30-Day Song Challenge
As these things are usually phishing tools that trick people into giving up personal information, I usually avoid them like the plague. But I love music, so I'm going to answer this challenge, although anything that asks personal information I'll probably lie on, just to play it safe.
I'm sure you've seen this floating around out there. Below are my answers. (And yes, there are two Chumbawamba songs on my list, and no, neither of them are Tubthumping, so there's that.)
Day 1 - A song you like with a color in the title.
Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones
Day 2 - A song you like with a number in the title.
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
Day 3 - A song that reminds you of summertime.
Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
Day 4 - A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget.
Joyride by Roxette
Day 5 - A song that needs to be played loud.
Ugh! Your Ugly Houses by Chumbawamba
Day 6 - A song that makes you want to dance.
Pump It by The Black Eyed Peas
Day 7 - A song to drive to.
Fools by Wild Child
Day 8 - A song about drugs or alcohol.
Alcohol by Barenaked Ladies
Day 9 - A song that makes you happy.
Shiny Happy People by R.E.M.
Day 10 - A song that makes you sad.
Dear God by XTC
Day 11 - A song you never get tired of.
Step Right Up by Tom Waits
Day 12 - A song from your preteen years.
Every Breath You Take by The Police
Day 13 - A song you like from the 70s.
Life on Mars? by David Bowie
Day 14 - A song you'd love to be played at your wedding.
If I Could Write a Book by Harry Connick, Jr.
Day 15 - A song you like that's a cover by another artist.
Swanee River by Hugh Laurie
Day 16 - A song that's a classic favorite.
Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
Day 17 - A song that you'd sing a duet with someone on karaoke.
Tonight You Belong to Me by Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters
Day 18 - A song from the year you were born. (Nice try, phishers!)
Using You by Mars Argo
Day 19 - A song that makes you think about life.
Believe by K's Choice
Day 20 - A song that has many meanings to you.
Well Well (Home Is Where the Heartbreak Is) by Mary's Danish
Day 21 - A song you like with a person's name in the title.
Honeybee by Steam Powered Giraffe
Day 22 - A song that moves you forward.
Holes by Passenger
Day 23 - A song you think everybody should listen to.
Knights of Shame by Awolnation
Day 24 - A song by a band you wish were still together.
The Stairs by INXS
Day 25 - A song you like by an artist no longer living.
Housequake by Prince
Day 26 - A song that makes you want to fall in love.
You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
Day 27 - A song that breaks your heart.
How by Regina Spektor
Day 28 - A song by an artist whose voice you love.
I Can See Clearly Now by Hothouse Flowers
Day 29 - A song you remember from your childhood.
Dare to Be Stupid by Weird Al Yankovic
Day 30 - A song that reminds you of yourself.
We Don't Go To God's House Anymore by Chumbawamba
There you have it. I'm sure this list would change if I did it all over again, but honestly I've already devoted enough time to it, so I'm posting and moving on.
Those Who Not That
I was flitting through Facebook recently and came upon a friend request from someone I don't know, and in determining that I didn't know them I saw a picture of a tattoo they have that said, "Not all that wander are lost."
I personally love this line. Not enough to get it permanently inked on my body but enough to take issue with it being misquoted. It's not a harsh misquote, mind you, but I think if you're going to quote someone it's wrong to paraphrase.
The original, from Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king
So this person simply replaced the words "those who" with "that" which, though it turns the person into an object in my mind, it does still work with modern incorrect grammar vernacular.
I just can't help but slip this person into the same group as the "No ragrets" guy or the "Never don't give up" fella.
I don't think I'll be accepting that friend request. It would be too hard for me not to ask if they "ragret" their misquoted quote.
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