Saturday, March 10, 2007

Life soundtrack

I found this over at Natalie's blog.

Life Soundtrack


*Updated to correct the omission of the "Getting Back Together" section that occured previously.*

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

Opening Credits:
a) Storm in My Heart -- Colin Hay
b) Veronica -- Elvis Costello

Waking Up
a) End of the World Party -- Medeski, Martin, &
b) Quality Time -- Hank Dogs

First day at High School:
a) Moses -- Patty Griffin
b) Mighty Little Man -- Steve Burns (I wasn't very tall back then, but mighty? Hmm...)

Falling in Love:
a) One From Your Head -- Hank Dogs (wow, dark and depressing -- a perfect fit for early romantic experiences...)
b) Five Guys Named Moe -- Joe Jackson (presumably capturing the humorous side of such things)

Fight Song:
a) With This Love (choir) -- Peter Gabriel (cool tune, but a fight song?)
b) My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home -- Sting

Breaking Up:

a) Amazing Grace -- Sufjan Stephens
b) In Your Eyes -- Peter Gabriel

a) Light Up a Candle -- Kasey Chambers
b) Black Horse & The Cherry Tree -- KT Tunstall

a) Guadete -- Mediaeval Baebes
b) Love Me Broughte -- Mediaeval Baebes

Mental Breakdown:
a) Music For Montgomery County, PA -- Steve Burns
b) Every Time it Rains -- Charlotte Martin (remarkably fitting, if you know the song)


a) Hollywood -- Hang Dogs
b) So Hard -- Dixie Chicks


a) Tiny Dancer (Live) -- Elton John
b) A Million Tears -- Kasey Chambers

Getting Back Together:
a) So Cruel -- U2 (perhaps the "shuffle" gods are trying to tell me something...)
b) Gypsy Woman -- Martin Sexton (hmm...)

a) She Changes Like the Weather -- Nic Armstrong & The
b) The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn -- Alison Krauss & Union Station (?!)

Birth of Child:
a) The Finish Line -- Snow Patrol
b) From Thence I Went to the Landgrave of Hessen -- Sting

Final Battle:

a) Jacksonville -- Sufjan Stevens
b) Cold Hands (Warm Heart) -- Brendan Benson

Death Scene:
a) Crooked Teeth -- Death Cab for Cutie
b) White Christmas -- Diana Krall

Funeral Song:
a) Little Drummer Boy -- Martin Sexton (Christmas music?!)
b) Come Heavy Sleep -- Sting (OK, fitting. Depressing, but fitting)

End Credits:

a) Ebben?? Ne andro lotana (from La Wally) -- various artists (opera)
b) Maggie -- Colin Hay (a fitting ending -- I love that song)


Alex said...

You and my husband share musical tastes!

steve said...


Cool! I'd love to know what kinds of things he's listening to.