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Musical Russian Roulette

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    September 6, 2015 12:39 AM EDT

    You know that one song on your music device that you like, but would never admit to it to your friends? Well, I want to turn it into a game:

    While I love threads that ask about the music people listen to, I always get the feeling I'm not getting the whole story--"What's playing on your MP3 player now?" (*Whoops! Lets just forward past The Spice Girls... aaaaand... there!* "I'm listening to "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies." Yes, that will do). So here's what I want you to do:

    Please... don't let it be THAT one!

    1. Go to your phone, mp3 player, 8-track cassette deck, or whatever it is you use to play music.
    2. Set your device to 'Random'
    3. Hit the 'Forward' button
    4. Report: let us know what song comes up... NO MATTER WHAT that song happens to be... dig?

    For additional fun, let us know why that song is (or isn't) representative of who you are. For example, I have a 1 in 42 chance of my phone playing "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. This is NOT an accurate portrayal of who I am. So here's why I have it:

    I am sending it to my sister for her birthday this month, because a million years ago when I was but a wee lad, we were at Ramstein Air Force Base at the local food joint, and some obnoxious teenage metal-heads sat right next to our booth (even though there wasn't anyone else in the whole place), and complained about every song that came on the jukebox. If it wasn't Judas Priest, Def Leppard, or Iron Maiden, you could be certain there would be a gripe session that lasted longer than the song. Heaven forbid they should get up and actually PLAY a song they wanted to hear.

    SO, just before leaving, my sister and I pooled up our remaining change and fed it into the jukebox... 5 songs worth. I think you know where this is going, but in case you don't, it ends with four whiny metal-heads listening to "Islands in the Stream" 5 times in a row. My sister is going to get an mp3 of it looped 5 times for her birthday... because I'm a jerk.

    So, who's game?

    This post was edited by ShinJin at September 27, 2016 4:58 PM EDT
    • 127 posts
    January 21, 2016 7:59 PM EST

    Let's keep this threat alive.  With another round.

    Girls just Wanna Have Fun - Miley Cyrus.  Not a good start.

    Guns and Horses - 3OH!3.  Oh come on!

    Lean On - The Maccabees.  That's a bit better.

    Kings of Metal - Van Canto.  Good song, badass as heck, and I can always recommend Van Canto to metal fans.

    Lovers on the Sun - Mallory Knox.  Great version done for the Live Lounge.

    Face the Sun - James Blunt.  Good song, great vocals.

    Could have gone better, but could have gone a lot worse.  The thing is, I actively like all the songs on my phone, otherwise they wouldn't be there.  Except for 3OH!3, who have the most frustrating group name to try and type quickly.

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    January 21, 2016 11:56 PM EST

    Not bad, sir ;D

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    January 22, 2016 12:01 AM EST

    Alrighty then...

    "For the Love of Spanish Mary" by The New Basement Tapes. Another departure for me, but I like what's going on in that song.

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    January 22, 2016 12:03 AM EST

    This FABULOUS anime intro

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    January 22, 2016 10:14 AM EST

    I don't know if I'm supposed to, but I think that intro is hilarious... that horn section and whaaacka-chicka rhythm guitar in the background... last thing I expect from an anime title track, but pretty cool xD

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    January 22, 2016 10:18 AM EST

    So it's been a night. I'll try another...

    "Night and Day" by Al B. Sure X(

    I, uh... omigosh... what's that behind you!?! *runs away as you turn around to look*

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    January 23, 2016 12:28 PM EST

    Ooh! I have as good 'un today: 

    Elbow: Lippy Kids :)

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    January 23, 2016 3:32 PM EST

    That IS nice! (And taping down the keyboard key was kind of a cool touch ;D)

    I love live studio recordings... in fact I just finished listening to this:

    Wish I would have pulled that one out of the hat yesterday instead of what I got (I came really close to pretending I never played).

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    January 23, 2016 3:53 PM EST

    This looks interesting. I'm game! 

    Let's see... Weird Al Yankovic - Hardware Store. Haha, funny song.

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    January 23, 2016 4:28 PM EST

    Dancing Queen by ABBA.  About the only disco I could stomach, didn't really consider it disco.  Kind of like that sorbet the rich folks use to "cleanse their pallet" between meal courses.  (Saw that in a movie  And the girls in the band weren't bad looking when I was 8 years old.

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    January 24, 2016 11:01 AM EST

    It's strange... I love Weird Al, but I don't have any of his stuff anymore (I do, however, watch it on Youtube fairly regularly ;D).

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    January 24, 2016 11:05 AM EST

    I've got Gimme Gimme Gimme buried away somewhere on my old mp3 player xD ;D

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    January 24, 2016 11:09 AM EST

    Fingers crossed...

    "Lampshades on Fire" by Modest Mouse. It's aight.

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    January 26, 2016 3:47 AM EST


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    January 26, 2016 3:49 AM EST

    I have to admit that amidst all the rock, & despite hating disco when I was younger, that I've always been an ABBA fan :) 

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    January 26, 2016 7:45 AM EST

    Robert Johnson - Ramblin' On My Mind: vintage blues.

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    January 26, 2016 12:51 PM EST

    Ok, next up, the intro to the weird/awersome anime, Black Rock Shooter, as well as Bobobo-bobobo

    WARNING: Do not watch these animes while high or drunk

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    January 26, 2016 12:52 PM EST

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    January 27, 2016 1:37 AM EST

    I bought a 2 cd collection of Johnson years ago... I really liked what I heard. Every time I see Tommy from O Brother, Where Art Thou, I think of Robert Johnson :D

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    January 27, 2016 1:38 AM EST

    Man, I keep trying to get deeper into anime, but it keeps scaring me out of it xD

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    January 27, 2016 1:43 AM EST

    Okay, no whammy...

    "A Strange Kind of Love" by Peter Murphy. Now that's a stroll down memory lane :D

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    January 27, 2016 1:44 AM EST

    Then watch JoJo or One Punch Man for slightly more sane anime. Also, the dub of season 2 has Steve Blum voicing a villain

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    January 27, 2016 1:51 AM EST

    This awesomely animated short

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    January 27, 2016 1:55 AM EST

    Oh god, this anime.  It's so crazy that it almost lacks any plot. Although it is entertaining until you get bored since it takes 2-3 episodes until you get a fight scene and even then it gets more ridiculous.

    Don't know why they even aired this in my local broadcast.