Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Are you kidding me? No, no. I'll grab my iPod.

I am now a firm believer that iTunes is directly controlled by God. How else can you explain the phenomenon of facebook note postings that form such a coherent description of the universe? Two out of Two random iTunes oriented "bulletins" on facebook, if you will, have turned out pretty sweet. This one told me to write a poem using the first line of the first 20 songs on my playlist. The title is #21.

"Under Pressure"

Yeah. I mean, I hear what you're saying.

Meet me in outer space. We could spend a night and watch the earth come up.
You got a great car. What's wrong with it today?

Right about now, funk soul brother. Check it out now.

I am the son and heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar.

You could be happy. I won't know.

Jerry was a race car driver. Drove so Goddamn fast.

Whenever I'm alone with you, It's like I am home again.

A long time ago, me and my brother kyle here, we were hitchhiking on a long, lonesome road.

Crack that whip, give the past the slip.

I've come to bring the pain, hardcore from the brain.

You let me violate you.

Oh, you're gonna take me home tonight.

It's a wonderful night. Gotta take it from me.

Darling, you've got to let me know. Should I stay or should I go?

Summer's coming too fast. Winter's been here too long.

I'll kiss you once. I'll kiss you twice.

I was angry when I met you.

Something takes a part of me, something lost and never seen.

Well-painted passion, you rightly suspect.

Like the playful banter of a bashful romance and ongoing car theme? So it may not be the hand of the almighty laying his finger on random mode, but it's godly nonetheless. Makes me want to revamp it into a real poem. Here is the list of songs this fake one came from.

Another Love Song, Insane Clown Posse
Stellar, Incubus
Bohemian Like You, The Dandy Warhols
Rockafellar Skank, Fatboy Slim
How Soon is Now?, The Smiths
You Could Be Happy, Snow Patrol
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver, Primus
Lovesong, Tori Amos (The Cure cover)
Tribute, Tenacious D
Whip It, Devo
Bring the Pain, Mindless Self Indulgence
Closer, Nine Inch Nails
Fat Bottomed Girls, Queen
Wonderful Night, Fatboy Slim
Should I Stay, or Should I Go?, The Clash
Out Here All Night
, Damone
Graveyard, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Push It, Garbage
Freak on a Leash, Korn
The Dumbing Down of Love, Frou Frou
Under Pressure, My Chemical Romance and The Used (cover of Queen feat. David Bowie)

For today's present, you get to be poets! It's easy. Do one. Playlist...open...type...post.

Today's subject line quote is Morgan Grimes, "Chuck" (2007) {Chuck vs. Tom Sawyer (#2.5)}.


  1. You are the best....the best everything ever...everywhere...at everything. You make me want to listen to ALL my music at once!! and watch Chuck....and listen to Tom Sawyer...I wonder if I have that somewhere....
    *hums the tune* ACK NOW I MUST NOW FIND IT AND LISTEN TO IT!!!

  2. I like most of your shit. You shouldn't have told us the tunes, I was going to guess!

  3. Thanks! Perhaps I'll do a second just so I don't suck the fun out of everyone's day. Also, it's severely addicting and I need an excuse to do it again.

  4. Rockafellar Skank! I haven't thought about She's All That in SO long. Best. Dance. Sequence. EVER.

  5. Yeah, why wasn't MY prom like that?



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