iPod 8Ball

Link: http://lilleyvision.blogspot.com/2006/03/moderately-diverting-way-to-spend-five.html

1. What do you think of me, iPod?
Planetarium -- Delia Derbyshire
Quietly electronic, doomed to die in obscurity but revered after death as a prophet.

2. Will I have a happy life?
Soulus -- loop guru
I remember dancing in a tent or two to this, and all the Japanese soup warriors. I'm happy dancing in tents.

3. What do my friends really think of me?
Oh Green World -- Gorillaz
"Don't desert me now | I'm made of you and you of me | But where are we?"

4. Do people secretly lust after me?
39 -- The Cure
"the fire is almost out and there’s nothing left to burn"

5. What should I do with my life?
Get Behind The Mule -- Tom Waits.
"You've gotta get behind the mule in the morning and plow"
Sound advice from Mr Waits.

6. Why must life be so full of pain?
Good Riddance -- Green Day
"It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life."
I nearly cried - sad man that I am - GD lyrics do do that to me sometimes.

7. How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?
La Main Verte - Les Negresses Vertes
I don't have good enough French to understand this song, but the babelfish translation seems to be about having green fingers for growing pot. Not really my thing - I'm paranoid enough already.
Not that stops me loving LNV for the funk and the feeling of it.

8. Will I ever have children?
Whatever you say -- Over the Rhine
Well, I guess you can't get all the answers off an iPod, and it's nice to have the option.

9. Will I die happy?
Calliope -- Tom Waits.
An instrumental piece sounding like a bizarre wheezing fairground organ with a laugh at the end.
I'll take that as a yes then.

10. Can you give me some advice?
Reverence [Tamsin's Remix] -- Faithless.
"Slow, slow, it's gotta be slow", but with a driving bass and a fast beat, slow riding on top of fast 'cos "I make no apology | for linking my thinking with computer technology. | 'cos this is like a modern day hymn | for the new church"

11. What do you think happiness is?
Outro -- India.Arie
A beautiful sentimental little song where she names a few relatives who were inspiration for her music. iPod 8Ball believes in family. So do I.

12. What's my favorite fetish?
It's Alright for You -- The Police
High energy low life

13. Am I a complete freak?
Ali's Waltz -- Beth Orton
I'm sure the versions of the lyrics for this on the web are wrong. Honest.

Somehow I'm not surprised that my iPod is channelling Tom Waits, electronica and nu-wave punk.




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