Friday, October 13, 2006

Soundtrack of Your Life

This comes to me via Bill Shunn. If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be? The rules are:

  1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
  2. Put it on shuffle
  3. Press play
  4. For every question, type the song that's playing
  5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
  6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...
Opening Credits
"Texture" by The Catherine Wheel, from Ferment

Waking Up
"You Must Be Evil" by Chris Rea, from The Road to Hell

First Day at School
"Condi, Condi" by Steve Earle, from The Revolution Starts Now

Falling in Love
"Tempted" by Squeeze, from Singles 45's and Under

Fight Song
"Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen, from Love, Tears and Mystery (Disc 10), a bootleg

Breaking Up
"Hey, Johnny Park!" by The Foo Fighters, from The Colour and the Shape

"Does the Bus Stop at 82nd Street" by Bruce Springsteen, from Love, Tears and Mystery (Disc 9)

Life Is Good
"A Simple Desultory Phillippic" by Simon & Garfunkel, from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Mental Breakdown
"Just Woke Up" by Kirsty MacColl, from Titanic Days

"When Will You Come Back Home" by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, from Cold Roses (Disc 1)

"Deeper Water" by Paul Kelly, from Deeper Water

Getting Back Together
"Since the Last Time" by Lyle Lovett, from Joshua Judges Ruth

"Midnight Rain" by Paul Kelly, from ...Nothing But a Dream

Paying the Dues
"Too Much of Anything" by The Who, from Who's Next

The Night Before the War
"Black Cowboys" by Bruce Springsteen, from Love, Tears and Mystery (Disc 8)

Final Battle
"Do Ya" by Matthew Sweet, from Rarities (another bootleg)

Moment of Triumph
"Rudy" by Supertramp, from Retrospectacle

Death Scene
"Wasted Time" by The Eagles, from Hotel California

Funeral Song
"Love Comes Love Goes" by Poco, from Legend

End Credits
"Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles, from Hotel California

My, there are some surprises on that list. Now, I haven't gone bananas like Bill has, and probably I have about 15% of the music he has, digital-wise. But that's still almost 5000 songs to choose from, many of which are not the Eagles or Paul Kelly or Bruce Springsteen. I too am surprised that no jazz reared up. Pleased with some of the appropriate choices, though.

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