Monday, December 18, 2006

if your life were a soundtrack, what would the music be? here's how it works:
1. open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod)
2. put it on shuffle
3. press play
4. for every question, type the song that's playing
5. new question-- press the next button
6. don't lie and try to pretend you're cool

opening credits: “Faithfull” Pearl Jam (this makes profound sense...if you're my therapist, that is)

waking up: "Hallelujah" Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (This is a great waking up song, it starts in morning and really sets you up...for a depressing, dramatic film! Let's hear a line from Nick: "I'd been staring out the window most of the morning/I'd watched the rain claw at the glass/And a vicious wind blew hard and fast/I should have taken it as a warning/As a warning...")

first day at school:"My Baby Loves Me" Martina McBride (I'm still trying to figure this one out)

falling in love: “Exchange" Massive Attack (this is nice. slow and steady, kinda' hot really...)

breaking up: “Psycho Joe” Blues Traveler (let's not ignore the subtitle for this song--"Psycho Joe (goes to the electric chair)"--nothing says "break up" like corporeal am I Psycho Joe or do I have a tendancy toward dating psycho Joes (current boyfriend excluded of course)? Hmm....

prom: “If It’s Wrong” Friends of Lizzy ("drunk people all around"...hmmm...that's not what I remember, but metaphorically it fits the experience)

life's okay: “Hot Fun in the Summertime” The Manhattan Transfer (what says "life's okay" better than the Manhattan Transfer? I'd like explain how this ditty got into my library, but it would sound made-up. Anyway, it fits, and I think prepares you nicely for the breakdown with Nirvana.)

mental breakdown: “Drain You” Nirvana (I'm not sure there is a Nirvana song that doesn't fit nicely with a good mental breakdown and this one is especially nice with a raging instrumental in the middle during which I see myself thrashing about a room throwing furniture and screaming)

driving: “I Try” Macy Gray (no longer driving with the wind in my hair, driving down the winding pacific coast...)

flashback: “I’m Sorry” Sean Watkins (how poetic)

getting back together:“Dirty Lil’ Secret” Queensryche (hmm...)

wedding: “Goin’ Blind” Dinosaur Jr. (that about covers it)

birth of child: “Just When I Need You Most” Randy Vanwarmer (ouch...teary ouch..." left me/Just when I needed you most...")

final battle: “Don’t” Jewel (I can feel the angst already)

death scene: “Tupelo Honey” Cassandra Wilson (this is a bitter sweet death scene)

funeral song: “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle” Nirvana (well this wraps it up nicely.)

end credits: “Down” Pearl Jam (curious that my life story is framed by Pearl Jam, but this is a good song for end credits. Overcoming adversity. Rising above. What a better way to end than "The names can be changed... but the place is still the same")

After “Down” ended “Edit the Sad Parts” Modest Mouse came on…so maybe that gives me license to edit this, especially since most of it is so sad.