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Quotescrape.

All answers have to be quotations. Wider context explained here by zoo_music_girl.



Who are you?

My name is Unimportant, but you can call me Sir.
(?)

What do you look like?

I am angry, I am ill and I'm as ugly as sin.
(Magazine - a Song From Under The Floorboards)

What's your secret?

I know the meaning of life - it doesn't help me a bit.
(Ibid)

What do you want to be?

I just want to be a happy man.
(Sparklehorse - Happy Man)

What can you do?

I can do any goddamn thing I want!
(Foetus- Anything (Viva!) )

What can't you do?

There's some happiness
If my stone face cracks again
Maybe some time sooner or later

But I don't think I'm ready yet
I'm not feelin' up to it now
(Eels - Not ready yet)

What is love?

Smoke and mirrors,
special effects,
a little fear, a little sex.
That's all love is
behind the tears
smoke and mirrors.
(The Magnetic Fields - Smoke and Mirrors)

What is friendship?

A friend is someone who'll help you move. A real friend is someone who'll help you move a body.
(?)

Are you strong?

No man is an island - unless his name is Madagascar.
(Phil Kay, I think)

What are you afraid of?

We are born and die alone
(CopShootCop - Room 429)

What would you do with a million dollars?

Brain: What we do every night, Pinkie.
Pinkie: What's that, Brain?
Brain: Plan to take over the WORLD!!!!
(Pinkie & the Brain)

What would you tell the one who loves you?

You must be out of your brilliant mind
(Furniture - Brilliant Mind)

What do you want to do?

You can die before you get old - but me, I'm going to live . . . forever.
(NMA - 125mph)

Where do you want to be?

It's springtime, but I still miss the streets at dawn
and in the morning, walking your Bridges home
As I sit and stare at all of England's souls
I tell you something - I wish I was in Edinburgh
(The Fall - Edinburgh Man)

Who do you love?

I want to live all alone in the desert
I want to be like Georgia O'Keefe
I want to live on the upper east side
and never go down to the street.

Splendid isolation
I don't need no-one
Splendid isolation
(Warren Zevon - Splendid isolation)

or, in another sense,

The wicked and the weak,
the victims and the victimised,
the economists . . . and the economised.
(CSC)

What do you want?

There is no end to what I want to know.
(Jesus Jones - Info Freako)
  • Current Mood: relaxed
  • Current Music: Guitar Wolf - Summertime Blues
Oh, you always do a good Quotescrape!

And one day I will remember to nick that Foetus quote from you!
Guitar Wolf?! As in mentalist Japanese film that I'm desperate to see? Or other?

I'm trying to do that quotes thing ATM, harder than it looks...
It's a band. I know nothing about them, excet that they've got a version of Summertime Blues on the Rough Trade compilation "rock and roll 1". 1999 on matador records, so I guess they're current. Not bad, either, on the available evidence.

I also know nothing of the film. I take it it's supposed to be good?
The film is actually called Wild Zero. I've wanted to see it for ages but the only person I know who has a copy is based in Brighton and regularly shows it at some J-pop/rock night they occasionally put on. Gah!

*tries to avoid scouring ebay due to brokeness*
Who are you?

I am that I am
Exodus 3:14

What do you look like?

Handsome, considerin'...
Terry Pratchet - "Wyrd Sisters"

What's your secret?

If I told you then it wouldn't be a secret anymore
not sure where that one comes from...

What do you want to be?

Beautiful and terrible as the morning and the night... Stronger than the foundations of the Earth
JRR Tolkein - "Lord of the Rings"

What can you do?

So, I learn to fight with a sword.
The Princess Bride

What can't you do?

You can't run away forever, but there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start...
Jim Steinman

What is love?

sweeter than silver, greater than gold
Saxona Perfectus

What is friendship?

A friend is someone who'll help you move. A real friend is someone who'll help you move a body.
I'd heard this was an old Italian saying

Are you strong?

Do you want to find out how much power I have? Here, on the grass of Lancre? On my own turf?
Terry Pratchet - "Lords and Ladies"

What are you afraid of?

I left my baby lying here,
Lying here, lying here
I left my baby lying here
To go and gather blaeberries.

I found the wee brown otter's track
Otter's track, otter's track
I found the wee brown otter's track
But ne'er a trace o' my baby, O!

I found the track of the swan on the lake
Swan on the lake, swan on the lake
I found the track of the swan on the lake
But not the track of baby, O!

I found the trail of the mountain mist
Mountain mist, mountain mist
I found the trail of the mountain mist
But ne'er a trace of baby, O!

Hovan, Hovan Gorry og O,
Gorry og, O, Gorry og O
Hovan, Hovan Gorry og O
I've lost my darling baby, O!

Highland Lullaby (which is even more disturbing that dropping a baby out of a tree in "Rock-a-bye Baby"...)

What would you do with a million dollars?

A Turnip??? You spent it on a turnip???
Blackadder

What would you tell the one who loves you?

"I hate discussions about feminism which end up with who does the dishes.
But at the end of the day there are still the bloody dishes..."
Marilyn French "The Women's Room"


Who do you love?

a parfait gentil knight
Mallory - "Morte de Arthur".

What do you want?

All we are saying, is give peace a chance
John Lennon
Yes, go ahead.

I see you list Jim Steinman as an interest - I'm trying to remember the name of the song I quoted from. Any ideas?
My very favourite song, which is one of the reasons my ears pricked up. Its Rock and Roll Dreams, the original of which is on Bad For Good, the solo album Jim Steinman released in the same year I was born... ;-)

I'll stick you on my list of cool people then :-)
I used to get very annoyed with that Bonnie Tyler song he'd produced using the same tune as Bad for Good - every time I heard the intro I was expecting it to be him singing, but it wasn't...
My go...
Who are you?

I'm a man you don't meet every day - The Pogues

What do you look like?

"All that is gold does not glitter" - Lord of The Rings, J R R Tolkien.

What's your secret?

Be Proud! Be Loud! Be Heard! - Toyah

What do you want to be?

I am. (I'm me!) - Twisted Sister

What can you do?

"Cowards fear to die, but courage stout
Rather than live in snuff will be put out" - Sir Walter Raleigh

What can't you do?

sing a rainbow - can you?

What is love?

"Look in thy heart and write" - Sir Phillip Sydney

What is friendship?

"Of course you're going to Mordor alone. And I'm coming with you." - LOTR Fellowship of the Ring Film.

Are you strong?

"There are many powers in this world, some greater than I am, some lesser, and against some I have not yet been tested" - LOTR again

What are you afraid of?

"The once well-formed family shield wall, now broached and battered" - Egil Skallagrimson's Lament for my Sons

What would you do with a million dollars?

This! (I'm quoting a web site, OK?)

What would you tell the one who loves you?

And you know that I'm going to be the one who'll be there when you need someone to depend upon - "When Tomorrow Comes" - THe Eurythmics

Who do you love?

"to the exclusion of all others" - the vows I took at the Registry Office.

What do you want?

I Want a New Duck - Wierd Al
As soon as I decided to inject grains of truth into the answers this took bloody ages. I stuck entirely to songs. Still mulling over it in the shower this morning, but I'll post now and reclaim my life.

Who are you?
I am an anarchist! I am the antichrist!
Anarchy In The UK - Sex Pistols

What do you look like?
Suicide standing, sucking in her cheeks
Suicide Standing - JAMC (largely sleep deprivation I hasten to add)

What's your secret?
Nobody knows but me
Long Black Veil - various, not sure who the original is by

What do you want to be?
24 hours to go - I wanna be sedated
I wanna be sedated - Ramones (actually this is not strictly true - it's more like 36)

What can you do?
I can do anything!
I Can Do Anything - Crazyhead


What can't you do?
Sit around at home, stare at the walls
Stare at each other and wait till we die
Stare at each other and wait till we die
Kerosene - Big Black

What is love?
She ain't built for comfort
She's built for speed
She'll turn your head around
And bring you to your knees
Don't try to catch her
Don't try and run
She'll chew and spit you out
And, Lord, it's just for fun
Ultimately Fine - BoDeans


What is friendship?
It's about the easy sheen of alcohol, of better-not-do's done
Of blinking lights and the curse of roomates' tongues
An entire bar's worth holding theirs, but it only takes just one
And then it's pass that can around, it's your turn, son
Because this pinball gane I'm playing, you know it's not the same

Times used to be you and me could always match
Yeah and the multiball came easy just like the replay game
And the wagers won and tossed hard down the hatch
So now I nailed the free game and there's a bottle across my head
My table tilts, I'm headed for the floor
Went out to find an old friend but I lost me one instead
I lost it all for just another score
Pinball Song - Slobberbone (feeling a bit touchy about this topic at the mo)

Are you strong?
I'm an adult now.
I'm An Adult Now - The Pursuit of Happiness

What are you afraid of?
I'm scared shitless of what's coming next
Angels And Fuselage - Drive By Truckers

What would you do with a million dollars?
I don't want your money honey.
I Want Your Love - Transvision Vamp (A bit of a cop out, I know)

What would you tell the one who loves you?
I'll be the ticket if you're my collector
I've got the fare if you're my inspector
I'll be the luggage if you'll be the porter
I'll be the parcel if you'll be my sorter
Love Song - The Damned

What do you want to do?
I'm going to turn this world inside out
I'm going to turn suburbia upside down
I Want To Be Free - Toyah

Where do you want to be?
I wanna be 10000 miles away from me.
From Here To Sanity, the Yo-Yo's

Who do you love?
I love the world
I Love The World - NMA

What do you want?
Is it much to demand
I want a full house and a rock and roll band
Pens that won't run out of ink
And cool quiet and time to think
Passionate Kisses - Lucinda Williams