This Week in Janice: Songs That Begin With the Letter F

14 Sep

mom_headphonesJanice has an iPhone. She doesn’t have any songs on her computer, so when I was in town last month I filled her phone’s iPod feature with my music at her request. When I made a return visit three weeks later, I asked how she liked the songs. “I don’t know how to listen to them,” she told me, “what button do a press for the music?” Oh, Mom.

I helped her figure out how to use the iPod feature, and now Janice can listen to music on her cell phone. She has been updating me on what she does and does not like. Her are some choice music reviews, printed below (notice that all of the songs begin with the letter F):

Subj: 1 song-listentoit again yourself

Faberge Falls for Shuggie by [Of Montreal] on album Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer…whatever…they are off key-they can’t sing. Words that I caught are interesting, but reflect on first 2 comments. Or am I missing sth? I like Fancy Claps, on Apologies to Queen Mary.

Subj: Ben Folds

Okay, just 1 of his songs so far- I seem to be in “F” [category]—did you give me all of his music? Cause I am doing other stuff, and went, “Wow, I like this one” and it turns out to be old Ben, but a new dittie I didn’t recognize. Yeah! “Free Coffe”-?–Now I got to “The FRown SOng”– Had to look-liked it too—so I guess my songs are sorted by title? Sorry to interrupt Le futbol- who did you go with? “Comme ce”?? “Who won? NOw I like Liz Phair–“F*&Run”—Does that mean I’m Pop or Alternative? Take care, love, MOM


Her “Le futbol” comment refers to a phone conversation we had while I was attending a football game. The conversation went like this:

Mom: Is my “Internet browser” Firefox or Google?

Me: Firefox

Mom: Okay, so I just paid my [redacted] bill online, and when I was done a message popped up that said “For security purposes, we recommend that you close your Internet browser. So I got nervous and turned off my computer. Is this okay? Is anything wrong?

Me: No, that’s completely normal. Everything is fine.

Mom: So I’m not going to get hacked?

Me: No, you’re not going to get hacked.


5 Responses to “This Week in Janice: Songs That Begin With the Letter F”

  1. Molly September 14, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    All of this is why I’m CONVINCED Mazall is your sister. “Le Futbol”? please…

  2. Drewpreme September 15, 2009 at 3:08 am #

    I was there for the Janice call, Claire explained, chuckles ensued. I still wanna drink a 40 with your mom.

    Claire you gonna blog the FB game? If so I’ll save commentary until then.

  3. mazall September 16, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    props to janice for the france reference.

  4. mazall September 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    although, technically ‘futball’ in french is ‘soccer’, but whatevs.
    i barely knew we were at a football game.

  5. Marc October 5, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    R.I.P. blog.

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