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Om jag blev tvingad (under pistolhot) att tatuera in ett citat från en låttext i svanken…

Ja, nå vil jeg jo helst ikke tatoveres, og et sitat fra en sang er nok ikke det første jeg ville valgt om jeg måtte tatoveres, heller, men om jeg ble truet med pistol kunne jeg for eksempel valgt sitatet jeg har hatt i høyremargen på bloggen ganske lenge nå:

People say that life is a drag,
they never stop telling me so.
I only know life drags me along
faster than I want to go.

Som er fra Robin Laings Skip Back and Replay. Men helst skulle jeg vel kommet på noe kortere, “I will survive”, kanskje?

(Et bidrag i Onekligens bloggkalender.)

I julemodus

Sentimental sap

An absolutely non-exhaustive list of songs that are likely to make me cry:

  • Eldorado – Åge Aleksandersen
  • Jessie – Joshua Kadison
  • He Didn’t Have to Be – Brad Paisley
  • One Moment in Time – Whitney Houston
  • Teddybjørnens vise – Alf Prøysen
  • Lindansaren – Michael Wiehe
  • Tuppen og Lillemor (I kid you not, though I don’t actually have this song as MP3, so I’m not exposed to it very often, I have been known, however, to hum it to myself, involuntarily, and tear up… Do you think there’s a drug for this sort of thing?)
  • Flickan och kråkan – Michael Wiehe
  • Skyfri himmel – Bjørn Eidsvåg
  • Dear Mr. President – Pink
  • Harper Valley PTA – anyone of a bunch of people

Occasioned by the potentially embarrassing fact that three of these popped up on my mp3-player this morning (as usual, it’s in random mode) while I was waiting for and then riding on the bus.

Silly music meme

But then, we do love silly memes, don’t we? (First seen here.)

Directions:
1. Put your iPod, iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3.YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
You Suck (The Murmurs) – rather rude, really

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (Billy Joel) – sounds like there’s a lot going on, at least

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
Minibar (De derre) – a guy with a built in minibar would be useful, I admit

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Sleigh Ride  (Johnny Mathis – seasonal) – uhm, better than a roller coaster ride, possibly

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE PURPOSE?
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith) – that’s the best fit so far

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
A Winter’s Tale (David Essex – seasonal) – a very boring motto

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Whisky You’re the Devil (Robin Laing) – so, do they think I’m the devil, or do they simply think of whisky when they see me?

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Skip back a track and replay (Robin Laing) – I’m that good, am I?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Forgiven (Alanis Morissette) – not very often

WHAT IS 2 + 2?
Kjell Opseths 9. (To Rustne Herrer/Jonas Fjeld) – good job getting one with a number in the title on this one, don’t you think?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Me and My Shadow (Robbie Williams & Johnny Wilkes) – fitting

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Frosty the Snowman (The Jackson 5 – seasonal) – can’t possibly be complimental, can it?

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Den stora, stora skillnaden (Michael Wiehe) – I doubt I’ve made that much of a difference

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU GROW UP?
I Don’t Care (Shakespear’s Sister) – I am grown up. I think.

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Only the Good Die Young (Billy Joel) – feeling naughty, obviously

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi) – We didn’t, but I guess we could have. It’s a rather difficult one to waltz to, though.

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Slave (DumDum Boys) – ahem

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
A Bottle o’ the Best (Robin Laing) – or the opposite

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
God ain’t gonna getcha for that (Shania Twain) – he sure ain’t

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Tak’ a Dram; A Wee Deoch An (Robin Laing) – yes, please have one, if you like

SONG THEY WILL PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Underneath Your Clothes (Shakira) – unlikely

The gift of empathy

Babyslime posted a YouTube clip (and I can’t for the life of me get it to embed without messing up the layout), and says “San Diego’s republican mayor has a change of heart on gay marriage – this conference that he held, explaining what had changed for him, is so incredibly moving. It’s long, but it’s worth it. I cried a lot.” Which is pretty much what I’d say too. Watch it.

Now, personally, I don’t (as far as I know) have any family members or close friends who are “members of the gay community” (not anymore, there are a couple in the vast group of people I’ve lost touch with, though), and it would be nice to see a politician have a change of heart simply because (s)he’d thought about it properly and come to the conclusion that it IS discrimination and it IS unfair and what the world needs more than anything is LOVE so why bother about the whom, where and wherefore? Still, a change of heart is a change of heart and daring to do the opposite of what you said when you were elected when you know a lot of your supporters are really not going to like it is quite admirable. It made me hum the line “What kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay” – watch (and listen) here if you don’t know the song – and that is something I ask myself whenever people argue against homosexuality.