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25 Facts About Kevin Marshall / “Excitable Boy”

These are both meant for Facebook, so I may end up posting it as a separate note on there…unless they allow me to edit imported notes and tag people? I’m not sure. And I don’t even know if anybody reading this is going to have any idea whatsoever what I’m on about, so I’m gonna stop.

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

**Kelly Quist tagged me for this and as with the other meme (posted below) I needed something to get me writing, even if it was completely mechanical. DUN DUN, DUNDUNDUN, DUNDUNDUNDUN LET’S GO.

1. I had a Hell of a time coming up with 25 things to write about myself.
2. I break anonymity on a regular basis by openly admitting to being a recovering alcoholic. There’s no point in hiding it, since anybody who knew me at my worst tends to figure it out fairly quickly.
3. I don’t find myself nearly as interesting as others seem to find me.
4. I sleep with either pillows or my forearm covering my eyes and forehead.
5. On that same note, I have a tendency of rocking my head back and forth in my sleep. It’s a habit I developed in the crib – literally – and could never shake. No pun intended.
6. I will never tire of anything from Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, or The Decemberists. If I had to pick one album I could never tire of listening to, it’d probably be Anthrax’s “The Sound of White Noise” (nothing they did afterwards could even touch that album). The one song I’d never tire of listening to is The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”.
7. Once I would never accept responsibility for anything I did wrong or anything that went wrong. Now, I’m the first to feel guilty.
8. I want to be a better everything.
9. I love to sing, but have always hated hearing the sound of my own recorded voice. That includes the podcast(s) I put out with stunning irregularity.
10. I no longer have the undying certainty of the absence of a God, and I’m not sure if that means I’m starting to believe or if it’s necessarily a comforting thought.
11. I will sit in a coffee shop/cafe and write for three hours at a time. I do this at least four times a week.
12. I’m a lot more comfortable in my own skin than I used to be.
13. On the other hand, writing doesn’t come to me as naturally as it used to.
14. I worked as security for Ralph Nader when he spoke in Albany during his 2000 Presidential campaign.
15. I was also a registered member of The Green Party for two years. No foolin’.
16. Family first, for better or worse.
17. My favorite film of all time is “Citizen Kane,” and I can feel your eyes rolling from over here.
18. When I mentioned wanting to shave my head once, my mother advised against it because of a large birthmark on the top of my skull. I never knew up until that moment. My hair’s always been too thick to be able to get a clear view of the scalp, so I don’t know if she was telling the truth…but I’m not taking any chances.
19. I am scared to death to show people anything I write on my own. Not because I think it’s offensive or weird, but because I think they’d be shocked by how mundane both the subject matter and style of writing is.
20. I’m a cat AND a dog person. We do exist.
21. I’d like to move down to New York City before I turn 30.
22. I think I know what I want to be when I grow up, but don’t know if I’ll ever quite get there.
23. I. Fucking. Love. Sun-dried tomatoes.
24. My iPod gets me through my work day, my workouts, and working out the kinks in life.
25. I’m still interested in buying that acoustic guitar and learning how to make some beauty with the damn thing.

And now, a far less interesting “put your iTunes/iPod on shuffle and fill in the blanks” meme.

1. Put your iPod (iTunes) on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag 20 people who you think would enjoy this.

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
I Was a Lover
(TV on the Radio)

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Ain’t No More Cane
(Bob Dylan & The Band)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Shooting Star
(Harry Chapin)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Take It With Me
(Tom Waits)

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
A Quick One, While He’s Away
(The Who)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Romeo Void
(UNKLE)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Masters of War
(Bob Dylan)

WHAT IS 2+2?
Protect Ya Neck
(Wu-Tang Clan)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
New Sacred Cow
(Kenna)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Clementine
(The Decemberists)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Love Lockdown
(Kanye West)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Something to Talk About
(Badly Drawn Boy)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Virgie
(Johnny Cash)

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
A Good Man is Hard to Find
(Tom Waits)

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Just Like a Woman
(Bob Dylan)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Woman in Chains
(Tears for Fears)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Better Luck
(Scissor Sisters)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
One Piece at a Time
(Johnny Cash)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth
(Dandy Warhols)

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Collapsing At Your Doorstep
(Air France)

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Either Way
(Wilco)

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Creek Lullaby
(Deadwood soundtrack)

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
She Left Me for Jesus
(Hayes Carll)

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Back Like That
(Ghostface Killah)

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
I’m Waiting for the Day
(Beach Boys)
((PS – that day has come. wink.))

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
I Want to Conquer the World
(Bad Religion)

WHAT HURTS YOU RIGHT NOW?
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
(Bob Dylan & The Band; from “Before the Flood”)

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Excitable Boy
(Warren Zevon)

People reading this on KevinMarshallOnline.com or LiveJournal – just pretend I tagged you with so much enthusiasm it resembled more of a hard smack on the ass.

More later….

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