Monday, December 04, 2006


I totally stole this Soundtrack to my Life Movie meme from Isabel. If you want to play, here’s how it works:

1. Open your library on your Zen or Ipod or other MP3 player (or, if you're me or Isabel, open Media Player on your computer. High tech!)

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.

Opening Credits: Hide & Seek by Imogen Heap
This is a pretty good choice. It's actually the first song in my current favorite rock playlist.

Waking Up: Porcelain by Moby
Another great choice.

Falling In Love: Halcyon by Orbital
This may be appropriate in that it's one of MB's tracks instead of mine. Also, "halcyon" means:
1. calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather.
2. rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace.
3. happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth.

BACKUP: Only Him or Me by Townes Van Zandt
This is actually more of a breakup or regret song.

Fight Song: Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood) by Counting Crows
Never go to bed angry?

Breaking Up: All Over Again by Johnny Cash
Definitely should be the falling in love song, instead.

Making Up: Ratts of the Capital by Mogwai
I actually haven't listened to the Mogwai tracks I have very much. They're pretty, though, so I guess they could work for making up.

Life’s Ok: My Proud Mountains by Townes Van Zandt

Mental Breakdown: Henry Lee by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Driving: The Emperor Arrives (Return of the Jedi)

BACKUP: Take it or Leave It by the Strokes

Flashbacks: Gone Crazy by Marcy Playground
This is freaking PERFECT. Really does take me right back to high school.

Happy Dance: Five Feet High and Rising by Johnny Cash
This is not a very happy song.

Regret: Whatsername by Green Day

Final Battle: March of the Pigs by Nine Inch Nails
Apparently my final battle takes place in a Mortal Kombat game.

Death Scene: “Techno Track 02” (some song from a BoMB mix)
I'm not at all familiar with this track, but it starts out sort of melodic and melancholy, so I guess that’s fitting.

Final Credits: The Steward of Gondor (Return of the King)
Home is behind
The world ahead.
And there are many paths to tread.
Through shadow,
To the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall...fade.

I did it a second time, just to see what would change.

Opening Credits: Wang Dang Doodle by Koko Taylor

Waking Up: Pop’s Love Suicide by STP

Falling In Love: Marie by Townes Van Zandt

Fight Song: Metal by NIN

Breaking Up: Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman

Making Up: You Learn by Alanis

Life’s Ok: Sometimes by the John Butler Trio

Mental Breakdown: Where Is My Mind by the Pixies

Driving: The Frail by NIN

Flashbacks: Tupelo by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Happy Dance: The Snake Song by Townes Van Zandt
“You can’t hold me, I’m too slippery..."

Regret: Swagger by Flogging Molly

Final Battle: Apple Shampoo by Blink 182
At this point things start to break down.

Death Scene: Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

Final Credits: There’s a Fire in the Night by Alabama

All told, I think the first soundtrack turned out a lot better.

Randomizing: Simian Farmer
Because this is absolute gold: "Even if it's warm enough in a few days, I don't think I'll be terribly inclined to wrangle an extension ladder in two feet of snow to put plastic clips and strings of lights up around our eaves. I probably still will, since my wife will give me 'that look' and then slyly promise sexual favours that, as her husband, are my God-given right anyway. Merry Christmas.

My wife doesn't read all of what I put up here. So sometimes I feel like I'm playing Russian Roulette. My money's on Odds right now."

Reading: Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman

Playing: Delta Momma Blues by Townes Van Zandt, Sunrise Over Sea by the John Butler Trio (sound warning)


  1. Rather than make this into a full-fledged post, here's my list:

    Opening Credits: Slime Creatures From Outer Space - "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Waking Up: Big - Jim Johnston (WWE Wrestler Theme Song)
    "Weeeeeeell, It's the Big Show!"

    Falling In Love: Ottom Out - (Baten Kaitos Soundtrack) Motoi Sakuraba

    Fight Song: Sometime, Somewhere (Final Fantasy XI Soundtrack)

    Breaking Up: '85 Radio Special Thank You - They Might Be Giants
    "In April, we all sang a duet with Tina Turner.
    In a way it was nice, and it was our favorite song.
    But we spent the entire summer resting up, looking for some vital link missing in the big picture. Bill said he had found it, but in fact he had lost it."

    Making Up: Memo To Human Resources - They Might Be Giants

    Life’s Ok: The Song That Doesn't End - Brak

    Mental Breakdown: Into The Spiral Tension - (Baten Kaitos II Soundtrack) Motoi Sakuraba

    Driving: Brak's Comedy Gold #3 - Brak
    "The other day I saw a man with one leg named Ralph.
    Oh, really? Was he nice?
    Ah ha ha ha ha ha! Oh boy!"

    Flashbacks: Hoodleehoo - Cartoon Planet

    Happy Dance: This is a Test - Jim Johnston (WWE Wrestler Theme Song)

    Regret: She's Got Issues - Offspring

    Final Battle: Reel Big Mario - OCRemix

    Death Scene: Spirit Fountain in Azure - (Baten Kaitos Soundtrack) Motoi Sakuraba

    Final Credits: Everfrost Peak - RARE

    Overall... Fairly accurate, I suppose.

  2. Anonymous9:49 PM

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  3. Anonymous12:50 AM

    I clicked over from your comment on Simian Farmer. This post reminds me of one that I did, and which also included "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap.

    Mine is here, with different and more numerous questions.

  4. Oooh...thanks, Mark! I'll have to try that one :D