- Open your music library (iTunes, iPod, etc.) – I used my ipod that I had with me at work – a choice of 811 songs from my almost 10,000-song library
- Put it on shuffle
- Press play
- For every question, type the song that’s playing
- When you go to a new question, press the next button
- Don’t lie and try to pretend your cool…!
Seeing Things â€“ Zero 7
Train Wreck â€“ Elliot Yamin
Yes, the American Idol 3rd-place finisher
First day of school:
All Alone (On Eilean Shona) â€“ 1 Giant Leap
For more about 1 Giant Leap, check out this post
Falling in love:
Apologize â€“ One Republic with Timbaland
Great recent song. It’s pretty amazing that these guys are the most popular band on MySpace without having released an album.
Dream About Flying – Alexi Murdoch
Very Nick-Drake-esque – this is typical music for me. Sad bastards. If this is my first song, that would explain why I listen to the music that I do.
When the World Ends – Dave Matthews
The version that came up was from the extra 5-song live CD included on Dave’s solo album. Just so you know. Not exactly a violent fighting song, but hey…I’m a pacifist.
Ghost World – Aimee Mann
Anything by Aimee Mann would be a good break-up song.
Don’t Panic – Coldplay
I love Coldplay, but my prom was lame.
Long Distance Call – David Gray
“This Year’s Love” is a better song.
Little of Your Time – Maroon 5
While I feel like Songs About Jane was a better album, the new one is still pretty good.
Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley
Yes, I realize it was a remake. Gnarls Barkley is awesome all the same.
My Stupid Mouth – John Mayer
Pretty funny. I used to be (and still am to some extent) the guy in the lyrics, always saying stuff that I didn’t think through or consider the ramifications of entirely. I’ve made a conscious effort to NOT be that guy, but he sneaks in every once in a while.
Getting back together:
Full of Grace – Sarah McLachlan
A beautiful song. Her concert was fantastic.
Slow Like Honey – Fiona Apple
A decent selection. Our wedding was a great day. It was longer than some weddings, but not as long as others (clocking in at just under an hour). I wouldn’t change a thing.
Birth of child:
Lifesize – A Fine Frenzy
A Fine Frenzy is singer/songwriter Alison Sudol and I only recently started listening to her, but I really like her album a lot. This is an interesting selection, especially considering that Jake and Kelly just had a baby, my niece. I wonder what they thought when she came out…did she become life-size at that moment? I imagine that it’s hard to prepare yourself for exactly what will come when you bring a whole life-size person into the world.
Know Your Onion! – The Shins
I, like many others I’m sure, got into The Shins after I heard their two tracks on the Garden State Soundtrack. “Know Your Onion!” is another one of their more popular songs from Oh, Inverted World, released shortly after “New Slang” which is a song that I prefer. Still the song is about someone who is confident in their choices they’ve made and I hope I can always feel that way.
Sullivan Street – Counting Crows
Counting Crows was one of the first bands that put me into the music that I prefer now. I started listening to them right when they hit the radio waves and I haven’t stopped since. Sullivan Street probably isn’t one of my favorites (“A Long December” and “Rainin’ in Baltimore” and “Up All Night” are preferred fare), but still, I could see credits rolling over Adam Duritz’s piano and voice.
An interesting soundtrack. Perfectly appropriate in some parts, but not in glaringly intentional ways. I doubt that if I were to create a deliberate soundtrack to my life with these parts in mind that any of them would even make the list, but it was fun to pick them randomly and see how best to justify their position.