October 15th, 2006


Soundtrack of your life meme


Gaacked (is that how it's supposed to be spelled? interesting…) from gerisullivan and a host of others.

So, here’s how it works:
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…

Since I read this as I was getting ready to go to work, I decided to note and start with the first song the iPod came up with when I got in the car and to continue at work. The one difference between what I did and the rules is that I didn’t press the “next” button—I simply let everything play through and then captured the listing the next morning with a smart list. I don’t know how “cutely” and/or engagingly the songs aligned with the “movie segments,” but I do think the iPod came up with a very interesting bunch of transitions, so here goes the listing:

Opening Credits: “Hey Bo Diddley > Hide Away [Studio Jam]” – Jerry Garcia – Outtakes, Jams & Alternates [All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions]

Waking Up: “Floating Bridge” – Eric Clapton – Another Ticket

First Day At School: “Blues For Jimmy” – James P. Johnson – The Original James P. Johnson 1942–1945: Piano Solos

Falling In Love: “Canned Heat Blues” – Tommy Johnson – First Time I Met the Blues [When The Sun Goes Down: The Secret History Of Rock & Roll]

Breaking Up: “Winter Sun” – Breakfast Special – Bonus Disc—The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records

Prom: “God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind)” – Randy Newman – Sail Away

Life is Good: “Dancin’ In The Streets” – Grateful Dead – Terrapin Station [Beyond Description (1973–1989)]

Mental Breakdown: “Okin Omo Ni (The King Of The Children)” – I.K. Dairo – The Rough Guide to the Music of Nigeria & Ghana—Juju. Afrobeat, Fuji; living the Highlife

Driving: “Shiloh” – Emerson & Waldron – The Rough Guide to Bluegrass—lightning string music from the Appalachians

Flashback: “I See You” – Alitsut – Festival of Light

Getting Back Together: “Mississippi Moon” – Jerry Garcia – Garcia (Compliments) [All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions]

Wedding: “Sweet And Low-Down > Blue, Blue, Blue > Embraceable You” – New York Philharmonic; Zubin Mehta, Director – Manhattan (Music from the Woody Allen Film)

Paying the Dues: “Bye Bye Blackbird” – Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

The Night Before The War: “Behind Blue Eyes” – The Who – Who’s Next [Deluxe Edition]

Final Battle: “Bugle Call Banjo” – Bluegrass Travelers – Fonotone Records: Disc 1—Jug In The Shade

Moment of Triumph: “Redneck Friend” – Jackson Browne – For Everyman

Death Scene: “Herr Holkin” – Garmarna – Vedergällningen (Vengeance)

Funeral Song: “Keep Rolling By” – Grateful Dead – Birth Of The Dead (Disc 2: The Live Sides) [The Golden Road (1965–1973)]

End Credits: “Concerto in A major, Op.2 No.2,” Thomas Chilcot; – Paul Nicholson; The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra – English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos [Hyperion—The English Orpheus, Volume 22]

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