Friday, June 15, 2007

Original Random Soundtrack

Memes. They're fun. They're informative. They're (mostly) easy. They're everywhere.

Beth caught this one, as did Christie, as have several other bloggers in their orbit. This one's easy - all you need is an iPod, an iTunes library, or anything that will work on random play. My weapon of choice is The Hill's 200-disc CD changer, since it takes too damned long to download tunes on the dial-up connection we're saddled with out here in the sticks.

Set your library on random play, then fit the tunes to the soundtrack categories (no doubt cribbed from a John Hughes movie) that follow. Here's the complete instructions:

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...

This is something like asking the Magic 8-Ball...

Opening Credits: "Lionized", Tragically Hip (Your opening credits should always be obscure.)
Waking Up: "Let It Grow", Eric Clapton
First Day At School: "God", Tori Amos
Falling In Love: "Sweet Jane", Velvet Underground
Fight Song: "Burning House Of Love", X
Breaking Up "Beth", Kiss (I swear my changer is smarter than I am...)
Prom: "Wait", White Lion
Mental Breakdown: "Baba O'Riley", The Who
Driving: "Adam Raised A Cain", Bruce Springsteen
Flashback: "Matte Kudasai", King Crimson (perfect for flashbacks)
Getting Back Together: "Northern Wind", Steve Earle (a nice acoustic instrumental from Train A Comin')
Wedding: "Members Only", Sheryl Crow (one of my favorite Crow lyrics, perfect for receptions: "All the white folks shake their asses / Looking for the two and four")
Birth Of Child: "These Foolish Things", Bryan Ferry
Final Battle: "I'm Your Captain / Closer to Home", Grand Funk Railroad
Death Scene: "Fly By Night", Rush
Funeral Song: "I Hope You're Happy Now", Elvis Costello
End Credits: "Sad Dress", Belly (End credits should always be obscure as well. Although Belly deserved a better fate.)

Among other things, this gives you some idea of what's on The Hill's sound system. As I said, this meme's simple and easy, and available to anyone who wants to take a crack at it.