Saturday, January 7
Well, I got tagged all over the place for this one ...
So, here are the rules, as I received them:
Step 1: Get your playlist (or Itunes library) together, put it on random, and play.
Step 2: Write down the first line from the first 30 songs that play or close to it.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song the lines come from. (Title and Composer/Artist) NO GOOGLING on pain of death! (Don't worry, my music tastes are a tad more mainstream than Matt's. ;-)
Step 4: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
My personal rules:
#1. My sisters should give everyone else a chance first; ditto the boyfriend.
#2. I skipped a piece if it was plainchant, so all the Latin titles are some sort of polyphony (broadly defined). This means you at least have a composer to guess. Also, the polyphony is pretty generally the most well known setting of the text. This is more due to the contents of my library than any editing of the list on my part.
#3. I also skipped instrumental pieces, since there's not much to guess there.
#4. I skipped past Mass ordinaries, since there's no earthly way to guess those, either.
#5. If the title was in the first line of a modern piece, I pulled a line out of the middle, to make things more interesting; so watch the elipses.
So, without further ado (I don't know how I could create much more):
8) She don't wan't nobody near ...
11) This is what they tell me ...