I got the following from Mike who in turn got it from Avery. Here’s what you do: Take an mp3 player, put that mug on shuffle, and use the track titles to answer the following questions (again, check Ave for the full list…I’m already married so I didn’t need to answer “what song would you play at your wedding?”) Some of my results were pretty poignant (one of my best friends was murdered several years ago, another is AWOL as he’s dealing with serious addiction issues).

How do you feel today?

North of the Sunset by Thelonious Monk

What is your outlook on life?

As Long as the People Got Something to Say by Public Enemy

What does your family think of you?

My Ship by Herbie Hancock/Michael Brecker/Roy Hargrove

What do your friends think of you?

What’s the Time Mr. Templar? by Mr. Templar

What do strangers think of you?

The Lesson Part III (It’s Over Now) by The Roots

What do you exes think of you?

Drug Ballad by Eminem

How’s your love life?

Footprints by Wayne Shorter (Remix by DJ Mehdi)

How will your love life be in the future?

The Left Side by Roy Hargrove

Will you be successful?

Mental Framing by Roy Hargrove

What song should they play on your birthday?

In Walked Bud by Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk

What is the soundtrack of your life?

Asteroid by Jeff Mills

You and your best friend are?

My Man’s Gone Now by Herbie Hancock

Happy Times:

Superstition by Stevie Wonder

Sad Times:

What’s the Five-O by Jungle Brothers


Yesterday by Wes Montgomery

For Tomorrow: 

Sivad by Miles Davis

For You:

The Smallest Weird Number by Boards of Canada

What does next year have in store for me?

Buggin’ by Jungle Brothers

What do I say when life gets hard?

Right on for Darkness by Curtis Mayfield

What do you want your mark to be (MY ADDITION)?

My Favorite Things by John Coltrane

Your favorite saying?

Earth is the Place by Nathan Haines

How will I die?

Honey Bee by Cassandra Wilson

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