Thursday, 6 March 2008

The Soundtrack of Your Life

(Gina Ardito posted this for her Thursday Thirteen, and I liked it so much, I had to do it right away. This is the corrected version of mine, which first appeared in her blog - I didn't alter the choices, just put them where they should have been!)

If your life were a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

Open your music library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod). Put it on shuffle. Press play. For every section, type the song that's playing. Next section : press the next button. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool. Play it as it comes up.

1. Opening Credits: "Meraviglia" (which means "Wonderful")(Samuele Bersani) Hmmm... Interesting choice to start with, iPod... But I can imagine it working really well. :)

2. Waking Up: "Hammering In My Head" (Garbage) LOL! "I'm stressed but you're freestyle /
I'm overworked but I'm undersexed /I must be made of concrete /I sign my name across your chest " LOL!

3. Falling in Love: "Big Julie" (Jarvis Cocker) "She's by herself again/ in the quiet secret night/ below the neighbor's window/ hands in pockets/ head on one side..."

4. Breaking Up: "Hello Goodbye" (the Beatles) How perfect is that? LOL!

5. Life's Okay: "Beneath the Blue Sky" (the Go-Go's) Make of it what you will... ;)

6. Mental Breakdown: "Beauty Mark" (Charlotte Gainsbourg) It's moody enough to work, for sure...

7. Flashback: "Se Ti Convincerai" ("If You Will Convince Yourself")(Samuele Bersani) - "If you will convince yourself, my love/ with calm I will give to you/ my whole list of excuses/ comprised of those which not even I have known..."

8. Getting Back Together: "Hungry Like the Wolf" (Duran Duran) - now that's random!

9. Wedding: "One Slip" (Pink Floyd) - Another utterly random one, but it begins with these lines: "A restless eye across a weary room/ A glazed look, and I was on the road to ruin/ the music played and played as we whirled without end/ no hint, no word/ her honor to defend..." Sounds more like a love scene song, to me...then again, it eventually talks about an unplanned pregnancy, so...

10. Birth of Child: "Love and Anger" (Kate Bush) "It lay buried here/ It lay deep inside me/ It's so deep I don't think that I can speak about it..."

11. Final Battle: "Ragazzo dell'Europa" ("Boy of Europe") (Gianna Nannini) It has a rather plodding, weary beat and lots of '80s style guitars... Still, a bit too random, I guess.

12. Death Scene: "Un Matto" ("A Fool") (Fabrizio de Andrè) - I confess, I don't know this one really well, but it's a perky tune. :)

13. Ending Credits: "Up the Khyber" (Pink Floyd) OMG! LOL! It's an instrumental, but - nasty potential double meanings aside - it could totally work as a closing theme. Hmmm...

Wow, this was fun! Thanks for posting it, Gina! :)


Ivanhoe said...

Wow - that is a cool list! Believe it or not, I still do not have an MP3 player nor I-pod. Otherwise I would steal this great meme...
P.S.: I love Duran Duran!~

Playful Professional said...

This is a great idea. I may have to steal it one of these days just to see what happens for me!

Rhonda Stapleton said...

I love it! Your songs are eclectic like my tastes...awesome. :D

Shelley Munro said...

Awesome, TT. I am so going to steal this idea. :)

Heather said...

What a fun idea for a T13! I have a feeling a lot of people will be borrowing this one!

Anonymous said...

OH, I did this not too long ago! It was by far my favorite meme to date! It's so fun!

Gwen Mitchell said...

LOL! That's too funny - I copied Gina too & 'Hello Goodbye' was my ending credits. You have good taste. *wink*

Happy TT!

Kathleen Oxley said...

Great, TT!!

Also, I tagged you for a fun and easy meme - check it out:

:) Kat