In attempting to get to know another individual’s musical palette, I constructed a music quiz. This quiz compiled 20 questions surrounding music and musical elements along with a limited number of answers one could select per question. The answers provided to me by my quiz-taker, John Griffin, aimed at giving me insight into not only what kind of music John may be interested in, but also some minor insight into John as an individual. All of John’s answers are boldly highlighted. Now, without any further bull, ladies and gentlemen, John Griffin! (crowd screams) (or just me)
John Griffin Takes on The Ultimate (probably not) Music Quiz!
- Leather or fur?
- Choose a Reggae artist/group
Bob Marley and the Wailers
- Choose a Beatles Song
Here Comes the Sun
Love Me Do
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
- You’re going to an EDM festival, what do you wear?
Anything neon and furry
All. Black. Everything.
High-Waisted shorts and a crop top you bought at Forever 21
A Native American headdress and body paint
I wouldn’t be caught dead at an EDM Festival
- Pick a rapper
- Pick a nail color
All red, all the time
Black and chipped
Neon with an accent nail
Plain (no polish)
- Pick an 80’s anthem
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Cindy Lauper
Take On Me- A-ha
Jessie’s Girl- Rick Springfield
Pour Some Sugar on Me- Def Leppard
Like a Prayer- Madonna
- Pick a Female Country Artist
- Backstreet Boy’s or N’SYNC – Backstreet Boy’s
- Pick a film about Music to watch with your significant other.
Sound of Music
- Pick a Michael Jackson song
Pretty Young Thing
The Way You Make Me Feel
Man in the Mirror
- You go to a concert and can only take three things in, what do you take?
Chapstick, gum, sunscreen
Phone, cigarettes, cocaine
Flask, debit card, condoms
Blunt wraps, weed, lighter
Fruit Snacks, pocketknife, pepper spray
- You are getting your first tattoo, what do you get?
A tribal butterfly
Live, Love, Laugh (is that the right order?)
A portrait of your kid
A small black heart on your finger
I would never get a tattoo
- You are riding in a car with your favorite artist (current and alive), what do you do?
Cry endlessly and repeat that you can’t believe this is happening.
Light it up, take a hit, and pass that shit.
Make a move and reassure them you won’t tell anyone.
Sit and talk about your childhood’s.
Break out the freak in you and go to pound town.
- Your favorite band is playing at a local venue but you are scheduled to work, what do you do?
Quit and make no apologies, possibly vandalize something within reach.
Try your hardest to get your shift covered.
Call in sick with horrible diarrhea.
Say your dog died a tragic death and you can’t stand to look people in the eyes.
Call in a bomb threat from across the street.
- You get invited to go backstage after the show to party with an artist/band. How do you prepare?
Make sure your brows are on fleek.
Take off your panties, but keep them in your purse.
Take 5 shots of whatever you’re drinking.
Leave the show early to freshen up.
Get too drunk and completely make a fool of yourself.
- Justin Beiber is in town, what do you?
Host an Anti-Beiber party at your house.
Buy VIP everything
Go to the concert drunk and stoned AF.
Post a nasty status on Facebook or a tweet pledging your hate of anything Beiber.
Throw various items at him while he performs.
- You win a Grammy and are interrupted by a certain man whilst giving your acceptance speech, how do you respond?
Be proud that someone is threatened by your win.
Push him off the stage and curse his entire being.
Hug him and embrace the criticism (you’d probably have to be drunk to do this).
Call him out on social media immediately after.
Give your Grammy to whoever will make him happy.
- You are offered collaborations with the following artists, who do you choose?
Bey and Jay
- Someone hates on your ultimate music crush, what do you do?
Quickly retaliate and remind them why they’re amazing.
Punch a bitch and dare them to run their mouth again.
Criticize their music taste in a public setting.
Ruin their life by any means possible.
Invite them to go to a show where your crush is playing in hopes of changing their mind.
Based on John’s answers, he has been given the title of ” The Cool Cat”
Your musical interests are as vast as the empty Californian desert when it’s not festival season, and your taste- as eclectic and unexpected as the weather there. You’re not afraid to stand out, think the Anti- Beiber party and the potentially legendary collaboration with Sir Mick everyone will be talking about, (regardless if it is in fact ‘legendary’ or not.) You’re not one to scream and shimmy and shake violently when you meet your musical god, but you would be more than happy to meet and hang with them, always keeping it as chill as a cucumber, (I heard that saying somewhere). When it all comes down to it, you’re the rad guy people turn to for half- justified, half-personally opinionated words about music who is almost too cool to function but who won’t be asked to accompany many people to shows out of their own personal fear that you couldn’t care less about what is happening in front of you. You have wise words to offer about music but your carefree, take it as it comes demeanor often leaves many confused about where your musical home lies. However, being the bold chameleon you are, you can kick back and adjust to wherever you may find yourself- gliding freely as the night sky around a neonized, youth consumed, Californian desert or drifting onto cloud nine with your favorite rockstar, ignoring time and the screaming choir of then thousand, liquor- clad, unknown, number- one fans.