Saturday, 25th April '09
... and Now for a REAL CHALLENGE.
Part VI and I think I'm ready to take on a REAL TOUGHIE.
Pick Your Artist:
[If you haven't heard his brand of indie music yet (or, indeed, read the titles of his songs), continue on and you will soon know why this is going to be a Real Challenge. You may have to use some creative thinking to figure the references out. And um, of course I cheated and searched for the songs by this artist. Do you think I actually remember titles like THESE? I'm good, but I'm not insane.]
Are you male or female:
"A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze"
How do you feel about yourself:
"Size Too Small"
Describe where you currently live:
"In this Temple As in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth"
If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
"Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals As I Run"
Your favorite form of transportation:
"We Won't Need Legs to Stand"
Your best friend is:
"They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!"
Your favorite color is:
"Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)"
[What colour is flint anyways?]
What's the weather like:
"Prairie Fire That Wanders About"
Favorite time of day:
"Did I Make You Cry On Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!)"
If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
"A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons"
What is life to you:
"The Black Hawk War or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Gonna Have to Leave Now, or, 'I have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight...'"
[There's a good reason his songs are not played on the radio. Can you imagine the poor DJ trying to introduce this one. Or worse, a title like this on the Billboard Charts. Heh. Actually, this isn't even the full title. This is only as much as could fit into that field in my iTunes.]
What is the best advice you have to give:
"The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us"
If you could change your name, what would it be:
"John Wayne Gacy, Jr."
[All jokes aside, this is a one of the most special songs I've ever heard. The lyrics are amazing and I once read a review about how brilliantly Stevens portrayed the twisted stories of this man. But you have to read up on John Wayne Gacy, Jr. first.]
Your favorite food is:
"Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few"
[The only song I could find with a vaguely food-ish word in it.]
Thought for the Day:
"Let's Hear that String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard it All the Way Out in Bushnell"
How I would like to die:
"The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts"
My soul's present condition:
"One Last 'Whoo-Hoo!' for the Pullman"
"Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!"
[Those are not typos.]
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]