Sometimes I like to do a spot of fortune-telling via my ipod nano. It's pretty simple: as I sit barely awake on the bus on the way to work, I hit the shuffle option, and decide what the day will be like depending on the title of the song that comes up.
It's a fairly inexact approach to predicting the way the day's going to go, but it amuses me.
One memborable morning, the signs weren't looking good. This is what came up:
Welcome home, Loser (Broken Family Band).
Not great. Sod it, I thought, I'll skip, and see if it gets better.
Snakes in the Grass (Essex Green).
Still not great. Skip!
I see a Darkness (Bonnie Prince Billie)
Oh, for fuck's sake...
I decided to give it one more shot. Yes, my music taste tends to the downbeat, but surely, I'd exhausted all the titles on my ipod that portended doom and gloom. Surely.
The fourth song that came up was a very nice tune by Roddy Woomble, off of Idlewild. The title came up:
As still as I watch...
Oh well, I thought, that's alright. Pretty harmless. Then the title continued scrolling across the screen.
As still as I watch your grave.
Brilliant, just brilliant.
Of course, when the day turned out to be only averagely bad, it felt like a real result. Yay (ish).