The Oracle is coming to you semi-live – free to you, loyal readers of Indecisive Peach. Her priestess recommends offerings of cake and brownies. Plus alcohol…The Oracle sees clear and far and wide with lubing, er…offerings.
First to K, The Oracle scoffs at tests, but will humor you nonetheless. Let’s give the first two a three song analysis and then the last will be a one song shot.
When will I win the lottery?
Blumchen – Ich Bin Wieder Hier
The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil
Orbital – Tunnel Trance
I, uh, think The Oracle is warming up with the first one. Because “I Am Here Again”? Wait, the lyrics are promising:
Ich hab’ geträumt ich kann fliegen so hoch wie ich will
Frei wie ein Vogel hab’ ich mich dabei gefühlt
I dreamed that I can fly as high as I want
Free like a bird I felt while doing it
Free because you have…money? K, are you the Devil? Because then, good news, The Oracle and/or the Rolling Stones are sympathetic to your cause. Or maybe, you need to sell your soul for the winning ticket. Hmm. You’ll have to find that number on your own. I think there is a tunnel and zombification somewhere there too. The Devil doesn’t play fair, I hear.
What exactly is the road less traveled?
Max Melvin – Sand
Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart
System of a Down – Science
The road is sandy and lonely? That somehow…would make sense, right?
What does SoaD say:
Predicting the future of things we all know
Fighting off the diseased programming
Of centuries, centuries, centuries, centuries
So the road is less traveled because there is a glitch in the system a la The Matrix. And it’s sandy and lonely. …I think I know why the caged bird sings, or rather, doesn’t fly down the less traveled road; it sounds pretty bleak.
Does 2 + 2 really equal 4?
Ekova – Todosim
Given that I had no idea what the chick in Ekova is saying, I go to find lyrics. Find is the key word, because I did not. Instead, “Ekova makes music that literally transcends language, as singer Diedre Dubois sings lyrics in English, French, and no known language — sounds that simply feel right.” I think The Oracle senses that 2 plus 2 feels pretty right, too.
Ah, the rigerous world of gaming. The Oracle is the proper entitiy to ask. Three songs for D, who asks, Will my gaming group ever get around to doing something about itself?
The Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright
3 Doors Down – When I’m Gone
Rammstein – Reise, Reise
It makes you laugh too, right, D? Man, this group is never going to get off the ground and you should totally skeddadle. [There is a debate for Reise being used in the sense of ‘trip’ or ‘arisen’. Either way, just don’t waste your time.]
Oh wise Oracle, will my child be a girl?
The Oracle thanks you thebutton, for you have already included the flattering, but not mandatory, groveling prologue to your question. Although The Oracle hints that really you should ask your husband or his Oracle[s] because in theory, he’s already decided, albeit unconciously, on whether on not it is a boy or girl. But nevertheless The Oracle promises to give its best shot on the question. Let’s have ‘em:
Remy Zero – Save Me
Sarah McLachlan – Possession
Engima – Mea Culpa
I think The Oracle really, really does not want to even take a gander in the cards here. It senses the hankering for purchasing specifically colored curtains and bedsheets and wants none of that. It apologizes.
And last, for E, who asked again, Since it’s already 2007 and we’re a little behind schedule, I was wondering when will be finally be able to purchase a flying car? Or at least a hover board?
Noir – Copperia No Hitsugi
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
Afro Celt Sound System – Only In My Dreams
My, my. I think this is a hearty, “Hell to the No.” Starting with a Japanese song, how fun…but sadly, looking at the lyrics –
I can’t see with these eyes
The god that created us from pebbles
People are dolls tired from dancing
Sheep on the altar
The mechanical dreams
Not very promising? Mechanical Dreams? No, I think not. How soon is now? That is a good question, if absurd, because WE WERE PROMISED FLYING CARS. [Commander Sisko demands an explanation.] And lastly, ACSS nails the coffin closed reminding us that flying cars are something that will probably never happened outside the dreamworld.
Any other takers?