Many a Mile to Freedom

2009 March 4
tags: , ,
by Hedon

As usual, I was hanging out over at The Daily Rant and thought Salena had a great MeMe going on over there. Naturally I had to steal it. :) Some of these answers are downright creepy and let me say right now that — although I was fully prepared to do so before I started — I didn’t even cheat. Well except to skip all the “Chapter 3, Part 5, Atlas Shrugged” crap which I felt was fully in keeping with the spirit of the thing even if it was technically cheating. Give it a try and let us and Salena know what you come up with.


* Put your iPod or mp3 player on SHUFFLE.
* For each question, press the next button to get your answer (no cheating!!).
* You must write down song/artist even if it doesn’t make sense.
* Include any comments in parenthesis.
* Post the list on your blog with #25 as your blog post title.
* Tag people in other blogs. (I’m not tagging anyone, but please feel free to do your list here in comment or on your own blog. Just let me know about it so I can come read!)

1. What do your friends say about you?
“Stupid Girls” from Pink’s “I’m Not Dead” (suck it, losers, you’re supposed to be my friends)

2. How would your coworkers describe you?
“Nobody’s Angel” from Nanci Griffith’s “Flyer” (what is up with you people, anyway?)

3. How would you describe yourself?
“Shopping for Love” from the excellent cd “Hot Flash” by Saffire – the Uppity Blues Women. (and sooo not true)

4. What do you like in a romantic partner?
“April Come She Will” from Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence” ( … snort … lol … )

5. How do you feel today?
“Up Around the Bend” from CCR’s “Chronicle, Volume 1″ (I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not)

6. What is your life’s purpose?
“One Toke Over the Line” from “The Best of Brewer & Shipley” (I don’t know that I would call it my life’s purpose…. I think that it’s more like a side-quest… )

7. What is your motto?
“All Roads to the River” from Janis Ian’s “Breaking Silence”  (darn right)

8. What do you think about the most?
“Am I the Only One” from Dixie Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces”  (seriously… am I?)

9. What are you going to do on your next vacation?
“Crazy Love” by Poco on the cd “Legend”  (heh heh heh)

10. What do you think of your first love/date?
“I Curse You Mister” by Brenda Russell from the soundtrack to “The Color Purple, A Musical”  (just that one guy not all men so don’t be starting up with the ‘lesbians=men haters’ crap… besides the iPod said it not me)

11. What is your life story?
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor on “Hits of the 70s”  (OMG and I’m not even cheating)

12. What did you do yesterday?
“Whip It” by Devo.  (Good grief. I don’t even know what to say to that one)

13. What do you think of when you see the person you like/love?
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” from “The Best of Roberta Flack”  (ok… so maybe it wasn’t the first time I saw her face, but I did work my way around to believing that the sun rose in her eyes…)

14. What describes your wedding?
“Never Been Gone” from “Carly Simon’s Greatest Hits Live”

15. What will they play at your funeral?
“Down to One” from Melissa Etheridge’s “Skin”

16. What is your obsession?
“Eleanor Rigby” from “Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits” (Don’t tell Stace)

17. What is your biggest fear?
“Flamin’ Mamie” from “Queen of the Blues” by Koko Taylor (that Mamie is a scary scary woman)

18. What is your biggest secret?
“I Feel Lucky” by Mary Chapin Carpenter from “Come On, Come On” (Ok, that’s actually true)

19. What is your biggest turn-on?
“Power to the Meek” from the Eurythmics’ “Peace” cd (those meek are HOT!)

20. How do you describe your friends?
“Watch Your Step Polka” by k d lang from “Angel With a Lariat”

21. What would you do with a million dollars?
“Cold Beer and Remote Control” by the Indigo Girls from their superb cd “Come On Now Social” (seriously likely if it were “Diet Coke and Remote Control”)

22. What is your opinion of sex?
“Mama Told Me” by the amazing Etta James on her cd “Come a Little Closer” (Mama didn’t have a clue what she was talking about… I’m just saying)

23. What is your biggest regret?
“You’re Driving Me Crazy” from “Fine and Mellow” by Billie Holiday

24. What would you rather be doing right now?
“The Jellicle Ball” from “Cats” (you all know how much I enjoy dressing up and prancing around)

25. What will you post this list as?
“Many a Mile to Freedom” by Joan Baez from “Blowin’ Away”

5 Responses
  1. 2009 March 4

    This is freakin’ great!!! Isn’t it a fun meme? You have such great answers. And you listen to some great music too. Etta James? Awesome. Billie Holiday? Awesome. And I also liked seeing Pink, Dixie Chicks, Brenda Russell, Gloria Gaynor, Indigo Girls, Melissa Ethridge and even show tunes!!! You totally rock.

    Technically, I “cheated” a little too, because I have Bob Marley (the comedian) on my iPod and also Italian For Dummies. Some of the Bob Marley skit titles were hysterical answers, but I’m sure “Chapter 17, Shopping for a suit” from the Italian for Dummies book wouldn’t have been all that interesting.

    Thanks for participating! Fun read.

  2. 2009 March 4

    Hey Salena!

    It is a very fun MeMe! I was thinking about doing it again tomorrow. Thanks! :)

    Oh man, I love Etta James! What a voice on that woman. Also love the Indigo Girls. They are probably my all-time favorite group. Up until about a year ago I had literally everything they had ever produced that you could purchase from any source, but I may be behind right now. We saw them live years ago in Springfield in a little tiny theatre. It was awesome.

    I was kinda bummed that no Bonnie Raitt showed up. I have a TON of Bonnie and think she’s too cool. Stace and I tend to call her “Adult Music” cause she sings about things that never mattered to me until I grew up. If I had discovered her in my twenties, I’m not sure I would have loved her as much as I do today.

    If you like Etta, you might like this one cd we got once by chance. It’s called “Blues in the Night.” It’s a cast recording of a Broadway Show by the same title. I can’t remember her name right now, but there is this woman that sings on it… her voice can literally bring tears to my eyes. It is so perfect even when she’s belting it out. I have looked for years for more stuff by her but never found anything else. Oh wait… I believe her name is Carol Woods, but I would have to be home to check the cd case to be sure.

    So can we do the whole thing again? I want to see what happens. What if we did the whole thing again but you added five questions and I added five questions? Then it would be kinda new and exciting, right? :)

  3. 2009 March 4


    I just went to Wikipedia and searched Carol Woods again and she’s making a new recording of “Blues in the Night” that will be for sale soon!

    I’m giddy with excitement!

  4. 2009 March 5

    Aretha Frankln did an “Eleanor Rigby”???? I need to hear this!

    That was really pretty eerie how some of those answers popped up perfectly – with you not cheating and all…

    I can’t do this one. I have neither iPod nor MP3. My best bet would be to spin the radio dial.

  5. 2009 March 5


    Aretha’s ER is quite a bit different from the original as I recall. It’s a good one, though.

    I KNOW on the eerie answers! Wild, huh? Don’t get me wrong I had fully intended to cheat if the answers were stupid but didn’t end up needing to do it at all.

    Course Stace pointed out that I have over 4,000 songs on the iPod so while it may seem that “the perfect song” popped up there were likely dozens of other songs that would have seemed just as perfect. That’s a good point, too.

Comments are closed.