Life Soundtrack

Stolen from emaw (and proudly so):

Here’s how it works:
1. Open your music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, whatev)
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

Here it is – the soundtrack to Jay Preu: Bald, Thin, and Outta Control:

Opening credits:
Middleclass Kill – Subtle (did you ever see my first blog: Suburban Rubble?)

Waking up:
Throw Ya Gunz – Onyx (interestingly, i named my film before these songs started playing.)

First day of school:
When the Music Stops – Eminem (a little harsh for kiddygarden.)

Falling in love:
Perdámonos – Flor Silvestre (i may be wrong, but i think this translates (loosely) to “let’s go get lost”, which is right on for this moment.)

First Song:
Don’t Stop the Rock – Freestylers (while not really the first song i fell in love with – close enough in spirit to count for my film. you must find this song, party people.)

Fight Song:
Ten Thousand Lines – Electric President (to score the oddest fight sequence ever filmed, to be sure. slo-mo, lots of close-ups, panning out to a wide-angle overhead at song’s end.)

Breaking Up:
Listen to the Band – The Monkees (this would actually be a rather comedic scene.)

Stars Fell on Alabama – Billie Holiday (ooo…way sexy sophisticated for high-school prom.)

Walking Spanish – Tom Waits (oh man! i love love love that this track came up for life. listen to the melody and imagine a time-lapsed montage of hall-walking through the years.)

Mental Breakdown:
Soldier Girl – The Polyphonic Spree (this is a sweet song to break down to. and fits in quite thematically with the sequence of true biography.)

Rebound – Teenage Bottlerocket (fitting, if i’m driving after ‘mental breakdown’.)

Ask – The Smiths (wow. this is a grand song for a flashback sequence!)

Getting back together:
Bettie Bettie – BR5-49 (cute hook back up song.)

Fly – Luscious Jackson (interesting…kinda slow, surfy for a wedding – but i could make it work visually.)

Birth of child:
Honey Power – My Bloody Valentine (sweet! as an aside – we actually had a taped episode of night tides playing during ro’s birth.)

Death Scene:
Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) – Jim Croce (good lord i hope i’m lucky enough to die to this song…how fun!)

Funeral Song:
Help From My Friends – Parlet (dude, this is so fitting. funk at my funeral…thank you, random selection.)

End Credits:
Darlene – Erasure (new erasure to boot…this is a good credit rolling song, kinda random to close my life – but i do love the erasure…)

Life Soundtrack

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