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My Life In 13 Random Songs

I’m taking a break from our usual programming to answer some questions courtesy of @positivedisplacement (via @chaunceyandchumleysdad), but I’m going to bend the rules just a bit. Instead of putting my music collection on shuffle and answering each question based on the song that pops up, I’m going to cheat and answer based on songs from my record collection. It’s not quite as random, but I hope you enjoy the list below just as much.

1. This song describes your personality: “Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes. I’m still trying to figure it all out, but if I don’t, I wouldn’t mind working at an orchard, either.

2. This song describes what you want/wish from your life: “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys. The title says it all.

3. This song describes how other people perceive you: “Buddy Holly” by Weezer. People say I do kind of look like Buddy Holly. And I’m always losing my shoe.

4. This song describes the love of your life: “True Love Waits” by Radiohead. She’s very patient with me.

5. This song describes your life at the moment: “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads. How did I get here?

6. This song to make love to: “Adore” by Prince. Or any Prince song, really.

7. This song to dance your heart out: “Modern Love” by David Bowie. I mean it’s the first song off an album called Let’s Dance so how could this not be the right answer.

8. The song that will make you cry: “Two-Headed Boy, Part Two” by Neutral Milk Hotel. Such a sad song made even sadder when you hear Jeff put his guitar down when he gets up to leave at the end and knowing we may never hear another new NHM song again.

9. The song about your future: “Can’t Hardly Wait” by the Replacements. I can’t wait. Hardly wait.

10. The last song you will ever hear in your life: “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel. Double dipping in the NMH well, but how strange it is to be anything at all, indeed.

11. This song describes your next life: “I’ll Believe in Anything” by Wolf Parade. Hopefully it’ll be a place where nobody knows me and nobody gives a damn.

12. The song that makes you feel better: “Stuck Between Stations” by the Hold Steady. Craig Finn always makes me feel better, and this is one of their best.

13. You end up listening to just one song for the rest of your life: “Sound and Vision” by David Bowie. It’s gotta be Bowie, and it’s gotta be his finest.

Let me know what you think of the list!

And tagging some more vinyl friends to join in on the fun, too (if you want!): @ihavelistenedto @reviewthistune @secretsharklover @mikeelikesmusic @flipbin @recordhoarder @ohgodamibored @vinylsocialclub @melvinomusic @mshiphop @thevinylhours @fixedantlers

dec. 13th, 2017


01. love will tear us apart (12″ version) - Joy Division // 02. boys don’t cry [single version] - The Cure // 03. some girls are bigger than others - The Smiths // 04. psycho killer - Talking Heads // 05. burning down the house - Talking Heads // 06. lonely boy - The Black Keys // 07. it’s my life - No Doubt // 08. lovefool - The Cardigans // 09. zombie - The Cranberries // 10. heroes - David Bowie // 11. creep - Radiohead // 12. i wanna be adored - The Stone Roses // 13. just like honey - The Jesus and Mary Chain // 14. shut up kiss me - Angel Olsen // 15. don’t let me down - The Beatles // 16. ziggy stardust - David Bowie // 17. pale blue eyes - The Velvet Underground

Listen Here.

Tagged by @theo-the-charismatic to do that 10 songs challenge thing. Interrupting my skincare routine, great timing mate!

1. Electric Blue- Arcade Fire

2. Bodysnatchers- Radiohead

3. Muscle Museum- Muse

4. Wish Coin (Go it Alone remix by Diplo)- Beck

5. Heaven- Talking Heads

6. 15 Step- Radiohead

7. Devil’s Haircut- Beck

8. Poplar St.- Glass Animals

9. Time Wind- M83 ft. Beck

10. Personal Jesus- Depeche Mode

Anyways, I tag… @changing-colours-on-demand @strange-apparition (Yes, again, you’re like my only friend) @quasarkisses (are we mutuals idk I like your blog) @patchouliwolf (We’re kinda mutual we talked once idk???) 

I was tagged by the incomparable @galacticprideandprejudice. Thank you! 

I did this recently on my main blog but my answers are *somewhat* different for this one, so… here goes.

Rules: Answer 30 questions and tag 20 people.

Nickname(s): Jeeno. Jenn.

Gender: Female

Sign: Libra

Height: 5′4″

Time: 6:33pm

Birthday: October 19

Favorite Bands: Wilco, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Simon & Garfunkel, Radiohead, Talking Heads, others

Solo Artists: John Denver, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, others

Song stuck in my head: The Star Wars theme as sung acapella by Jimmy Fallon and the Roots and the TFA cast bc that clip was on my dash again and of course it’s stuck in my head

Last show I watched: Happy Valley (which is fucking INCREDIBLE btw)

When did I create this blog: The evening of December 14, immediately after seeing TLJ. My dash is… well, let’s just say it’s not always terribly supportive of Reylo, and I felt creating a side-blog was the least stressful way to go about my current mania.

What do I post: pretty Reylo art and fic that other, talented people make. Mediocre Reylo fanfic that I make.

What did I last google: our favorite local restaurant to see if it’s open this week (NARRATOR: it isn’t open this week)(stupid college towns are stupid)

Other blogs: I have about a half dozen sideblogs and one main blog

Do I get asks: Sometimes

Why did I choose this URL: Because I wanted to pick something that sounded as emo and drama-llama as the Skywalkers themselves. Anything with the word “whispers” in it gets the job done, I think.

Following: many hundreds – though I think a bunch are inactive

Followers: given that this blog is only two weeks old, way more than I expected

Average hours of sleep: 7ish? idk

Lucky number: 052308

Instrument: I used to play the violin very well but it’s been a very long time since i’ve played regularly

What am I wearing: jeans, t-shirt, cardigan, TARDIS slippers

Dream job: my current job i think

Favorite Food: chocolate. also all the other foods.

Last book I read: We listened to “Ahsoka” with our daughter on our long car trip to and from Christmas. Do audiobooks count?

3 favorite fandoms: Star Wars, Game of Thrones/ASOIAF, Doctor Who

I’m not certain who’s done this or not already but please feel free to do it if you want! And tag me so I can be sure to see your responses!