Saturday, May 03, 2008

Musical interlude

I really need to get some work done on a paper, do real work, get family time, etc., so I'll leave you with this musical quiz meme courtesy of sciencewoman:

The rules:
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.*
Step 3: Post and let your magnificent readers guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike through when someone gets them right
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is now considered fair game, as the post is very stale.

*I have altered the methodology by excluding songs where the first line is the name of the song.
(drum roll)

12.Cue the music, curtain falls
15.How long how long how long/ will we take to come undone
10.This wide brown land’s a crock of shit
11.Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
13.Made a promise to myself
14.Quando você passa eu sinto seu cheiro
24.Ain’t no talkin’ to this man (Let him fly; Dixie chicks) - rebecca
9.Ninguém passa aqui sem cantar samba-reggae
5.Somewhere a strut
3.I’m ready / I'm ready for the laughing gas (Zoo station -U2) - jrepka
23.You’re dangerous ‘cause you’re honest (Who’s gonna ride your wild horses; U2) -sciencewoman
---Voyager 2 at Neptune---
25.I know/ that the sunset empire shutters and shakes
16.You never called
22.Many is the time I’ve been mistaken (American Tune - Simon & Garfunkel) -Sachqua
E.C. You're a real tuff cookie with a long history (Hit me with your best shot- Pat Benatar) - Tuff Cookie
20.Good morning the worm, your honor (The Trial Pink Floyd) - Steve Bloom
19.You know that I care
18.I’m sailing away (Come Sail Away; Styx)-jrepka
7.Billy Rose was a low rider (Prison Trilogy- Joan Baez)- silver fox
--Apollo 11---
17.Here you’re comin’ on so nice to me
21.Let’s all get up and dance to a song (Your mother should know; beatles) - jrepka
6.The day breaks
8.Shapes
1.Well East coast girls are hip (California Girls- beach boys)-Ecogeofemme
4.We-e-e-e-e-ellllllll / You know you make me wanna (Shout Isley brothers) - Tuff Cookie
2.She comes on like a rose
---Sputnik---

And, for extra credit, a line for everybody's favorite igneous blogger: (see 1980)

UPDATE:
In an effort to assist the local sedimentologists, I've put the songs in stratigraphic order, with a few space age marker beds. Still left:
1 Beatles song, 1 Pink Floyd song, all 3 Australian and both Brazilian artists.

14 comments:

EcoGeoFemme said...

Is #1 Califonia Girls by the Beach Boys?

I think #15 is Red Hot Chili Peppers but I'm not sure the title..."the other side"?

You might not have give us enough to go on for some of them, like #4. :)

Silver Fox said...

7) That prison song - Tear the Prisons Down (to the ground?) by Joan Baez

ScienceWoman said...

#23 is U2...from the Achtung Baby album...wild horses?

#13 is so familiar but I can't name it.

ReBecca said...

#24 - Dixie Chicks, Let him Fly

jrepka said...

#18 is Come Sail Away by Styx.
#21 is Your Mother Should Know by the Beatles.

Chuck said...

OK, I've added a hint to 4, 3, 25.

15: Sorry, but there are no South American spices on my iPod. I've chucked a second line on for you, though.

Jul said...

#4 - Kyle's mom is a bitch, as sung by Cartman

jrepka said...

Damn! I should have gotten the Cartman song...

Anyway, #3 is Zoo Station by U2

Chuck said...

The cartman song is incorrect.
Second line is
"You know you make me wanna"

Sachqua said...

I'm a Paul Simon fan, so I know #22 is American Tune

Chuck said...

Very good. Do you recognize any of the three Australian bands left?

Tuff Cookie said...

#4 is "Shout" by the Isley Brothers.

I love the extra credit! "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benetar.

Steve Bloom said...

#20: The Trial, The Wall, Pink Floyd

Remotely Mars said...

#6 The day breaks
If this is really "Your day breaks" then it is the Beatles Revolver tune "For No One"