Sep. 4th, 2010

Day 24

Sep. 4th, 2010 07:52 pm
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Day 01. Your favorite song - Peg, Steely Dan
Day 02. Your least favorite song - Takin' Care of Business, Bachman Turner Overdrive
Day 03. A song that makes you happy - Donkey Rhubarb, Aphex Twin
Day 04. A song that makes you sad - This Woman's Work, Kate Bush
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone - Flakes, Frank Zappa
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere - City of the Angels, Wang Chung
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event - Stick Your Neck Out, Dot 3
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to - I Believe She's Lying, Jon Brion
Day 09. A song that you can dance to - Soft Core, Maurice & the Clichés
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep - Thursday Afternoon, Brian Eno
Day 11. A song from your favorite band - You're The Wish You Are I Had, XTC
Day 12. A song from a band you hate - You're Beautiful, James Blunt
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure - Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love - Work It, Missy Elliott
Day 15. A song that describes you - Blue Jeans, Blur
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate - Just A Gigolo, Barbi and the Kens
Day 17. A song that you heard often on the radio - Cinderella Undercover, Oingo Boingo
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio - Insecure Sober, sElf
Day 19. A song from your favorite album - New Mistake, Jellyfish
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy - Uncontrollable Urge, Devo
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

It's not up to me. I won't notice and I won't complain, so play what you want.

On the other hand, I used to entertain fantasies of orchestrating a funeral so painful and awkward that my friends would be glad I was dead. I would videotape a deathbed monologue in which I stare at the camera and recite squirmy racist jokes from a page in slow, labored monotone. I would hire improv actors to approach mourners and chat them up, only to stutter lamely and then lapse into uncomfortable silence. I would pay a musician to perform Casio swing tunes as The Fabulous Donny Mavis. Basically I wouldn't be satisfied unless my corpse was sodomized, or otherwise defiled before interment*.

But I actually sort of like my friends. And there's the whole John thing to consider. I should leave it up to you.

Runner-Up: The Goodbye Look, Mel Torme

*By the way, I've talked about this with friends, but I want to make my wishes clear. When I die, I don't want to be cremated or buried. I'm donating my body to science. As I filled out my drivers' license paperwork, I hesitated when I saw that I could donate my whole body. That seemed a bit creepy to me. But then I imagined a sad group of anatomy students being afflicted with my completely unmanageable, nightmare corpse, and I couldn't sign that card fast enough.


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