Tuesday, December 11, 2007

iPod Meme

the iPod Meme / the Personal Choice Soundtrack Meme

Note: there are TWO memes here. The first is the iPod Meme that is making the rounds (tagged by My Middle Name is Patience)

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 section, type the song that’s playing
  5. next section — press the next button
  6. don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool

opening credits:
Breaking the Law by Judas Priest

waking up:
Inside Out by XYZ

Should I guess what else you have in mind
When no means yes we've got to draw the line
Fire up and let me know
Come on honey let it go
Inside out whoa whoa oh do it again
Inside out whoa whoa oh do it again

first day at school:
Anything Goes by Guns N'Roses [Well. *shock* You'd think I did nothing but party.]

I been thinkin' bout
Thinkin' bout s*x
Always hungry for somethin'
That I haven't had yet
Maybe baby you got somethin' to lose
Well I got somethin', I got somethin' for you

My way your way
Anything goes tonight
My way your way
Anything goes tonight

falling in love:
Privilege by Incubus [somehow I find these lyrics appropriate]

Isn't it strange that a gift could be an enemy?
Isn't it weird that a privilege could feel like a chore?
Maybe it's me but this line isn't going anywhere,
Maybe if we looked hard enough, we could find a back door.


(Find yourself a back door)
I see you in line, dragging your feet you have my sympathy.
The day you were born, you were born free.
That is your privilege.
Isn't it strange that the man standing in front of me
Doesn't have a clue why he's waiting,

Or what he's waiting for?

Maybe it's me, but I'm sick of wasting energy.
Maybe if I look in my heart I could find a back door.
(Find yourself a back door.)

I see you in line, dragging your feet you have my sympathy.
The day you were born, you were born free.
That is your privilege.

breaking up:
Life Is Beautiful by Sixx: A.M.

I was waiting for my hearse—what came next was so much worse
It took a funeral to make me feel alive...


prom:
High Wire by Badlands [uh... *blush* really, I was a good girl at prom... that all came later]

Standin' here, I got my eye on you
Your story bleeds, but there's no review
Honey drip that set my soul on fire
Stealin' hearts got me walkin' the wire
You're gonna lose control
All night long
When I find my love, love, love
High wire

life’s okay:
Still of the Night by Whitesnake

In the still of the night I hear the wolf howl, honey
Sniffing around your door
In the still of the night I feel my heart beating heavy
Telling me I gotta have more

mental breakdown:
Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

driving:
Iris by Goo Goo Dolls [what a perfect song for the open road! But with all the heavy rock in my playlist, wouldn't Incubus' "Drive" have made more sense here?]

flashback:
All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow [OMG, this is SO my life in 1989 Los Angeles...]

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

I like a good beer buzz early in the morning
And Billy likes to peel the labels
From his bottles of Bud and shred them on the bar...

getting back together:
Love of a Lifetime by Firehouse [my, aren't we jaded?]

With every kiss our love is like brand new
And every star up in the sky was made for me and you
Still we both know that the road is long
We know that we will be together because our love is strong...

Finally found the love of a lifetime
A love to last my whole life through
Finally found the love of a lifetime
Forever in my heart, I've
finally found the love of a lifetime

[Yeah... uh, isn't that what you said BEFORE we broke up?]

wedding:
Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi [*gigglesnort*]

birth of child:
Breakdown by Tantric

I know the breakdown
Everything is gonna shake now someday
I know the breakdown
Tell me again now may you wake now baby
You can find the reason that
No One else is livin this way, yeah
Livin this way, yeah

If you find yourself then you might believe
Live within yourself you just might conceive

final battle:
I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt [oh, now, this is just depressing...]

death scene:
Click Click Boom by Saliva [oh, yeah, die with my boots on, headbangin'!]

Click Click Boom!
I'm comin' down on the stereo, hear me on the radio
Click Click Boom!
I'm comin' down with the new style and you know it's buck wild
Click Click Boom!
I'm on the radio station Tour around the nation,
Leavin' the scene in devastation

Why have I clouded up my mind
Why's my mother always right
And will I make it to the end
Or will I crawl away and die

end credits:
Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban

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A good enough post mortem tune, I guess, though I would have preferred another song... which leads me to a thought. How about creating the sound track YOU desire?

opening credits:
Here For the Party by Gretchen Wilson
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N'Roses
[fitting, because the end siren on "Party" is a great segue into Axl's siren-like primal scream at the beginning of "Jungle".]

waking up:
Up All Night by Slaughter

first day at school:
Out Ta Get Me by Guns N'Roses
[Same band from the original meme. Different song. More aptly describes my academic experience as a youth.]

falling in love:
Just Might (Make Me Believe) by Sugarland

breaking up:
I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt
Leave the Pieces by the Wreckers

prom:
Lady by Styx

life’s okay:
Rise Today
by Alter Bridge
Gettin' Better by Tesla

mental breakdown:
Breakdown by Tantric

driving:
Drive by Incubus
Shapes of Things by Gary Moore

flashback:
Shapes of Things by Gary Moore [yep, two appropriate places for one of my faves]
Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls

getting back together:
Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

wedding:
Faithfully by Journey

birth of child:
Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns N'Roses

final battle:
two songs by Sixx: A.M.
Life Is Beautiful
Pray For Me

death scene:
Click Click Boom by Saliva [I still find this fitting...]

end credits:
Can't Find My Way Home by Blind Faith
Go Rest High on that Mountain by Vince Gill
Every Day is a Winding Road by Sheryl Crow
[end on a positive song; long end credits cuz there would be lots of location crews and bit players *ahem* ;-) ]

Now it is YOUR turn. You decide. Either let fate choose your soundtrack... or YOU CHOOSE. Leave me a comment if you play along.



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1 Comments:

At 9:24 PM, December 15, 2007, Blogger Carrie K said...

The switch and pick your own soundtrack is inspired, Jeanne! Great songs. I did like the random chance ones though too.
Dead or Alive particularly. And the Incubus song....

 

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