the rules as received from [livejournal.com profile] boutell:

001. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
002. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Okay, not so creepy/personal.
003. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
004. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
005. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Tom asked some tough questions, but I guess that's what this meme is for.

1. What recording are you proudest of?
I guess it would be my recording of I Believe To My Soul.

I like my recordings of Rewind for Interrobang Cartel also; I spent a lot of time planning out the arrangement for the Simonesque version, and I've never done anything else quite like the Waitsian version.

As long as I'm self-promoting I'll put in a word for my recent recording of Money (That's What I Want), which I find pretty enjoyable.

2. What's your favorite song (apart from your own)?

Erg, another tough one. Rather than subject you to ten different answers (as I did above), I'll just say that I'm a big fan of Thelonious Monk's Blue Note recording of Misterioso. There are probably fifty other songs I could have named though ...

3. You get to perform with any one living musician. Who do you choose?

which I will combine with

4. Who'd be in the backup band?

Oh, lord. The basic problem here is that I am a pretty limited musician -- I wouldn't want to play guitar behind any of my favorite performers, for instance, because my guitar playing is really rudimentary and I would really just as soon that they (whoever they are) play the guitar, since they will do a better job.

So whatever this me-based supergroup is going to be, I'll be playing piano and maybe singing. But the scenario still seems kind of absurd, and it's difficult to see how the situation would be particularly enjoyable for the other person and not completely embarassing for me.

Bringing it closer to home and restricting it to local musicians, many of whom I have actually met, makes it a lot easier. So let's say my dream group is:

Me: piano, vocals
Pam Murray: trombone, vocals
Marty Ballou: upright bass
Chris Turner: harmonica
Chris Monti: guitar, vocals (Chris gets the nod here because I enjoy playing with him so much; if we eliminate him, maybe I get Thom Enright)

I'm not sure about the drummer. One of the songs we would have to do is 'Caldonia'. That would be pretty sweet.

Restricting it to local artists like this has another advantage, which is that it's not out of the question that the above assemblage could actually occur; Pam, Marty, and Chris Turner have all performed together, and Pam actually sat in and sang Blue Monday at one of the Killdevils shows. (No trombone, though. Yet.)

I guess if I had to pick a nationally-known artist it might be Gillian Welch, but I have no idea what we'd do.

5. What's your favorite toothpaste?

Crest anti-tartar something-or-other. I don't like that gel stuff.
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I suppose that theoretically some of you might disagree with that. Anyway:

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be ... )
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What's my personality defect? )
I do, in fact, sometimes worry that this is how people see me. (I also sometimes worry that this is actually what I am like.) On the other hand, I am amused by the '0% brutality' figure.
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The Rules:

  1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me" or something similar.
  2. I will respond by asking you five questions of my choosing.
  3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions and leave the answers as comments on my LJ
  4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
  5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

And so the cosmic cycle continues.

The questions I got from [livejournal.com profile] chikwithscourge and my answers to those questions follow.

Here they are! )
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I got this idea from [livejournal.com profile] urbeatle, although I'm not sure if he originated it or not. The rules are:

  • Post the names of 20 of your favorite bands / musicians
  • See who can guess which is your favorite song by each.
  • Once someone guesses right, bold that row and include the song.

Here's my list of bands. I tried to get some variety in, and to avoid bands that nobody would have heard of, but we will see how successful I was.

  1. Aretha Franklin
  2. Bessie Smith
  3. Bo Diddley
  4. Bob Dylan
  5. Bonnie Raitt
  6. Chuck Berry -- No Particular Place To Go
  7. The Coasters
  8. Dr. John
  9. Erin McKeown
  10. Freezepop -- Here Comes A Special Boy
  11. Gillian Welch
  12. Grandmaster Flash
  13. The Ink Spots
  14. Johnny Cash
  15. Lucinda Williams -- Passionate Kisses
  16. Mono Puff
  17. Talking Heads
  18. They Might Be Giants
  19. Wilson Pickett -- Man and a Half
  20. Interrobang Cartel

[livejournal.com profile] urbeatle refrained from picking any cover songs, so maybe I should warn you that I didn't follow that rule.

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[livejournal.com profile] urbeatle came up with a variation on a meme that's going around:
  1. Comment here and I'll pick one of your LJ interests and write lyrics, in a style of my choosing.
  2. You have no say in what I write for you, or the quality thereof.
  3. Put this in your journal along with the lyrics written for you (or something similarly artistic or crafty; the original meme called for sketches instead of songwriting).
And there you have it.
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memage )
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Everyone respond with your own ironic, cynical, jaded bumper sticker about voting! C'mon, it'll be fun! In an ironic, cynical, and jaded sort of way!

You can use the following template if you want (be sure to check off the 'Don't auto-format' button if you do, though, and use the 'Preview' option until you've got it looking just right) or something of your own devising.

<table border="1" align="center">
<tr align="center" bgcolor="#993333">
<big><b style="color: #DFF">I'M AN UNDECIDED REGISTERED VOTER</b></big>
<tr align="center" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<tr align="center" bgcolor="#333399">
<big><big><big><b style="color: #FFD">I MIGHT VOTE</b></big></big></big>

which gives you:


There you have it.

other examples )
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if lj was a high school meme )
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Leave a comment with a title and a line of dialogue and I will attempt to write either a 100 or 500-word story using both. Whee!
jwgh: (piano)
I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that maybe should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Then post this in your own LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
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warning meme )
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From a few different people, most recently [livejournal.com profile] kerri9494:

Lots of questions and answers )


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