In the meantime, Oso Raro posted this nifty Magic-8 Ball© type game on Slaves of Academe. All your questions about life, love, and fate can be answered through i-Tunes (Is there nothing that i-Tunes can’t do?).
Yeah, okay, it’s an easy way for me to get a post. Even GayProf gets lazy sometimes. Still, it entertained me nonetheless.
Simple directions: Open i-Tunes to your entire digital library (not just a playlist), then use the shuffle function on your music player and see what you come up with in answer to the following questions. I added my own rule that no artist could be repeated twice (otherwise Billie Holiday would have sung ten of these songs). For statisticians out there, I have 577 songs in my current library.
1. How does the world see you?
"Nothin’ for Nothin’," Pearl Bailey (I am going to interpret this to mean that the world sees me as a gay, gay man.)
2.Will I have a happy life?
"When the Heartache Is Over," Tina Turner (Fair enough.)
3. What do my friends really think of me?
"This Drinkin’ Will Kill Me," Dwight Yoakam (Hey – That’s not nice.)
4. Do people secretly lust after me?
"Mad About the Boy," Dinah Washington (Okay – That’s not so bad – I’ll take it as a yes. What? It’s a yes, right? RIGHT?)
5. How can I make myself happy?
"Trouble," Pink (Is my i-Tunes trying to be facetious?)
6. What should I do with my life?
"Wake Me Up When September Ends," Green Day (Well, at least it makes sense given I should be in Boston by the end of September)
7. Will I ever have children?
"What a Little Moonlight Can Do," Billie Holiday (Because I don’t care for children, let’s just say that’s a no.)
8. What is some good advice for me?
"Dancing Queen," ABBA (I can live with that.)
9. How will I be remembered?
"The Seed (2.0)," The Roots and Cody Chestnutt (Um – I don’t want to question the all-knowing i-Tunes, but I am not sure this is right.)
10. What is my signature dancing song?
"Diamonds Are Forever," Shirley Bassey (Damn Right! Diamonds can stimulate and tease me – I don't need love. What good will love do me? Diamonds never lie to me. For when love is gone, they luster on. Unlike men, diamonds linger. Okay -- I will stop. How does one dance to this, though? Better find some go-go boots and a cage.)
11. What do I think my current theme song is?
"Skyliner," Carmen McRae (Okay – I guess, maybe – Yeah, not really.)
12. What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
"Red, Red Wine," UB40 (Jesus – Between this and question 3, i-Tunes is telling me that my friends think I am a lush. I do NOT have a drinking problem. Get off my back. I can quit at any time.)
13. What song will play at my funeral?
"Queen Bitch," David Bowie (It’s okay – I kinda hoped for “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”)
14 What type of men do I like?
"One Way or Another," Blondie (I don't get it. What, oh oracle of i-Tunes, are you trying to tell me?)
15. What is my day going to be like?
"Lift It Up," Inaya Day (At least my day will have a good beat.)