Monday, April 16, 2007

Definitely An Independent Film

I've done this "soundtrack of your life" meme before, but a) I'm extremely bored at the moment, and b) I think this is a slightly longer version, and c) anything involving random mish-mashes of music never fails to amuse me. So:

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.

Opening Credits: "Closer to the Heart" by The String Quartet Tribute to Rush. Hmm. That's actually rather nice.

Waking Up: "Captain Jack" by Billy Joel. OK, that bodes less well. And, frankly, bears no relationship to my life whatsoever, even my teenage years. I was an entirely different type of disaffected teen.

First Day At School: "Young Lust" by Pink Floyd. Um, yeah, this is definitely somebody else's life we're documenting here.

Falling In Love: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by the Police. Well, at least it's an actual love song.

Fight Song: "Shelter from the Storm" by Bob Dylan. I can't imagine what kind of fight anybody could possibly have to that... Maybe it's actually played after the fight.

Breaking Up: "Soul Driver" by Bruch Springsteen. Um... OK. I guess the answer poor Bruce gets is a "no."

Prom: "Truck Drivin' Song" by Weird Al Yankovic. Bwah! That would have been much more interesting than my actual prom, which featured no cross-dressing whatsoever.

Life: "Jurassic Park" by Weird Al Yankovic. Alas, there has been a noticeable lack of dinosaurs in my life. Although I have seen a lot of movies, maybe that's what it refers to.

Mental Breakdown: "Par Avion" by Mike & the Mechanics. Possibly it's listening to this song that's causing the mental breakdown, I dunno...

Driving: "Battle with the Elements" by Dr. Jane and the Primordial Oohz. Apparently I'm driving across a periodic table. Or studying for a chemistry exam in the passenger seat.

Flashback: "For No One" by the Beatles. I guess I'm flashing back to that breakup I did to "Soul Driver."

Getting back together: "One Slip" by Pink Floyd. All right, that's just disturbing.

Wedding: "For Reasons Unknown" by the Killers. Yes, thank you soundtrack, I think it's now extremely clear that this is a doomed, loveless relationship I'm trapped in.

Birth of Child: "So Long" by the Goo Goo Dolls. So apparently the guy I married takes off as soon as the kid is born. Charming.

Final Battle: "I Love Almost Everybody" by Space Ghost. This movie appears to be some kind of bizarre tragicomedy, and I suspect it's going to be impossible not to laugh at this part.

Death Scene: "By the Rivers Dark" by Leonard Cohen. I have no idea what that means, but it seems weirdly appropriate, all things considered.

Funeral Song: "Cartoon Heroes" by Aqaua. Bwahahahahaha! I think I love this movie, actually.

End Credits: "Move" by Coleman Smith. Hmm. It's a jazzy, instrumental thing. I think it works.

OK, you know what? I definitely want to see this movie. It's got nothing to do with me, obviously, but it's got dinosaurs (possibly), cross-dressing truckers, a deeply cynical view of relationships, and a fine sense of irony and absurdity. Let me know when it's coming out on DVD; I'll stick it at the top of my Netflix queue.


  1. Apropos of nothing, I just thought you might like this (beverage/monitor warning):

  2. Bwahahaha! Oh, thank you, that gave me a giant laugh. I think I ought to link to it, in fact. :)

  3. I hope that film is rated R