A geeky girl living in the big city, making her way, the only way she knows how... no wait, that's The Dukes of Hazzard. Who am I again? Oh yeah, a pop culture obsessed writer, publishing person, and occasional nerd. And I'm getting married. I talk about that, too.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Movie Soundtrack Meme


So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle/Random
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:
"Singing for the Lonely" by Robbie Williams, from "Sing When You're Winning." A nice opening song, I think. Moving on...

Waking Up:
"Reel Around the Sun" by Bill Whelan, from "Riverdance." Now that's just spooky. Starts slow and quiet, like most days when I wake up, adds more layer by layer, and turns into something heart pounding and exciting, with drums and dancing. I like.

First Day At School:
"Too Many Fish in the Sea" by The Commitments, from "The Commitments, Vol. 2." Heh.

Falling In Love:
"Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants, from "Flood." Yeah, that probably covers it. Wacky and weird.

Breaking Up:
Track 5 from a self-released album by Chris Seldon, a musician some friends and I met at an Irish music festival. Sample lyrics include "And I wanna be somebody tonight." Very cool.

"It Takes Two" by Joanna Gleason and Chip Zien, from the Original Broadway Cast Album of "Into the Woods." Which, you know, works. Prom's better with two.

Life's OK:
"Full Throttle" by The Prodigy, from the "Life Less Ordinary" soundtrack. A little more driving and clubby than I'd have picked myself, but not unlike how life feels sometimes.

Mental Breakdown:
"Shapeshifter" by Josie And The Pussycats, from the soundtrack album. Again, I say: heh.

"Another Postcard" by BNL from "Everything to Everyone." Ohmigod. So perfect. Reminds me of driving crosscountry with the Queen of Monkeys, Elena.

"Without Letting Go" by Laurie Sargent, from the "Party of Five" tv soundtrack. Lots of soundtracks. Which is pretty fitting, for a soundtrack meme. I picture me packing, for some reason. Shots of people traveling and moving through a crowded city goes very well with this music.

Getting Back Together:
Or maybe not. "A Quick One While He's Away" by The Who, from the "Rushmore" soundtrack.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley, from "50 Worldwide Gold Hits." Not the Elvis song I'd have picked, but it's got a beat, and you can dance to it!

Birth of Child:
"American Girls" by Counting Crows. Dear God, am I going to have TWINS?

Final Battle:
"Here and Now" by Del Amitri, from "Twisted." Not very fight-y. That's good, right?

Death Scene:
Beautiful. It's "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra. Start spreading the news...

Funeral Song:
"Making Time" by Creation, again from "Rushmore". Over 4,000 songs on my iTunes, and I get two from the same album? Wacky!

Sex Scene:
"The Moonshiner" by The Fenians, from "Live At The Harp." Well, sex DOES often involve alcohol...

Dance Sequence:
"Leather" by Tori Amos, from "Little Earthquakes." Actually, I imagine this is quite a difficult song to dance to. Hmmm. Must have gotten my life soundtrack confused with my college roommate's, who did a ballet performance to Tori Amos tunes.

End Credits:
"One" by Johnny Cash, from "American III: Solitary Man." A great cover of the U2 song. "One love, one life..."

(via ***Dave, BD)



Blogger Boulder Dude said...

I don't know...

Listening to Leather right now and a waltz, a Reel or something with movement and light footwork might work out well with the beat and the rythm of the song.

10/31/2006 5:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I saw someone dancing to “Leather,” I doubt I’d be able to look away.

Anyway, great meme. I had to try it myself.


11/01/2006 4:51 PM


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