Ready or not, here I come Cosmic Musicology Test!

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Steve’s still got one big ball!

Ok I am going to have to have words with Steve, because not only do I think he has a new site, but I think this is this weeks test. If not then oh well, I don’t remember these questions so I will do them anyway.

If you would like to join in, host or even make question suggestions please click HERE for all the information you will ever need.

A quick run down of the rules is as follows: 

For each test Steve (at the above link) will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Cosmic Musicology: …” and link back to the latest page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

This Weeks Questions and Answers

How was your day?Busy Guy by Hans Zimmerman, The Holiday Soundtrack – I had a quick look there and thankfully all my lady bits are in order, so now we have established that I am not a guy, I can confirm that I was indeed busy today. My boss is off at the minute, so I am trying to get some of the lengthier tasks done. I’ve worked at this one for about 3 days and I am almost done. A small sense of achievement…..I think so :)

What do you want to achieve this week?By your side by Lifehouse – I’ve decided I am never going to be by anyones side, apart from my friends and family that is. Love doesn’t exist, it just makes you embarrass yourself and happy endings are something you get for an extra five bucks at a massage parlour, or so I’ve been told.

Do you enjoy your job?Only if… by Enya – I was curious as to what the answer to this question would be. Pretty good really. I enjoy my job only if I can make cups of coffee, smile, laugh and hopefully make others smile and laugh. Only if I can go home at five o’clock preferably feeling like I have accomplished something. Only if they keep paying my wages, in exchange for my promise to work as hard as I can. Only if I can cherish the two days of my weekend before I go back on a Monday and only if people promise not to ask me how my weekend was if I have a face like a bulldog sucking a wasp as that usually means it didn’t go so well. Only if I still have a job to enjoy……….

What does the Comic Musicology Test say about you….only one way you’ll find out…..get on it like a car bonnet!

P.s Steve, thanks to one of your posts I purchased Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear, I’m loving the song Fair Game, although it has not yet trumped Hunger of the Pine (Alt-J)for most listened to.

Cosmic Musicology Test – Hooray Hooray

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One of Steve’s Golden Balls!

I stole Steve’s big golden ball, rolling it down the road was a bit of a nightmare, but I made it home and I don’t think anyone saw me. It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes him to notice. This can only mean one thing, yes indeed, it’s a new edition of his Cosmic Musicology Test. 

A refresher of the rules:

For each test Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Cosmic Musicology Test: …” and link back to this test’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the archives or click on “Cosmic Musicology” in the category cloud on this page to see all previous tests.

Any suggestions for future questions will be welcomed by Steve!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions, to host your own or just general feedback go to Cosmic Musicology Test.

This weeks questions: (oh and my answers): 

1. Christmas or New Year?Angel sung by Andrea Begley – That’s got to be Christmas then, because that is what Angels remind me of. New Year is more of an angle, as in the angles you have to get yourself into to either receive or duck the New Year advances of the drunk men wearing beer goggles!

2. Halloween or Fireworks Night?Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce – I don’t really get the difference between these two. I guess here Fireworks night is not such a big deal and both are really just an excuse to get your bangers out…..or is it sparklers. Regardless, I’m picking Halloween, a party in full blast, this song at full volume, and some random drunk in the corner snoggin a pumpkin, what could be better…Just for clarification I have no experience of this, honest!

3. Summer or Winter? – Paradise by Coldplay – The name of the song would suggest it would be summer right? Long sandy beaches, clear blue seas and plenty of sunshine. For me paradise is a cold night where you are warm inside and can hear the rain and wind batter the windows. All snug and wrapped up, cup of coffee in hand and a good DVD to watch. One condition tho, there must be no ice or snow to be seen :)

Now it’s up to you, if you too would like a shot at Steve’s golden ball, feel free to add your own answers into the mix. You can find all the information you require HERE!

 

Cosmic Musicology Test: This or that….

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Wow, that’s so cosmic man!

It’s wake up week for super Steve’s Cosmic Musicology Test, woohoo and this week as an additional bonus he is offering anyone who is interested a chance to host the quiz for a week. I’m all for that…note to self, remember to tell him. Please remember if you are completing the quiz you must link back to Steve’s original post, which for this week, you can find HERE! This is his quiz, not mine.

A quick reminder of the rules:

For each test Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Cosmic Musicology Test: …” and link back to the post for that week (as above).

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the archives or click on “Cosmic Musicology” in the category cloud on Steve’s page to see all previous tests.

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions, to host your own or just general feedback go to Cosmic Musicology Test.

This weeks questions and my answers:

1. Beer or wine?(Interlude 3) by Alt-J – Some people may indeed use an interlude to peel themselves off the sofa and head to the fridge for more beer or wine. Me, well I’m pretty much a non drinker, but I’ll have that bag of nibbles you have in your other hand :)

2. Sweet or Savoury?Freedom by Paloma Faith – Oh I like this answer, doesn’t that pretty much give me carte blanche to stuff my fat little face with anything I damn well please. Sweet, savoury….ah just give me one of everything!

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3. Morning or evening?Storms in Africa by Enya – Who cares ffs, we’re talking storms in Africa, anytime would be a good time, nuff said!

If you would like to give this quiz a try for yourself, click on the ink and follow the yellow brick road, or the trail of crumbs I left behind……….

CMT – If you’re happy and you know it!

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All I actually want to do is sit and write a huge rant about work, but I have decided that’s not a good idea for the following reasons:

  • Nothing is going to change, I still have to go back tomorrow.
  • My boss might read it at sometime if someone lets slip this is my blog.
  • If I spontaneously combust in the middle of the night I would hate for people to remember me as the bitter bitch whose last post ever was rant about her place of employment.

I decided I would do the Cosmic Musicology Test instead, because I have missed Steve and his weird mind bending via music ways.

For those who are unsure how this works, here is a little refresher of the rules as laid out by Captain Cosmic himself.

For each test Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Cosmic Musicology Test: …” and link back to this test’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the archives or click on “Cosmic Musicology” in the category cloud on this page to see all previous tests.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions, to host your own or just general feedback go to Cosmic Musicology Test.

This weeks questions: 

What makes me laugh?Roseta Stoned by Tool – I’ve never been stoned as in, hey am I the only person can see those pixies in the forest kinda stoned, and I am pretty sure I don’t ever want to experience the, holy feck is that a brick heading for my specs kinda stoned. So I will have to say Shady introduced me to the band Tool, and sometimes he can be a tool, which makes me laugh. See how it all works out in the end.

What makes me cry? – Freedom by the Housemartins  – The thought of freedom does actually make me shed a tear, freedom from a lot of things, but currently about running for the hills and not stopping.

What makes me mad? – Fragile – Frankie & The Heartstrings – Lately with my head all over the place, my feelings of fragility have actually made me feel mad. At the minute it seems like nothing is certain and nothing is stable. I want to go back to the sure footed mountain goat days of my youth.

Over to you, what answers will Captain Cosmic squeeze out of you?

Cosmic Musicology Test – Well, What Do Ya Know

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Spaceman Steve on the Decks!

He was gone, but never forgotten, and now he’s back with the re branded Cosmic Musicology Test! I mean what’s not to love, good tunes and wacky predictions, where else would you get it!! Welcome back Steve :)

Here’s a reminder how it works:

Each week Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Cosmic Musicology Test – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the archives or click on “Cosmic Musicology” in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Cosmic Musicology Test.

Here are this weeks questions and my answers:

I Know I Can – Self Esteem by The Offspring – F@&k! Of all the answers there are in the world, this new test would have to pick that! Self esteem is one of the things I don’t have in abundance and at the age I am now I had pretty much given up hope of ever having any! Perhaps my new job and no longer dressing like a tomboy are the things that are going to define me!

I Know I Can’t – The Bones of You by Elbow – I know I can’t jump the bones of you until I get some self esteem perhaps? I reside in a vicious circle! :)

I Know I Might Be Able To? – Nightmares on Wax – Les Nuits – Steve, you broke the quiz, I’m speechless and we all know that’s a first for this challenge. Ok here we go, I want to go to Madame Tussauds the Wax Museum, I’ve said it for a while. When I go I’ll take my low self esteem while dressed in my new girl clothes and try to jump the bones of the waxwork of Orlando Bloom dressed as Legolas from Lord of the Rings, probably getting arrested in the process. Now if that doesn’t give you nightmares nothing will!

Steve’s Music Mix: Fashion Victim

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‘The Main Man’

It’s that time of the week again Eejits. Time for Steve’s Magical Mystic Music Quiz! Let me refresh you on the rules:

Each week Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Steve’s Music Mix – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the Archives or click on the “Music Mix” category in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Steve’s Music Mix.

The Questions

This week’s questions have been provided by my favourite person who is Not A Punk Rocker Sheena. Let’s give it a whirl;

How do I look today? – Search and Destroy – Skunk Anansie (The Sucker Punch Soundtrack) – Believe me there are many days when if you were to get in my way that I would have a face like either a bulldog sucking a wasp, or one that actually could seek you out to destroy. It’s called hormones, deal with it! This is actually quite a good rage song too, rather conducive to machete wielding, not that I ever would of course. *Smiles sweetly and polishes halo!*

What should I wear tonight? – Chocolate Girl – Deacon Blue – *falls off the chair laughing* All I could think of when this came up was a big lad saying to me after I had asked him what he wanted me to wear, “Chocolate Girl” with a big dirty wink. I must be getting old though because instead of thinking ok I’m all over that, or it’s all over me, or whatever, I’m thinking I just changed the bed clothes :)

What should I wear tomorrow? – Step Outside – The Housemartins – I do intend to step outside at some point tomorrow, mostly due to the fact that I have to go to work. However, despite the fact that neither I or apparently my Itunes have any idea what I will be wearing, I can assure you it will involve clothes!

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I actually just realised that I like this quiz for more than the fact that the musical mysterons who reside in the centre of my Itunes like to guide me, but also because I get to listen to great tunes I perhaps have not heard for a while.

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If you would like to try the music challenge for yourself, then you can find all the information for this week’s HERE!

 

Steve’s Music Mix – The Good Will Out…

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It’s been a while, but I am back to partake of the phenomenon that is Steve’s Music Mix!

For those who have not witnessed me partake before, here is a refresher of the rules:

Each week Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Steve’s Music Mix – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the Archives or click on the “Music Mix” category in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Steve’s Music Mix.

On to this weeks questions:

I am so bad at?

Intro – Alt J – Thats actually pretty accurate, I am bad at intro’s, especially personal introductions. I hate walking into a room full of strangers on my own and tend to get very tongue tied and embarrassed when meeting new people. When I get to know you though it’s a whole different kettle of fish!

I am so good at?

Fun and Games – Trevor Morris from The Tudors Soundtrack – That’s also spot on. I love fun and games especially with my two friends Udders and Monkey, we’re usually up to no good. I think though that since my injury and the way things are changing at home I am not as fun as I used to be, too much going on in the top box.

I want to be good at?

Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust – Owl City – I have, or had lots of dreams. Some of them I have given up on because sometimes life changes and it’s not always for the better. It would be nice to say we can put our dreams on hold, but sometimes we have to be realistic, time is after all marching on. I still dream that one day I will win the lottery, that one I am not letting go of!!

Check out this weeks post for some of the other great entries and if you’d like to join in you would be more than welcome. I promise Steve doesn’t bite!

Music is in the Air!

I love music. It fascinates me. There is nothing else that can alter and sway my emotions as effectively.

Even though I love Rock and Pop I always seem to lean towards the more morose side of music, or as my boss refers to it, ‘music to slit your wrists to’. I class it more as chilled out, the more haunting the melody the better.

I have no idea why it is that these songs have such an effect on me. It is what it is, and the heart loves what it wants. You instantly know when a song has captured your attention, because you stop at nothing until you find out the name of both the song and the singer.

It’s sad to think there are millions of songs out there that would entertain my ears yet I will never know about them. Most things I happen upon by chance. The kind of music I like is not exactly daytime radio material, more like late night alternative.

Soundtracks are also amazing and more often than not undiscovered by the general public. I have soundtracks for movies I have never seen, but they came up under the section ‘People who bought this also liked…’, sometimes it makes good suggestions.

I love that the power of music can transport you to somewhere else entirely. I have found myself on the train journey home, listening to a song while staring out a window down which the rain was pouring, creating my own video for the track playing at the time.

I’m going to put here a list of some of my favourites. I would class these as being melancholy, rather as seeing them as morose I view them as great melodies and tunes. If you listen to a couple and can think of something else you think I might like, then I will be most grateful if you share that thought! Some of these you might already have seen on my Music Bubble page, apologies for the crossover.

So in no particular order:

1. Lana Del Rey – Once Upon a Dream (From the forthcoming film Maleficent) 

2. Massive Attack – Teardrop

3. Elbow – Lippy Kids 

4. Brothers in Arms – Alex Cornish (Original artist Dire Straits)

5. Stem – DJ Shadow

6. Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla

7. Climbing up Iknimaya – James Horner from the Avatar Soundtrack

8. Strong – London Grammar

9. Any Other Name – Thomas Newman

10. The Execution Ballet – The Tudors Soundtrack (I have to thank NBI for reminding me of this one)

11. The Stars Shine in the Sky Tonight – The Eels

12. Sia – Lullaby 

There are of course many more, these are just some of the ones that play regularly on the Penguin Pod! Any suggestions gratefully received :)

Steve’s Music Mix – The Kipling Version

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For those of you still not familiar with the workings of Steve’s Music Mix, what on earth have you been up to and where have you been, we’re on week a million already…ffs!

If however you are interested, here is a refresher of the rules:

Each week Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post Steve’s Music Mix – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the Archives or click on the “Music Mix” category in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Steve’s Music Mix.

This Weeks Questions

1. If I ruled the World?Hurt U by Dusted – I wouldn’t want to hurt anyone. If I ruled the world I’d want to stop all the pain and fighting, a task which seems impossible. I would make people pay for their misdemeanors, but as it’s hard to imagine a world without crime I would have to devise a rather clever and flawless penal system. All I can think right now is, am I ever glad I don’t rule the world!!

2. If only I could? – Freshy by Will.I.am – I’d love to feel all freshy and alive every morning on waking up. Sadly for me it’s more like, WTF!? Shut that alarm clock up before it flies through the air to meet Mr Wall!

3. If I had a million dollars? Telephone and Rubber Band by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Whilst initially I looked at this and thought how random, for me it’s actually pretty spot on. I have a fetish for stationary and I love mobile phones, so were I to have a million dollars in my possession I might indeed buy a telephone and a rubber band. By the way if you have never heard of the band, well they are more of an orchestra, check them out. Brilliant easy listening!

 

Steve’s Music Mix – Me, Myself & I

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I missed last week, bad me! But in an effort to make amends I am doing the quiz on the day it is actually published, surely that has to win me some brownie points!

Rules Recap

Each week Steve will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Steve’s Music Mix – …” and link back to this week’s page. You can also find out all the gen by clicking the link!

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the Archives or click on the “Music Mix” category in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Steve’s Music Mix.

This Week’s Questions!

1. I feel Like? Hallucinations from the Tudors Soundtrack – I’m not actually sure I would like to experience Hallucinations, unless of course they were going to be much more exciting than real life. I suppose it would mean I always had someone to talk to though!

2. I want to? Satisfaction – Swedish House Mafia – Hmmm now that’s quite pertinent since Valentines Day has just passed. If I said that right now I can’t seem to get any satisfaction it would send your minds down the wrong path entirely so I’ll just skip on quickly! 

3. I need to? Thousand Crazy Nights – Go Music Go – Oh I could so do with a Thousand Crazy Nights out on the town to blow of the cobwebs and make me feel that there is more to life than work, cooking and cleaning. Anyone up for a huge WordPress Party?

Check out Steve’s page using the links for more information and to throw in your two pence worth if so inclined!