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QOTD [Jan. 22nd, 2007|03:31 pm]
Lauren Ipsum
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Poll #911886 in lieu of the desert island

It is decreed that the only music you will ever hear from this point forward comes from 15 albums of your choice. You will not be able to hear any other music, anywhere, ever. However, if you agree to have two toes amputated, you can regain access to your entire music collection and will hear any and all music as you do now. The toes are also of your choice, but they must be removed from the same foot. You:

Amputate your toes
24(52.2%)
Amputate your music
22(47.8%)
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From: niprut
2007-01-22 09:23 pm (UTC)
amen. I'd even go for -3 toes.
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[User Picture]From: agent_mph
2007-01-22 08:49 pm (UTC)
i probably listen to the same 15 albums all the time now anyway.
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 09:29 pm (UTC)
I'm the same way, or easily could be. I have to make myself branch out sometimes. In any case, this is easier for me because of that trait. I do love music...I'm just selective.
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[User Picture]From: fuzzilla
2007-01-22 08:50 pm (UTC)
I'd keep the music, totally. Especially if I can have anesthesia.

(Was this prompted by watching "The Big Lebowski"?).
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 08:53 pm (UTC)
For anybody reading this after the fact (it is too late to edit a poll): Assume that the amputation procedure is swift and painless.
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[User Picture]From: elsewhereangel
2007-01-22 08:51 pm (UTC)
isn't the muzak that i hear on the radio, in the grocery store and the dentist's office, already composed of no more than 15 albums? at least now i'd get to pick them.
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 09:31 pm (UTC)
And you could dance to them too.
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[User Picture]From: manoffeeling
2007-01-22 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the cool people are gonna be amputating their toes, but I couldn't care less about never listening to music again!
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 09:32 pm (UTC)
Would you amputate to make sure a hipster of your choice would be forced to choose the toes over the music?
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 09:34 pm (UTC)
I admit I'm shocked. I thought for sure people would keep their toes, and it's actually favoring the music instead.
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[User Picture]From: manoffeeling
2007-01-22 09:15 pm (UTC)
I don't think your yoga instructor knows what she's talking about.
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 09:37 pm (UTC)
Talk radio gets a pass. Good question.
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[User Picture]From: peterbilt_47
2007-01-22 10:33 pm (UTC)
So musical instruments aren't part of the deal, right?

As long as we still have those, I'm keeping the toes.
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 10:41 pm (UTC)
Aw jeez.

Okay. We can all keep our instruments, and can continue to write new songs (but they cannot be recorded). But we cannot re-create (a.k.a. "cover") any songs that we'd like to hear, unless they're on the 15 albums. Also, you can create music with other people, but you can only add five new people (for eternity) to the roster of who you regularly create music with. You can keep those you already create music with.

You may record one album if you wish, in exchange for dropping one of the 15.
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[User Picture]From: heven2mrgatroid
2007-01-22 10:44 pm (UTC)
um, I think the fact that I'm an absolute psycho about music makes it pretty clear that I wouldn't blink at having my toes cut off. Even if it WERE painful. Even though I go through phases where I listen to NPR non-stop, I just wouldn't feel right if I didn't have a vast musical selection to choose from just in case. I had the desert island 10 albums discussion once at a party while I was drunk. This was of course the first time I met half of my boyfriend's friends and I got into the discussion with the most argumentative shit of a friend in the bunch. Of course I was doing it on purpose because I knew he was a shit that would try to find fault in my logic, but oh no, he just couldn't, my logic (on this particular subject anyway) was just TOO GOOD! Yes, I think highly of my taste in music. It could be worse, I could go around bragging about my blow job skills or something.

Oh, and about the ten albums...I couldn't really pick just ten. I mean, if I had to..but I'd rather not.

And once more thing...there's nothing wrong with the Monkees. Just like it is perfectly fine to love Abba and various other things that I can't even think of at the moment. That's the awesome awesome thing about loving music but not taking it too seriously- you can like something that you know isn't really GOOD per se, but damn, it's got a good beat or it reminds you of the time you were on vacation with your friends, or whatever. I have been completely turned around about songs that I previously despised just because I suddenly have a great memory to go along with it.
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 11:15 pm (UTC)
What controversial logic were you using on the desert-island question? I dislike that question for the same reason I dislike the anyone-at-a-dinner-party question--I could do it, sure, but I'm so absentminded about that kind of thing that I'd forget something major and essential and then be cursing myself for eternity. (Says the woman who keeps her toes.)

Nah, there's nothing wrong with the Monkees--they definitely have their place. It was the genesis of the question because I'm the kind of person who doesn't listen to a whole huge variety of music because I figure, If there's something that's kind of like Music X, but better than Music X, why don't I just listen to the better music? I do like me some Monkees. But I prefer the early Beatles, and they sound similar, so...
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[User Picture]From: omnia_mutantur
2007-01-22 10:53 pm (UTC)
i'd be terrified that in ten years i'd hate all of my album choices and be forced to live with them. i imagine these days, my tastes change more slowly, but had i had to choose 15 albums 12 years ago, i'd be listening to nothing but Tori Amos and Alice in Chains.

my grandfather amputated his baby toes (at is own expense) in order to join the military. as a child, i assumed i too would one day lose my baby toes, that it was some sign of adulthood.
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 11:17 pm (UTC)
Heh, but if you had to choose 15 albums 12 years ago, you wouldn't even know what you're missing out on! Oh lordy, though, that actually makes me almost want to switch my answer. I feel like discovering jazz a couple of years ago opened my mind in a variety of ways, and I hate to think I'd never be able to see the world differently via music again. Ouch.

May I ask why amputating toes enabled your grandfather to join the military?
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-22 11:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Still want your toes?

Damn you, woman!

Damn you, woman!!!
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[User Picture]From: specialkdarby
2007-01-22 11:58 pm (UTC)
15 albums is a lot of music...i could easily pick 15 of my albums...hell, i probably haven't listened to more than 15 of them in the past 2 years...i have my favorites.

now, what albums would they be?...you know i'm going to have to sit here and pick them...you know you did too...what are they?
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[User Picture]From: plumerai
2007-01-23 12:02 am (UTC)
Actually, I didn't pick 'em! I'm awful at that kind of thing. I know I could, but I'd ideally need, like, a month before the doctors came around to amputate, because I'd be afraid I'd miss something essential. All I know for sure is the White Album (you're allowed one double album; any more than that count as two).
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From: c_quilty
2007-01-23 12:57 am (UTC)
I can play guitar. I want to run.
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[User Picture]From: betchka
2007-01-23 02:56 am (UTC)
I could always buy new toes on the black market.
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