Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Brief Diversion // The Soundtrack Of My Life

This morning, while browsing through my daily blog reading, I really enjoyed this post from KatKat at "No Diet Coke For Mommy" on how to create "The Soundtrack for Your Life."
(In a nutshell, there are headings for different life events - go to your iPod, set it on shuffle and the first 18 songs that come up are matched up, in order, with the headings, thereby creating your soundtrack.)

I always enjoy seeing what music other people listen to, and what comes up on their shuffle. I was impressed with how apt some of her selections seemed to be.

In fact, I thought "I bet if I do that, I'll get a bunch of crazy random stuff that makes no sense." But, thought I'd give it a try, just for my own personal edification. It was nothing I planned on sharing.

When will I learn never to doubt the MusicGods? Some of the things on this list are every bit as good as KatKat's. I actually laughed out loud a few times, so I thought I'd share.
(Although, I do have to admit, I am a little bit embarrassed, too: first of all, for even having some of these songs - much less listening to and enjoying them - and for just exactly where they came in my life. I'll let you figure which ones out for yourselves*.)

  • Wake - Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (Hank Williams)

  • First Day of School - S'il Vois Plait (Sneakers)

  • Playtime/Childhood - Too Far Down (Husker Du)

  • Falling in Love - White Trash Rap (Linda Paris)

  • Fight Song - I Will Dare (The Replacements)

  • Break-Up Song - My Prerogative (Bobby Brown)

  • Prom - Wolves, Lower (REM)

  • Life's Okay - Personal Jesus [Acoustic] (Depeche Mode)

  • Mental Breakdown - You Know I Couldn't Last (Morrisey)

  • Driving - Holiday Road (Lindsay Buckingham)

  • Flashback - Monkey Gone to Heaven (Pixies)

  • Getting Back Together - Me So Horny (2LiveCrew)

  • Wedding - Too Young to Date (D-Day)

  • Birth of a Child - Smells Like Cartoon Planet (Space Ghost & Brak)

  • Final Battle - Fade Away (The Buggles)

  • Death Scene - Monster Mash (Bobby "Boris" Pickett")

  • Funeral Song - Sweet & Tender Hooligan (The Smiths)

  • End Credits - Always Saturday (Guadalcanal Diary)

So, that's the soundtrack to my life, folks! You should do this, too - it's dopily fun. You don't have to share the results - I had no intention of doing so - but I hope you will.

And remember... never underestimate the RadioGods....

*And I'll also let you guess which extremely inappropriate song I'll be humming under my breath all day, as I return to my regularly scheduled list of all the stuff I was supposed to be doing today...


laeroport said...

fun stuff! Yea, Music Gods!

autum said...

Oh, I want to play but I'm so behind and don't have an iPod. I enjoyed your soundtrack though.

bekka said...

oh yeah, it's the one by 2 live crew? am i right? that tune is infectious.

Anonymous said...

Ha! That was going to be my guess to. You actually have Booby Brown on there too?! Hahahah! You crack me up! I don’t have an iPod either. I am such a backward hick when it comes to this stuff. I enjoyed your list though!

capello said...

hrmph. no ipod.

::kicking at the dirt::