>> Thursday, January 1, 2009
Ok, ok, ok. This is not really a list per se. Well, its numbered, so technically, you would be wrong. How does that feel? Always being wrong like that? Hmmm. I wouldn't know. Anyways. I guess, I get your point about how this does not fit in with the previous lists on this lovely blog, and I guess your right. But, this "list" has haunted me, I wrote it a long while ago, but, honestly, I was hasty and did not give it the proper attention it needed. So, it was only posted as a Blog for a beat. But, I, in good faith, could not stand behind it, and it was keeping me awake at night. So, it was promptly removed. This "List" is two years in the making, and to be honest, there are still some songs I question, (first day at school, both driving songs, death of loved one, and consoling).
But I have resigned myself to the knowledge that it will never be finished, well, because, my life is not finished. So, without delay, and with no more adu, my Personal Life Soundtrack.
You can find similar lists available as surveys all over the internet, but being the film nerd I am, I made quite a few additions, my life-movie was missing some key scenes.
1. Opening Credits: You! Me! Dancing! – Los Campesinos!
2. Waking Up Scene: The News From Your Bed – Bishop Allen
3. First Day At School: The Market - The Hush Sound
4. Car Driving Scene: Taxidermy & The Skiffle Explosion – Matt Duke
5. High School Flashback Scene: Hey Ya! – Obadiah Parker
6. Unrequited Love: Undeclared – The Dodos
7. Nostalgic Scene: Raining In Baltimore – The Counting Crows
8. Best Friend Scene: More Like You – Erland Cooper
9. Falling In Love: Suspended (acoustic version) – Matt Nathanson
10. Prom: She’s Mine – Brett Dennen
11. Bitter, Angry Scene: Where Have You Been? (Second Half of Song) - Manchester Orchestra
12. Trashing a Bedroom Scene: Rootless Tree – Damien Rice
13. Break-up Scene: Sorry – Maria Mena
14. Regret Scene: Matches – The Format
15. Getting Back Together: Modern Nature – Sondre Lerche
16. Mistake Scene: Chemical Courage – Jack Savoretti
17. Nightclub/Bar Scene: Catch My Disease (Live From the Mountain Music Lounge Version) – Ben Lee
18. Fight/Action Scene: Where You Don’t Belong – One-Eyed Mule
19. Lawn Mowing Scene: Waiting For My Real Life to Begin – Colin Hay
20. Death of Loved One Scene: Goodbye You – Craig Lyons
21. Consoling Someone Scene: Heal Over – KT Tunstall
22. Sad, breakdown scene: For You – The Format
23. Life's OK: Alloway Grove – Paolo Nutini
24. Mellow: Get The Party Started (cover) – Lisa Hannigan
25. Dreaming About Someone Scene: Flight 180 – Bishop Allen
26. Wedding: You Make It Real – James Morrison
27. Birth of Child: Car Crash – Matt Nathanson
28. Sex Scene: Beautiful - Me'Shell Ndegeocello
29. Contemplation Scene: Click Click Click Click – Bishop Allen
30. Chase Scene: Mykonos – Fleet Foxes
31. Happy Friend Scene: If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett
32. Happy Love Scene: Need Your Love So Bad – Little Willie John
33. Sad Love Scene: Drown Out – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
34. Your Death Scene: Skinny Love – Bon Iver
35. Your Funeral Scene: Heavenly Day (Acoustic Version) – Patty Griffin
36. Closing Credits: Motorcycle Driveby – Third Eye Blind
Oh, and if you do not know any of these songs, give me a message or a comment and I will be happy to try and get them to you or point you in the right direction.