Sunday, 27th December '09

Got Tired of Music. Here's to Movies.

1.Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
I don't think any movie is worth THAT! Although I may have seen "Home Alone" about 7 - 8 times since it came out when I was eight. A thousand Christmas re-runs on Channel 5 come to mind.

2.Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
I don't think this exists. The maximum number of times I'll watch anything in a theatre is TWICE. For that, we have "8 Mile", "X-Men", "This is It". I can't really remember others.

3.Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio (minus "Titanic"). Why is there no corresponding "actress" category?

4.Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Hugh Grant. *yawn*

5.Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Erm, "Pulp Fiction?". Royale with Cheese. Hurhur.

6.Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Do you count "Rent" the live Broadway recording? It was shown in theatres. Otherwise, it is unfortunately "The Phantom of the Opera", even if the movie version totally sucks balls.

7.Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
See above.

8.Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange".

9.Name a movie that you own.
I'll assume you mean movies that I bought DVDs (or other legitimate recorded version) of. Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho".

10.Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.

11.Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Unfortunately, never. I wasn't alive in the 1960s. wink

12.Ever made out in a movie?
Movie tickets are too expensive for that!

13.Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.

14.Ever walked out of a movie?
Nope. Like I said, movie tickets are too expensive. I did contemplate dying in my seat during "Dude, Where's My Car", however.

15.Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
I don't think there was one. I don't watch sad movies in theatres... theatre screen are for blockbusters with special effects and explosions!

16.What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
"This is It"

17.What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

18.What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
"Batman Returns". I was eight, I think.

19.What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Hmm... every movie adds to the experience, I don't think I'll ever wish to not have seen any movie! I didn't enjoy "Walk the Line" much though.

20.What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Hrm... hrrrmmmmm... the answer is at the back of my mind SOMEWHERE! Oh, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". TOTALLY WEIRD.

21.What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
"Dolly Dearest". But then, I was like... ten?

22.What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?
"The Mask". Jim Carrey is the man.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 12:56 pm
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10 Musical Artists Quiz

The last meme was surprisingly unsatisfying. So, unsurprisingly, I have to do another.

List 10 musical artists (or bands) you like, in no specific order (do this before reading the questions below). Really, don’t read the questions below until you pick your ten artists!!!

1. The Beatles
2. John Mayer
3. Steely Dan
4. Jason Mraz
5. Adam Lambert
6. Timbaland
7. Backstreet Boys
8. Pitbull
9. Bon Jovi
10. Dashboard Confessional

Alrighty I think I have a decent enough mix to withstand whatever comes. Haha.

What was the first song you ever heard by 6 [Timbaland]?
I don't honestly think I would know! I do believe he has a finger in practically any R&B song with a syncopated beat these days. The first identifiable song I suppose would be "Sexyback", with Justin Timbalake.

What is your favorite song of 8 [Pitbull]?
Right now, "Fuego". Don't ask why, I couldn't tell you.

What kind of impact has 1 [The Beatles] left on your life?
Erm, it taught me that somehow, psychedelic drugs and music are an awesome mix. Consider "Come Together", for one. You gotta have been high as a kite to have written that, but I love it.

What is your favorite lyric of 5 [Adam Lambert]?
"I was born with glitter on my face, my baby clothes made of leather and lace", from "Surefire Winners".

How many times have you seen 4 [Jason Mraz] live?
Twice. First at Singfest 2008, then at his own concert at the Indoor Stadium, 2009/

What is your favorite song by 7 [Backstreet Boys]?
Now THAT is hard. I couldn't even give you my favourite song in each album! I will go with "I Want I That Way" right now, for sentimental reasons and the memories it brings back of the Australia geography trip in 1999. Not because it is one of the best songs around, though it is thoroughly enjoyable.

Is there any song by 3 [Steely Dan] that makes you sad?
Actually, no!

What is your favorite song by 9 [Bon Jovi]?
Wow. Terribly hard to try to do that for a band with this many classics. "It's My Life" always has a soft spot in my heart, because it makes me think of Sec 4 days. "Everyday" makes me think of Henghwa, and is therefore another sentimental favourite. But in terms of best arrangements and songs that really rock my socks, give me "Livin' on a Prayer", "Bed of Roses" and "Always".

When did you first get into 2?
After watching him play the ridiculous "Your Body is a Wonderland" improv guitar solo at the 2003 Grammy Awards. Yes, this is a specifically remembered incident in my life.

How did you get into 3 [Steely Dan]?
I just seemed to remember them from childhood. "The Fez" was somehow always imprinted in my memory.

What is your favorite song by 4?
Hmmmm... not just one!! I can't do it. How about, "Dreamlife of Rand MacNally", "O Lover", "Butterfly, "Dynamo of Volition"?

How many times have you seen 9 [Bon Jovi] live?
Never. *Sniffle*. One day, just you wait.

What is a good memory concerning 2 [John Mayer]?
Choreographing for Evo 2009 and bonding with my cast mates over it. Long talks with Jess, my JM soulmate. Drives in Halifax with the first semester crew, playing Why Georgia on the radio. Did you only allow me ONE good memory?

Is there a song by 8 [Pitbull] that makes you sad?
NO. Hahhahaa.

What is your favorite song of 1 [The Beatles]?
"Come Together"

How did you become a fan of 10 [Dashboard Confessional]?
After hearing "Vindicated" off the Spiderman 2 soundtrack.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 02:22 am
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]

iTunes Survey!

Hey! A music meme that could actually be reused every month or so as a proper monitoring system!

Instructions: Open up your iTunes (or WinAmp, or whatever, though iTunes is easiest for this I think) and fill out this survey, no matter how embarrassing the responses might be.

How many songs total: 13563. Oh Gawd, seriously?!
How many hours or days of music: 36.5 days *sheepish grin*

Most recently played: "You Can't Always Get What You Want", Glee Cast

Most played: "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" (Village Sessions version) at an impressive 356 plays. Well, that's what happens when you choreograph a song what.

Most recently added: "Move Like You Gonna Die", Cobra Starship

Sort by song title.
First Song: "The A Team" (All Time Top 100 TV Themes)
Last Song: "2002 FIFA World Cup Official Anthem", Vangelis

Sort by time.
Shortest Song: "One Last Whoohoo for the Pullman", Sufjan Stevens. 7 Seconds.
Longest Song: "Blues Jam", Stevie Ray Vaughn. 25 min 16 s

Sort by album.
First album: "A1: The Best Of", A1
Last album: "4630 Bochum", Herbert Grönemeyer

First song that comes up on Shuffle: "Time to Blow", Del Paxton

Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Death 64, mostly songs by DEATHcab for Cutie
Life 298. Wow.
Love 822. Whoot.
Hate 34
You 1690. What a choice.
Sex 79

Ok, not very exciting. Bleaugh.

en ying snapped a shot of life @ 01:54 am
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]