Monday, November 06, 2006

Random Noise Bursts

Once again, the eloquent hulaseventy, wife of the visionary Ward-O-Matic, has inspired me to complete another meme post...I hope you can make some sense of it...and feel free to complete your own soundtrack meme if the inspiration/boredom hits you.

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:
"You Spin Me Round" Dead or Alive
(seems fitting enough)

waking up:
"What do You do with a Drunken Sailor " from a VERY GAY, cabaret music compilation from the 50's called "He's a Queen"
(this is hilarious...there's even a line that goes, "do what you will with a drunken sailor early in the mornnnniiiiiiiinnnnng" - I promise this is what came up!)

first day at school:
"2 Wicky" Hooverphonic

falling in love:
"C'est La Mort" Stereo Total
(I'm starting to realize that my itunes music might be a bit too weird and obscure for this meme...but oh well. This little ditty is cheerful and happy, so I guess it's good falling-in-love music. Although, I believe "Mort" means "death" or "the dead" in French...I think)

breaking up:
"AĆ©ro Dynamik" Kraftwerk
(breaking up can be as cold and chilly as how a Kraftwerk song SOUNDS. Those harsh Germans!)

"How About the Boys?" Arling & Cameron

life's okay:
"Yeah" LCD Soundsystem
(this seems right on)

mental breakdown:
"Sunshowers" M.I.A.
(I guess having a mental breakdown sounds like a Sri Lanka-raised electro-reggae-funk rapper)

"Take Me With U" Prince and the Revolution
(I'd go on a road trip with Prince, sure)

"Money" Human League
(haha...I don't like what this implies. I guess there's no money in my FUTURE)

getting back together:
"The Love Cats" Tricky
(well, Tricky's one sexy guy, so this seems perfect)

"Love Action (I Believe in Love)" Human League
(The Human League AGAIN? I guess I have a certain nerdy, new wave quality to my life. Appropriate title, don't you think?)

birth of child:
"Flicking Your Switch" Ladytron
(Ladytron's neo-electro-sound seems ALL WRONG for an environment involving the birth of any living creature)

final battle:
"Window Display" Enon
( we go...Enon's guitars have enough angst for a fight scene! Although, I can't imagine a fight scene taking place in a window display. That definitely seems pretty queer)

death scene:
"Diy" Robots In Disguise
(a song titled "Do it yourself" for a death scene...hmmmmm...yikes)

funeral song:
"Emotions & Photons" Freezepop
(this band's happy-poppy-bubbly sound would be so silly for a funeral...but y'know, I like it!)

end credits:
"Why You Wanna Treat Me so Bad?" Prince
(ha...perfect. That'll be the final, closing question!)

So, in conclusion, I see now that my itunes music library doesn't know a thing about DJ-ing a soundtrack for my life, unless of course, my life IS best comunicated through an absurdist, DADA-like film score, where irony plays a big part in the retelling of my life story.


Jo Bling said...

Is Tricky's "Love Cats" a cover version of the original Cure song?

Lovely site btw Justin, having stumbled across your work a few times on mutually read blogs :-) Smashing stuff!


andrea said...

oh yesyesyes! I love that you did this. I KNEW yours would be so interesting to read... you have such fantastically eclectic music tastes. I love that about you! and I miss it. *sniff*

'take me with you' for driving-- perfection. and I was laughing over ladytron for birth of a child. hysterical.

thanks for playing along and thanks for your recent lovely comments on my blog, friend. xoxo

Ward Jenkins said...

Great songs here, Justin! I really love how prophetic "You Spin Me Round" is for the opening credits -- also, how fitting that for the driving part of your life, it's "Take Me With You!" (Any Prince is right on in my book, of course.)

J, I'm trying to get ahold of you, but don't have your cell number -- could you call me at work today? Would love to catch up!

Jazzy Justin said...

Hey guys, thanks!

jo bling - Actually, I don't think Tricky's "Love Cats" is a cover of the Cure's song of the same name...I think it's a different song altogether...but it's been a while since I've listened to the Cure's "Love Cats"...also, thanks for the compliments, man!

andrea - you know you inspired me, oh creative one! I definitely want to hang out when you're in NY! Miss ya.

ward - Yeah, that Prince song seemed too perfect to be true. You just never know what you're going to get with in a shuffle. Good talking to you the other day, too.