I'll post an old Friday Five just like "Magic Madness" and "Monsters Rewind." I could, right? After all, the post is about songs, and I like songs, a whole lot of them, even. My mind's a bit stuck so I'm posting something to get me out of this jam.
Now what's the big deal with the "insult" made by the Pope? Yup, this Pope has foot-in-mouth disease. True, you may take this entire line out of context: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by sword the faith that he preached."
His Holiness was wrong, plain and simple. But then again, he's human, and he's no longer held to be infallible. So live with it. Those who protest most virulently mark themselves for the bloodthirsty fanatics that they are.
Back to the topic, whew!
1. If you could pick your own theme song, what would it be?
Tough one. I never really thought my life could be a song. If there could, or would, be one, I hope to write it. In the meantime, the song I would like to define my life would be "All I Ever Wanted Was My Life" by John Klemmer. Guess what? This song is so obscure only the Search-In of La Salle Greenhills site mentions its full lyrics here.
2. Now be honest...if others had to pick a song that described you, what would they choose?
This one was so automatic it cracked me up almost immediately. My closest buddies would most likely pick "Will You Be There?" by Michael Jackson. Bonus points for anyone who picks out the movie to which this song is the theme. Speaking of themes, the favorite one for me by my friends here would be "Don't Touch My Birdie" by Parokya ni Edgar.
3. What song would be/was the first dance at your wedding?
Nikki picked "At Last" in her post, so I can't pick that (and I preferred Ella's version to boot), so I'll go with Chet Baker's "My Funny Valentine" followed by "I Only Have Eyes For You" by the Flamingos. Runner-up would be a passable version of "The Way You Look Tonight."
4. What song gets stuck in your head most often?
"Wait" by the Beatles, followed by "Two of Us" also by the Beatles. The second song would also do well for the next question...
5. What song would you want played at your funeral?
Something peppy and upbeat by The Supremes or Stevie Wonder. I'm dead, am I not? People should remember the way that I lived. Heck, they can throw in "All Apologies" by Nirvana, for all I care, or even if it has gotten too treacly, "Seasons of Love" from "Rent." However, if those left behind have a problem with the levity, my first pick would be "Walang Hanggang Paalam" by Joey Ayala, followed closely by Bukas Palad's "Take and Receive."