12 December 2008

iPod Poem

How to: write a poem with your iPod

Put your iPod or iTunes on shuffle. The first line of the first 20 songs is your poem, the first line of the 21st is the title.

Thanks to Will at Shark Fin Hat for this idea! For the list of songs I used, click "Read more."

One Evening as the Sun Went Down and the Jungle Fire was Burning

I've never cared for authority, never felt part of the majority.
By myself alone at home feelin' blue.
Eyes boring a way through me.
You've got a nerve to be askin' a favor

Right about now, what's up, we're gonna start this right. Puerto Rico! Puerto Rico!

I had no choice but to hear you.
Might do you harm hangin around this farm.
Come in alone, you'll love to let go.
Won't you please let me go?

Mott the Hoople and the Game of Life. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

My opinion could change today. I'm responsible anyway.
I give protection to people I don't like.
He shakes his dick rattle, spittle on his bib.
Chiquitita tell me what's wrong?

I have been listening such an ancient song.
Where do we go from here?
I think I'll go home and mull this over before I cram it down my throat
Now that it's time, now that the hour hand has landed at the end.
Hey Man, leave me alone.

Poem title: Big Rock Candy Mountain: Harry McClintock

This is my life: Firewater
Wonder, Wonder: Enino Morricone
This Fire: Franz Ferdinand
The Rat: The Walkmen
Culo: Pitbull / Sean Paul / Little John
Head Over Feet: Alanis Morrisette
Out on this Farm: Amy Ray
Come in Alone: My Bloody Valentine
Age of Consent: New Order
Man on the Moon: REM
On Fire: Sebadoh
Kojak: Minny Pops
Plump: Hole
Chiquitita: ABBA
In This City: Enon
The Bends: Radiohead
Ode to the Banana Kind: Tori Amos
Caring is Creepy: The Shins
Fairest of the Seasons: Nico
Suffragette City: David Bowie

If you liked this game try soundtrack to your life (using iPod).


Unknown said...

Your songs are so poetic!

Will said...

Awesome! Maybe the best last line for a poem ever?

H20Adventure said...

Very cool. Bowie makes perfect sense, but ABBA???? Yikes I'm having serious '70's flashbacks!

- The M.A.D. Hapa said...

Dude, I think this poem proves Hole and ABBA could have done great things together.

Somerset Wedding Girl said...

I remember doing something like this when I was younger, sometimes with hilarious results!