I just had a comment pop-up on a post on my old Sample as that blog: the post was the one from a couple of years back about the meme where you put iTunes on shuffle and use it to create a soundtrack for your life. As 2008 has been quite a momentous year for me I thought I’d re-run it to see if iTunes has anything to say about my life at this point in time (hey, it’s Sunday & I’m killing time before I head to a mate’s).
If your life were a soundtrack, what would the music be?
1. Open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, Zen, iPod)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the name of whatever song comes up
5. New question—press the next button6. don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool
SOUNDTRACK FOR MY LIFE … (SHARE YOURS IN THE COMMENTS)
“I Love Acid” Luke Vibert
“Something That’s Real” The Quantic Soul Orchestra feat. Alice Russell
first day at school:
“Soul Flower (Remix)” The Pharcyde
falling in love:
“Si Se Puede” Ray Camacho (the title translates as “Yes we can”)
“Here I Come” Barrington Levy
prom or similar:
“American Money” New Fast Automatic Daffodils
“Sinny Sin Sins” Roots Manuva
“Glory Box” Portishead
“You’ve Got It Bad Girl” Stevie Wonder
“Aciddisco” Luke Vibert
getting back together:
“Mission Venice” Nightmares On Wax
“Over You” Lyrics Born
birth of child:
“Jungle Love” Jay Dee aka J Dilla
“Ghetto Cartoon” Coolio
“Cannonball” Damian Rice
“Miss Moral” Benny Sings & Rednose Distrikt
There’s some interesting ones here: most Portishead songs sound like the musical equivalents of breakdowns, a wedding soundtracked by a tune called Over You probably wouldn’t be the most auspicious one, I reckon Venice would be a lovely place to be reunited with someone whilst a love scene where the song title translates as Yes We Can has to be a positive one.
If you’re bored and fancy giving it a go, put your results in the comments.Here’s Glory Box whilst you think about it.
iTunes album art image by hiddedevries on flickr