Music, Questions & Answers

Music questionnaire!

I’ve recently been active on 8tracks. This is a questionnaire I found there and I removed all superlatives for my convenience.

Q: What song is currently stuck in your head?

Yellow Flicker Beat. The chorus is quite catchy.

Q: What song cheers you up?

Around Us. There’s something special about the tune or the lyrics, or a mixture of both.

Q. What song describes you?

Honestly, I got nothing! Although I really wish I could say I am a Rock, because that would be so darn cool. But sadly I’m not a loner any more.

Q. What song brings back memories?

Brothers in Arms. Great memories and great song.

Q. What song gets on your nerves?

Emptiness. I keep hearing it everywhere so much that it’s not funny any more! People need to stop playing the same song over and over, or get earphones.

Q. If you can get any artist to personally perform a song for you, who and what song will it be?

I would feel very uncomfortable making some big artist perform something just for me.

Q. What song describes your current mood?

Chop Suey! In case you’re wondering what mood that is, I don’t know either. Exams are going on; what do you expect?

Q. What song’s live performance did you enjoy?

There are countless. Right now this performance of Sultans of Swing comes to mind.

Q. What song would you like to dedicate to your crush/lover?

Answer withheld.

Q. What song do you think is a lyrical masterpiece?

There are many. A good example would be The Boxer.

Such are promises; all lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest.

Q. What song best describes your past relationship(s)?

Erm… something like this instrumental version of Habanera.

Q. Suppose the world will end in few minutes. What song would you play?

The Sound of Silence. Too much of Simon & Garfunkel in this post? Well, they’re too awesome. I can’t think of a more apt song for the end of the world.

Q. Given the opportunity, what song would you broadcast into space (for aliens)?

Beethoven’s 5th. A classical piece because I feel they are more structured sound waves, and should be more attractive to an alien species. However, I agree with Stephen Hawking’s theory that trying to contact aliens might be too risky.

Q. What song scares you?

How to Disappear Completely. This song should scare anyone who has paid attention to the lyrics. It’s also strangely calming, making it even more scary.

Questions & Answers

Q&A 2

I figured that it is easier to answer questions than write new posts. Here is another fun Q&A I found on the internet.

Q. Why do you blog?

Mostly because it’s fun. It is my space on the internet. Whatever I write here stays, and I often surprise myself when I read past posts. Wouldn’t it be nice when I’m significantly older and have writings from my 18 year old self to read? I think everyone should blog; there are very few better ways to waste time.

Q. What was today like?

I woke up with a sweet after taste of some dream that I don’t remember. I was tensed about a presentation I had to deliver later and preparations for it kept me occupied till noon. But it went fine, and I just had a most refreshing cup of coffee. So it’s been a jolly good day.

Q. What trait do you find most attractive in a person?

Composure. A very rare and underrated trait.

Q. Who do you think is the hottest person on earth?

Among men, Brad Pitt. Among women, Emma Watson.

Q. Suppose you could have any superpower. What ability would you choose?

I’ve spent quite a while thinking about that during my daydreams. It seems obvious that any ability related to fighting would be pretty underwhelming unless I want to live my life as a wrestling champion or a criminal, which I don’t. I might dedicate an entire post to my theories about the topic of superpowers later.

To answer the question, I would like the simple power of enhanced mental thought. That should get me everything I want.

Q. What would you do if you won a billion dollars?

Put it in a bank, live off its interest, and follow risky dreams without any fear of going broke. And buy a grand piano.

Q. If you could make the entire world listen to one song, what would it be?

This is hard! If it is the entire world, then keeping in mind the language barriers, I would go with something instrumental. Also something that is peaceful and calm and happy, because that is what the world needs.

Right now I can think of nothing better than Ravel’s Bolero. It is basically the same melody repeated over and over and over, a long crescendo ending with an orgasmic jumble. It takes a little time to grow on you. The whisper will become a roar before you know it, and it will resonate in your head for years to come.

If classical isn’t your thing, you may listen to a lovely modern piece derived from the above: here.

Q. Post photos of the last three things you touched.

Such obnoxious orders labelled as questions. Well, here are the three home-screens of my phone.

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Questions & Answers

Q&A

Random questions that I found on a blog.

Q. Were you named after anyone?

No. But our house in Asansol was named after me. 😀

Q. When was the last time you cried?

Last year I suppose.

Q. Do you like your handwriting?

Not particularly. But I can make it pretty if I want.

Q. What is your favorite lunch meat?

Roasted chicken. Say no to animal slaughter.

Q. Do you have kids?

None that I know of.

Q. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?

Yes.

Q. Do you use sarcasm?

Not very often. When I do, I try to be subtle.

Q. Do you still have your tonsils?

Yes. Random question much?

Q. Would you bungee jump?

No, I’m scared of heights.

Q. What is your favorite cereal?

Kelloggs Chocos. I’ve only eaten that, and normal cornflakes.

Q. Do you untie your shoes before you take them off?

Yes, if necessary.

Q. If you were to pick your first name, what would it be?

I’m really bad at naming.

Q. What is your favorite ice cream?

Madagascar Chocolate Gelato. But any ice cream is good ice cream (except popsicles, I hate those).

Q. What is the first thing you notice about people?

Umm… I don’t know. I’ll make sure to note it down the next time I meet someone.

Q. Red or pink?

Red.

Q. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?

I’m lazy.

Q. Whom do you miss the most?

From when? My past? My present?

Q. What color pants and shoes are you wearing?

Khaki shorts and barefoot (currently at home).

Q. What are you listening to right now?

Any Other Name by Thomas Newman, the theme from American Beauty. It’s so beautiful that it gives me goosebumps.

Q. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Midnight blue.

Q. Favorite smells?

Yellow pages, freshly folded laundry, and coffee.

Q. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

Some prank caller, whom I’ll identify when I get back to college.

Q. How do you know the person who sent this questionnaire to you?

No one sent this to me, I read it on a blog and stole it. Because I was bored and a post was overdue.

Q. Favorite sports to watch?

League of Legends. Oh, get off your high horse, it’s as good a sport as any if you’re a player.

Q. Hair color?

Black.

Q. Eye color?

Black.

Q. Do you wear contacts?

No.

Q. Favorite food?

Dessert.

Q. Scary movies or happy endings?

Happy endings. I never found any movie ‘scary’.

Q. Last movie you watched?

The Last Samurai. Wonderful movie, I’m surprised I wasn’t aware of it.

Q. What color shirt are you wearing?

Black.

Q. Summer or winter?

Summer. Winter stopped agreeing with me ever since I moved to a hostel.

Q. Hugs or kisses?

Neither, unless it’s someone special.

Q. Describe your pencil cup.

I don’t have one. I have no regular use for pencils, I mostly own one pen which I keep in my backpack.

Q. What is one crazy thing you did recently?

I shaved my head using a beard trimmer few months back. Wasn’t too disappointed with the new look. (Just a tip: it’s better to go to a barber, since you’ll probably run out of batteries before you run out of hair. It’s not as smooth as it might seem.)

Q. What book are you reading now?

I’ve been reading short stories by Roald Dahl from time to time.

Q. What is on your mouse-pad?

I just bought a gaming mouse and it looks bad-ass. The mouse pad came as a freebie. Funny this question was there though.

Q. What did you watch on TV last night?

I don’t watch TV. Who needs TV when you have stream-able internet?

Q. Favorite sounds?

Chiming of bells, thunder, piano, pebbles skipping on a water surface, a slow knock on a wooden door, the sound of silence.

Q. Rolling Stones or Beatles?

Depends on my mood. Beatles, mostly.

Q. What is the farthest you’ve been from home?

Kanyakumari.

Q. Do you have a special talent?

No.

Q. Where were you born?

Asansol.

Q. Favorite piece of jewellery?

Nothing. Although I’d say custom lockets can be really cool.

Q. How did you meet your spouse/significant other?

Ask again in ten years.

Q. Favorite musical?

Singin’ in the Rain.