December 14th, 2004

i'm ready for my close up mr demille

SoopaMusicGeek Meme, Volume 1

Location: Aurora, CO

I got into a lengthy LJ-comment discussion with huskerdude1 last night in the entry begun yesterday on the random lyrics meme.  The discussion popped up as a result of my rather difficult use of the line "I lay traps for troubadours" to represent "Sympathy For The Devil" and our discussion meandered into an idea for a differnt kind of music lyrics meme.  In what is likely some flagrant disregard for blog etiquette, I'm going to begin another lyrics game while the other one is still going on.

So here's the deal:

I've chosen FIFTY (this should keep you entertained for a while) very obvious pop/rock songs of the past 40 years that everybody has heard a bajillion times.  Not only that, Ive chosen a rather obvious bit of lyrics from each one... but the trick is I'm going to truncate the lyric down to four words AND it will most likely involve the last couple of words from one line and the first couple of words from the second line.  I tried to choose these lyrics so that the words you see are specific to that song - in other words, it couldn't be from just anything. If you want to see an example of what I mean, check out our discussion where I did 5 really quick ones for huskerdude1's benefit last night.

In a couple of days, after you've had a chance to work on it, I will begin adding two words, one to either end of the lyric snippet.  Over subsequent entries, I will continue to add words until someone gets it. A quick example using one I did last night:  I might start off with "less dangerous. Here we"... if no one got it, then the next time it would be "it's less dangerous. Here we are", then, "out, less dangerous. Here we are now"... and it would keep growing until someone got it. We'll see how many additions it takes until they are all solved. Feel free to share it with folks on your f-list or in relevant communities if you find it challenging and fun.

In honor of the discussion this grew out of, I call this:
The SoopaMusicGeek Meme

Ready?  Goggling = cheating; have fun.

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i'm ready for my close up mr demille

Holy mother of God.

Slint is reuniting for some "very special appearances".

No one can get me a Christmas present better than that news.  Four dates confirmed in the U.S. so far in March.  I will take off and travel wherever it is necessary.  I will pay through the nose for tickets.

So far it's only confirmed that McMahan, Pajo, and and Walford are part of this "reunion", leaving only Brashear absent from the lineup that recorded Spiderland.

I know this doesn't make any sense to 95% of you reading this.... but OMFG!!!!!111!!!!!!11!!one!!!11

Edit to add: I bought two tickets to the show in Chicago at Park West... I don't know who I'll get to go with me, but I've got two tickets to Slint in March motherfuckers! Yowwwwwwwww! Talking with mybluenotepad a while ago they're supposed to be playing Irving Plaza, too - just not yet confirmed. If they do and I can get tickets, I'm there, too.

Out of curiosity, I wondered if the domain had been taken.  I mean, I assumed it had, but it occured to me that I didn't know what, if anything was there.  When I plugged it into my browser, it gave an error message.  Usually this indicates that the domain is good, but something is wrong at the website.  When it can't find it at all, Windows goes through that whole process of sending you to search pages (or in my case, Google cos I gots me the Google bar).  Anyway, I decided to go to the people I've bought my domains from to run a search on it.  Lo and behold, not only is taken, so is .org, .biz, .net, and every other dot you can think of. 

But what was funny is, the website then proceeded to make alternate suggestions for my domain request, since was already taken.  It made for a Collapse )