06 November 2006

monday night meme

because it's monday and I have something I really, really want to write about. but it's going to take so much out of me, I just know it and I am not up to it, not tonight. and this random meme business is just SO MUCH EASIER. plus, katie tagged me and I never could resist a meme. it's a shortcoming of mine and I'm not sorry for it.

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

opening credits:
"femme fatale" velvet underground

waking up:
"ain't I good to you" ella fitzgerald and louis armstrong

first day at school:
"these boots are made for walking" nancy sinatra

falling in love:
"I am waiting" rolling stones

breaking up:
"I am a grocery bag" they might be giants
(um, I love the idea of a break up scene with this in the background)

"bonita applebum" a tribe called quest

life's okay:
"sweet thang" van morrison

mental breakdown:
"acetate prophets" jurassic five

"next universe" mos def

"you can't go home again" DJ shadow

getting back together:
"night fever" bee gees

"freakazoid" midnight star
(think about that for a minute, it's just so good to think about-- walking down the aisle, occasionally breaking into the robot)

birth of child:
"playground love" air

final battle:
"mambo italiano" rosemary clooney
(come to think of it, I have been known to belt this out at random and sometimes inappropriate times-- this song could so be my own personal battle cry)

death scene:
"naked as we came" iron and wine
(I SWEAR this was the one that came up)

funeral song:
"our lips are sealed" the go-gos
(you got that right, mojambo-- so true and maybe a little too morbid for monday night)

end credits:
"la valse d'amelie" yann tierson

in conclusion, I think there's a little man in the ipod and he is on to me. I am now tagging all y'all.


  1. OMG -- love this and am stealing it immediately. Crazy how many tunes we share!


  2. Aaack!
    Those are fanTAStic!!
    I just posted my version and I got some crazy ones!! (hello, childbirth?!
    Smooches to you, honey.

  3. This is so cool. I love your itunes shuffle luck! I can't resist. I'm doin' it...

  4. yeah, i'm in. that was fun. also got a spooky death scene song ("both go down together" decemberists)

  5. What a fantastic meme here and while I can't resist a meme, I also don't know if I'm up to this challenge but man do I love your answers here.

  6. love this meme and imagining you doing the robot for your wedding procession! so fun :) i'll have to try this soon.

  7. life works in mysterious ways!

  8. I went ahead and posted mine today. The coincidences are staggering! And yes, doing the robot as we walk down the aisle is such a perfect image.

  9. I think we all need a cd copy of this mix :)
    I am so the only person in the world without and ipod...

  10. I'm too scared that Celine Dion would come up more than three times.

  11. wow, that is amazing! there must be someone living in that little music machine!!!!
    great music list :)

  12. I did it in the middle of the night. The results made me laugh out loud...

  13. That looks so fun. I am going to do it RIGHT NOW!!!!! Thanks for the idea.