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Things are insanely busy, but as you can see from the fact that I'm still posting, I do have a little free time. Rest assured, I will help Ala get things taken care of if it's the last thing I do - which is a distinct possibility, but what's a little deeath among friends? (Seriously - I hired zengeneral last week and already he thinks I'm trying to kill him.)
istari_ala: If mail and other venues don't work for you (let's try those first), we can do this by telephone. I'll call you. Contact me privately with a weekday time and a phone number where I can reach you from the office. Also, please check your e-mail.


Name That Song

Seen in the LiveJournals of thanatos_kalos, diannelamerc, and many others - and may I say, I am hugely impressed and a little intimidated by some of your lyrics recognition skills?

I've done my best to make most of these reasonably non-trivial but not too obscure.
Please do let me know how I did, in your opinion.

Notes:
- Google be cheating.
- It's most fun if you ignore the other comments and answer for yourself. I'll credit all right answers, not just the first poster (unless you peek).
- Don't worry if you can't get more than 5 or 10; I have eclectic tastes, and FWIW there are a couple of people from whose lists I couldn't guess even one song.
- Yes, there is a bit of a free-association chain (see whether you can pick it up as you get titles, in order; the sequential associations can also serve as clues). #20 is my theme song. :-D
- The somewhat downer theme is an artifact of what numerical analysts would call the "initial conditions" cf. the Yale Shooting Problem. Thanks to kaladhwen (and no peeking at your own community where I posted lyrics to many of these!)


  • 1. And if you live by the rules of `it's over' then I guess that that makes sense

  • 2. I can't believe it, now she's knitting him a sweater

  • 3. 'Cause I am hanging on every word you say, and even if you don't want to speak tonight, that's all right, all right with me

  • 4. My greatest fear will be that you will crash and burn

  • 5. I'll lick the blood right off your street

  • 6. Last day of the rest of my life

  • 7. There's just too much that time cannot erase

  • 8. You can feel the faith it's shaking, you can hear the heart, it's breaking now

  • 9. Just one more kiss she'll have to miss this night with you

  • 10. I would not have chosen the road you have taken, it has left us miles apart

  • 11. I know every comma, every question mark, I don't have to look

  • 12. You see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated

  • 13. We still break each other's hearts sometimes, spend some nights on the jagged line

  • 14. I want to be the first to tell ya, here we say Rodéo, not Rodeeo

  • 15. I grieve my condition, for I cannot find the words to say I need you so
  • [Edit: thanks to huginn for the correction ("words", not "strength")]
  • 16. I am taken to a place where your crystal mind and magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine

  • 17. Once the memories start to flow, I can't stop with just one sip

  • 18. E girera, e girera, si girera il cuore mio / Girera il mondo girera, la mia vita / E un giorno lui si, si capira

  • 19. Please come now, I think I'm falling / I'm holding on to all I think is safe

  • 20. And it really doesn't matter if we don't eat, and it really doesn't matter if we never sleep




Name That TV Theme "Song"

This variation was invented (naturally) by tv_elf.
An idea from her: You can get shunned by Banazir if you miss #10. Special Shunning offer valid only in the USA.


  • 1. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have...

  • 2. Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand

  • 3. We share it all as life goes on (hint: it's not that Beatles song, "Obla-di Obla-da")

  • 4. Take me to the future of your world

  • 5. A comet ride of fantasy / To a place where dreams are fast and free / With new friends and new things to see / We'll spin you through the galaxy

  • 6. Science is over - class dismissed

  • 7. When you're lost out there and you're all alone / A light is waiting to carry you home

  • 8. It became something else: our last, best hope... for victory.

  • 9. You might be a star tonight, so let that camera roll

  • 10. It's been a long time, but my time is finally near





In other news: Bird bird BIRD! Damn you, flying food!</b>

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Banazir

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masteralida
May. 15th, 2004 05:44 am (UTC)
Eep - you're gonna shun me!

I get 1 and 2 (of course I get 2 *G*) in the tv meme, but... um... wow. I suck at this :)
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
Hrm, it's not as hard as you think
I'll bet you've seen most of the shows in the TV meme.
Hint: half of them are SF.

As for #10 - I'm surprised, masteralida!
Whaddaya say, miajesbar?
Shun or don't shun? >;-)

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Banazir
Re: Hrm, it's not as hard as you think - miajesbar - May. 15th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Shunning - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Shunning - miajesbar - May. 16th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC) - Expand
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banazir
May. 15th, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)
Hmm
I think you could get 7, 13, and 15, maybe 1, from the first list.

From the second list, you should be able to get 4, and as a hint, 8 is not a song.

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Banazir
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HmmBOP - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Duncan MacLeod, yee - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Hrm... wlokaz - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
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thanatos_kalos
May. 15th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
1. And if you live by the rules of `it's over' then I guess that that makes sense

Dido, White Flag

10. I would not have chosen the road you have taken, it has left us miles apart

Somewhere in my broken heart, Billy Dean

12. You see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated

Complicated, Avril Lavigne

14. I want to be the first to tell ya, here we say Rodéo, not Rodeeo

You're not in Kansas anymore, Jo Dee Messina

17. Once the memories start to flow, I can't stop with just one sip

Thinkin Problem, David Ball

for the tv themes....

1 Facts of Life
2, Firefly
7. it's a sitcom...I see a car driving...um...Full House?
8 B5
10 Enterprise
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC)
She was country when country was still cool
Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a country listener!

[1] Dido, White Flag
[10] Somewhere in my broken heart, Billy Dean
[12] Complicated, Avril Lavigne
[15] You're not in Kansas anymore, Jo Dee Messina
[17] Once the memories start to flow, I can't stop with just one sip

I am duly impressed on #15! Wow.
(NB to students: troll that I am, I have to include any possible put-down of Wichita.)
I think you got all the country ones except for #9 and the crossovers (#8, #13).

for the tv themes....

1 Facts of Life
2, Firefly
7. it's a sitcom...I see a car driving...um...Full House?
8 B5
10 Enterprise

Ding ding ding!
All correct!

5 out of 10 is quite good.
Have some CHOKLIT!

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Banazir

CHOKLIT et Circenses - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 01:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: CHOKLIT et Circenses - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: CHOKLIT et Circenses - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: CHOKLIT et Circenses - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: CHOKLIT et Circenses - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: CHOKLIT et Circenses - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
MC^2 - awesome! - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 09:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: MC^2 - awesome! - thanatos_kalos - May. 16th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: CHOKLIT et Circenses - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
Safari and Yahoo! Launch - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Safari and Yahoo! Launch - thanatos_kalos - May. 16th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC) - Expand
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consilience
May. 15th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)
'Cause I am hanging on every word you say, and even if you don't want to speak tonight, that's all right, all right with me

This sounds like a Lifehouse song but I can't pinpoint which one.

A lot of the other lyrics sound so familiar but I can't quite place them.
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
Lifehouse
'Cause I am hanging on every word you say, and even if you don't want to speak tonight, that's all right, all right with me
This sounds like a Lifehouse song but I can't pinpoint which one.
It is a Lifehouse song, and the title is in the next stanza.

A lot of the other lyrics sound so familiar but I can't quite place them.
I rather like Lifehouse, Matchbox 20, and R.E.M., but some of those lyrics (the ones I know) are very obvious.
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Banazir
phawkwood
May. 15th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
Lol the only one I got out of all of them was #2 in the TV meme (I mean DUH!). Guess I'm not up on my current music, and didn't spend any where near as much time as I thought I did in front of the tube.

Let the shunning begin :-D
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC)
Nah, I wouldn't shun you
Lol the only one I got out of all of them was #2 in the TV meme (I mean DUH!). Guess I'm not up on my current music, and didn't spend any where near as much time as I thought I did in front of the tube.
Either you're an oldies kinda guy, or I'm too pop.
I couldn't get any of yours, either - would like to see your TV meme, though; I'll bet I could get at least one of those. ;-D

Let the shunning begin :-D
Man, if it were anybody else... missing #10 would earn you a thwapping. But since you're such a great promoter of Firefly, miajesbar and I will let it slide. :-D

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Banazir
effort to regain a thawp - phawkwood - May. 15th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Magical Ms. Mephistopheles - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Magical Ms. Mephistopheles - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Magical Ms. Mephistopheles - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Magical Ms. Mephistopheles - thanatos_kalos - May. 16th, 2004 08:13 am (UTC) - Expand
Listening to Spike - banazir - May. 20th, 2004 01:27 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: effort to regain a thawp - masteralida - May. 15th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: effort to regain a thawp - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: effort to regain a thawp - miajesbar - May. 15th, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: effort to regain a thawp - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
Enterprise proselytization - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Enterprise proselytization - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Enterprise proselytization - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Enterprise proselytization - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Enterprise proselytization - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Enterprise proselytization - thanatos_kalos - May. 15th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
BtVS, West Wing, Third Watch, Law and Order - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Enterprise proselytization - masteralida - May. 17th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: effort to regain a thawp - miajesbar - May. 16th, 2004 12:17 am (UTC) - Expand
Belgian CHOKLIT - banazir - May. 16th, 2004 02:30 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Belgian CHOKLIT - miajesbar - May. 16th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
Pay attention! - banazir - May. 16th, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
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borgseawolf
May. 15th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)
What's all this??
Do you want me to make one with all japanese lyrics? Eh? Eh?
Not only did I not get anything, but I haven't even heard of all these songs others have guessed. Well, except for Dido.
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC)
Re: What's all this??
Do you want me to make one with all japanese lyrics? Eh? Eh?
I might surprise you, if Shinobu Nakayama is one of your idols of choice. Why don't you start with a "How Onyanko are you" quiz?
(NB, how, not which.)

Not only did I not get anything, but I haven't even heard of all these songs others have guessed. Well, except for Dido.
LOL, no big deal, I'm sure I couldn't get anything but Beatles lyrics from the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Banazir
Re: What's all this?? - borgseawolf - May. 15th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
First reply got lost somewhere... - borgseawolf - May. 15th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
Young 'uns in the anime archives - banazir - May. 15th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
huginn
May. 15th, 2004 09:11 am (UTC)
15. I grieve my condition, for I cannot find the strength to say I need you so

"I Love You" by Sarah McLaughlin is really close. The only difference is she uses the word "words" instead of "strength."

20. And it really doesn't matter if we don't eat, and it really doesn't matter if we never sleep

"So Young" by the Corrs
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
Hobbit sacrilege
15. I grieve my condition, for I cannot find the strength to say I need you so
"I Love You" by Sarah McLaughlin is really close. The only difference is she uses the word "words" instead of "strength."
Ack, I mistyped. Thanks!
And yes, it is "I Love You" by Sarah McLachlan.

20. And it really doesn't matter if we don't eat, and it really doesn't matter if we never sleep
"So Young" by the Corrs
Yep. Pure hobbit sacrilege, but then, I'm a sacreligious kinda guy.

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Banazir
ladycalliope
May. 15th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
Get on board!
TV #5 - The Great Space Coaster
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC)
You got it!
TV #5 - The Great Space Coaster
Yay!

Hey, any children's TV show featuring a clown-nosed giant muppetish guy with the One Ring has gotta be OK in my book.

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Banazir
tv_elf
May. 15th, 2004 11:17 am (UTC)
1) Facts of Life
2) Firefly
3) Empty Nest
4) Highlander?
7) Full House
8) B5
10) Enterprise
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
W00t! TV Elf lives up to her name!
1) Facts of Life
2) Firefly
3) Empty Nest
4) Highlander?
7) Full House
8) B5
10) Enterprise

Awesome.
#4 is tricky, too - I had to cheatlook it up myself1 because it's a really mumbled Queen lyric. It's the last line sung in the end-of-show credits.

I have no rival
No man can be my equal
Take me to the future of your world


1 It's only cheating fro alla youse! ;-)
Besides, I already thought I knew what it was, I just wanted to confirm, which I did.


--
Banazir
twinbee
May. 15th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC)
i consider myself a bit of a music buff, so here goes...
# 1. And if you live by the rules of `it's over' then I guess that that makes sense
I think that is Dido, but I dont know the name of the song. the very popular one
# 2. I can't believe it, now she's knitting him a sweater
Weird Al Yankovic-My Baby's in Love with Eddie Vedder
# 3. 'Cause I am hanging on every word you say, and even if you don't want to speak tonight, that's all right, all right with me
O
# 4. My greatest fear will be that you will crash and burn
O
# 5. I'll lick the blood right off your street
I've heard the song, but no idea of the artist or the song title. "my hearts on overdrive??"
# 6. Last day of the rest of my life
POD-Youth of a Nation. I really hate this song
# 7. There's just too much that time cannot erase
Evanesce--some other song i hate
# 8. You can feel the faith it's shaking, you can hear the heart, it's breaking now
O
# 9. Just one more kiss she'll have to miss this night with you
Meat Loaf-One more kiss
# 10. I would not have chosen the road you have taken, it has left us miles apart
O
# 11. I know every comma, every question mark, I don't have to look
O
# 12. You see the way you're acting like you're somebody else gets me frustrated
Avril Lavigne (p?)-So Complicated
# 13. We still break each other's hearts sometimes, spend some nights on the jagged line
O
# 14. I want to be the first to tell ya, here we say Rodéo, not Rodeeo
O
# 15. I grieve my condition, for I cannot find the strength to say I need you so
Sara McLaughlin-I love You
# 16. I am taken to a place where your crystal mind and magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine
savage garden-I want you (I dont know if i need you)
# 17. Once the memories start to flow, I can't stop with just one sip
O
# 18. E girera, e girera, si girera il cuore mio / Girera il mondo girera, la mia vita / E un giorno lui si, si capira
Hrmm, probably josh groban. my family all say that I look just like him. Must be the italian.
# 19. Please come now, I think I'm falling / I'm holding on to all I think is safe
I think its Creed. I also don't like them much :P
# 20. And it really doesn't matter if we don't eat, and it really doesn't matter if we never sleep
O

please score it for me :D
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: i consider myself a bit of a music buff, so here goes...
please score it for me :D
OK, 2 points each, one for title, one for exact artist/band name.

Artist correct: 1, 2, 6, 7 (misspelled Evanescence, but OK), 12, 15 (misspelled Sarah McLachlan), 16, 18, 19
Song correct: 2, 5 ("Overdrive"), 6 ("Youth of The Nation"), 12 ("Complicated"), 15, 16

Total: 9 + 6 == 15 out of 40, quite good

#9 - nope; you might not have heard it before

#18 -
Hrmm, probably josh groban. my family all say that I look just like him. Must be the italian.
Hrm, there is a slight resemblance. I think your hair is way different, and you are a bit broader of build.

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Banazir
finabair
May. 15th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
OK, without looking at what others've said
Amy and I are working together, here, because we're both challenged, sometimes. Also, you didn't say that was cheating. :-P So many of these are so familiar, but I still have few clues.

2. Weird Al - "My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vetter"
16. "I Want You"? - Savage Garden (My clearest impression of the song involves "chicken cherry cola")


-------------- TV ----------------

6. Is that Misfits of Science? It's been so long. I must watch that again soon, whether that's a lyric from MoS or not.

8. Babylon 5?

10. Enterprise?
deire
May. 15th, 2004 01:02 pm (UTC)
Re: OK, without looking at what others've said
I think Roxette for 16.
masteralida
May. 15th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
*drops head in shame* How did I miss the Weird Al reference?
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC)
My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder
*drops head in shame*
How did I miss the Weird Al reference?

Aww, it's OK, [Unknown LJ tag], we still wuv you!

I love this song, though... :-D
*teunce teunce*

Now, every time I see him, well, he looks so grim
I guess it really must suck to be a rock star like him
What a pain in the butt to have so much success
Spending all his time moping and avoiding the press
But my girl can't get enough of his sullen demeanor
Like he's some big tortured genius and I'm some kinda wiener

Well, my baby's in love with Eddie Vedder
She's got a thing for that Eddie Vedder
Tell me, what can he do that I can't do better
Now my baby's in love with
I said I said I said my baby's in love with Eddie Vedder

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Banazir
Re: My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder - masteralida - May. 16th, 2004 06:04 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder - banazir - May. 16th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
dakotamidnight
May. 15th, 2004 03:52 pm (UTC)
1. dido- white flag
3. dunno but i like the words
7. sarah mclaughlan but i can't remember the title...which sucks because i can't find my cd of hers either lol
12. avril lavigne - complicated
16. savage garden - chica cherry cola?

tv
7. full house
9. america's funniest video's?


could a full list of answers be posted eventually? I'd like to see what some of those are lol.
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
Nice
1. dido- white flag
Yep!

3. dunno but i like the words
:nod:

7. sarah mclaughlan but i can't remember the title...which sucks because i can't find my cd of hers either lol
:nod: Sarah McLachlan it is, and I have the CD right here on my desk. Do you know which one it is?

12. avril lavigne - complicated
Yep!

16. savage garden - chica cherry cola?
The band name is right; the song IS the "Cherry Coke song", aka "I Want You".

Nice!

tv
7. full house
9. america's funniest video's?

Both correct.

could a full list of answers be posted eventually?
I'd like to see what some of those are lol.

Sure - I've already written it.
Hints first, today.

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Banazir
miajesbar
May. 15th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
ooh!

3. 'Cause I am hanging on every word you say, and even if you don't want to speak tonight, that's all right, all right with me

Lifehouse. I want to say it's the song Breathing...is that track 6? Or am I totally nuts? But I know for sure it's Lifehouse.
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yep!
Lifehouse. I want to say it's the song Breathing
You are correct, Wee Gril!

Got any others (without Googling/peeking)?

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Banazir
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miajesbar
May. 15th, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I should read the whole post before I comment, shouldn't I...

10. It's been a long time, but my time is finally near

Enterprise! Did you bold that for a reason?
banazir
May. 15th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
LOL!
*sigh* I should read the whole post before I comment, shouldn't I...
LOL, don't worry, I do that all the time, too.
Clone.

10. It's been a long time, but my time is finally near
Enterprise! Did you bold that for a reason?
LOL, read the post... "An idea from [[Unknown LJ tag]]: You can get shunned by Banazir if you miss #10. Special Shunning offer valid only in the USA."

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Banazir
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