Don't normally do memes, but this one struck a chord with me, mostly because it's about music, and also because when I started to go through the songs for each stage of my life, some amazing coincidences occurred. Too coincidental for me not to share you all. For what it's worth, I didn't cheat -- these songs actually came up in the order shown below. Here goes:
If your life were a soundtrack, what would the music be?
Here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod).
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. New question-- press the next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool.
"Night of the Living Baseheads" Public Enemy
"Going Out West" Tom Waits
First day at school:
"Love and Peace or Else" U2
Falling in love:
"Run" Soul Position
(Pretty much sums up my love life during my early years.)
"Dignity & Shame" Crooked Fingers
(What a wild coincidence here! Again -- all too telling.)
"Babalu" Yma Sumac
"Everything Is Everything" Lauryn Hill
"Raspberry Beret (extended version)" Prince & the Revolution
(Nothing like a little Prince to get me through any sort of mental state I'm currently in.)
"Feelin' Alright" Traffic
(I mean, c'mon -- TRAFFIC? For the "Driving" section? This was just too creepy for me!)
"Downtown" Petula Clark
(Ha! Nothing like a flashback song for a flashback.)
Getting back together:
"Paint It Black" Rolling Stones
(Hmmm...more truth being told here?)
"Fool Says" M. Ward
(Let's hope this isn't true. After 12 years it's been a pretty good run so far.)
Birth of child:
"Naked As We Came" Iron & Wine
(Yeah. This was what came up. I'm not kidding. I know. I'm freaking out too.)
"Valentine Heart" Tanita Takiram
(Very anti-climatic. Oh well. Can't win them all.)
"Elvis Presley & America" U2
"Do Right Woman Do Right Man" Aretha Franklin
(Well, I have to say that Aretha singing for my funeral isn't all bad.)
"Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood
(Nothing like a little retro 80's to take people out of the auditorium.)
So there ya go. Something fun for this cold, rainy day. I'd love to see what comes up for your life soundtrack. Post them in the comments and share with us. In the meantime, I'm tagging three: Jared (because he's got an nothing better to do), Johnny (because of the same reason), and Sister Amy (because she needs to get her head out of her daily novel writin'). Get to it, guys!
Be sure to check out wifey's, too.