Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The idea of the “Songbook”, a means of describing yourself using only song titles, seems to have been created by Cayetana Altovoltaje, who purports to be from Tonga but is living in Manchester and who wrote the original song book in Spanish. It was then translated into English by Ivonne, who is an Italian living in Manchester and is apparently sharing a house with Cayetana. By the time China Blue used it on her blog, I suspect some of the original meaning was lost in translation, notably “goodbye” turning into “wrap it up”, which then turned into “rap it up”, which has caused a little bit of confusion.
Anyway, as China Blue “tagged” me to produce my own copy of the song book... yes, yes, I realise all of this is dreadfully sad in many ways but what can you do except roll with it as life’s too short to be worried about crap like that... I asked my sister, who lives in Spain, to re-translate the original Spanish just to see if anything had gone awry, which is why my version is slightly different from the previous one. Also, I rearranged the order of some of the questions just because I’m a langer like that! :-)
Ok, the rules are simple. You have to answer each of the questions using song titles only, you must use at least one song for each question but you can use more than one if you like. Supposedly, this will give everyone an idea of the kind of music that you like as well as giving all and sundry an interesting insight into your personality... err, um... like, totally... for sure... how could it not be true?
As for my answers, don’t take them too seriously, I’m not that arrogant... well, at least not most of the time... huh, why are you laughing, did I say something funny?
Are you a man or a woman?
The Man Machine – Kraftwerk / Senor Coconut
Blue Eyes - Senor Coconut
I’m A Good Man – Martin Solveig
I Got Rhythm – Sarah Vaughan
So Much Better At Bad – Latin Hustlers featuring Cate
Twisted – Camel Riders featuring NKemdi
You Can’t Change Me – Roger Sanchez featuring Armand Van Helden & N’Dea Davenport
How do you feel?
Happy – Max Sedgley
Lazy – X Press 2
Fascinated – Raven Maize
How do people feel when they are around you?
Mice In The Presence Of The Lion – Hardnoise
Describe your last previous romantic relationship?
Kiss Kiss Kiss – Ananda Project featuring Heather Johnson
Loving You – Poker Pets
Needin’ U (I Needed U) – David Morales presents The Face featuring Juliet Roberts
The Real Life – Raven Maize
A Million Stories – The Cuban Brothers
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be – Oscar Peterson
Comfortably Numb – Scissor Sisters
It Just Won’t Do – Tim Deluxe featuring Sam Obernik
Describe your current (or desired) romantic relationship?
Beautiful Otherness - Bent
I Know You Got Soul – Eric B & Rakim
You Groove Me – Jon Cutler featuring Kemdi
Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust
Loving You More – Steve Mac versus Mosquito featuring Steve Smith
Destination Unknown – Guadino featuring Crystal Waters
How do you feel about love?
Love Is Love – Righteous featuring MJ White
How is your life at the moment?
Things Are Swingin’ – Peggy Lee
Where would you like to be right now?
Let’s Go To Bed – No Angels
What would you ask for if you had just one wish?
I Don’t Know – Beastie Boys
Write yourself a snazzy quote or catchphrase?
Less Talk More Action – Tim Deluxe featuring Terra Deva
Now say goodbye!
Turn Off The Light – Nelly Furtado
Before You Leave – Pepe Deluxe
Are those swingers for real?
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