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Compile your life's soundtrack iPod game....

 
 
Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 12:08 am
Ladies and gentlemen, here is a very common and relatively simple forum game (if you are fortunate enough to have a decent sized digitalized music collection that is).
1. Open your digital music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc...);
2. Put it on shuffle;
3. Press play;
4. For every category, type in the song and artist that's playing;
5. Go to a new category, press the next button to go to the next random song, type it under that category. Etc... until the categories are full (1 song per event category);
6. Cheating is frowned upon. Try and not skip songs if possible, that's the fun of this musical exercise, the whimsical outcome. Besides, you will find a lot of music can be strangley relevant to a lot of these categories even if at first glance they seem to conflict. I will make one concession. You will be allowed to veto at least one random song/category pairing.

Rolling Eyes Some people are so demanding! Sheesh!


Opening Credits:
Waking Up:
First Day At School:
Falling In Love:
Breaking Up:
Prom:
Mental Breakdown:
Driving:
Flashback:
Getting back together:
Wedding:
Birth of Child:
Swan song:
Death Scene:
Funeral song:
End Credits:
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 12:56 am
I'll go first...
Opening Credits: Take It for the Mood by Sephia Hours;
Waking Up: All I Need by Radiohead;
First Day At School: Primitive by Annie Lennox;
Falling In Love: JSB/RPG from the Waltz With Bashir soundtrack...
Its a bit of Johan Sebastien Bach but not exactly sure on the details...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZCOVMjCtMU;

Breaking Up: Before by the Pet Shop Boys;
Prom: Cul-De-Sac by Genesis;
Mental Breakdown: The Famous Mister B from the Coraline soundtrack...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIkW6LkX6jw;

Driving: Ordinary World by Duran Duran;
Flashback: Life's Incredible Again from The Incredibles soundtrack;
Getting back together: We Can't Be Cool from the Ghost in the Shell: SAC soundtrack;
Wedding: Real Bad News by Aimee Mann; Laughing
Birth of Child: Buenos Aires Hora Cera, a tango composed by Astor Piazzolla;
Swan song: Five Tango Sensations: Anxiety by the Kronos Quartet;
Death Scene: Taking It All Too Hard by Genesis;
Funeral song: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (3rd movement) by Vivaldi;
End Credits: It Ain't Necessarily So by Miles Davis.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 08:28 am
Opening Credits: Imagination (Is a Powerful Deceiver) by Elvis Costello
Waking Up: Kim & Jesse by M83
First Day At School: The Fire in Which You Burn by Company Flow
Falling In Love: Oh, Me by the Meat Puppets
Breaking Up: Wealth by Talk Talk
Prom: Backyard Betty by Spank Rock (ha ha--this song is about *******)
Mental Breakdown: Make it Funky (Pt. 1) by James Brown
Driving: Casino Boogie by the Rolling Stones
Flashback: Cripple Creek Ferry by Neil Young
Getting back together: I Ain't Supersitious by Howlin' Wolf
Wedding: Strange Currencies by R.E.M.
Birth of Child: Neighborhood #2 by The Arcade Fire
Swan song: Vampira by Bobby Bare
Death Scene: Caveman by The Cramps
Funeral song: Top of the Pops by the Kinks
End Credits: Truly Unique by Asheru & Blue Black
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 09:21 am
@tsarstepan,
Opening Credits: Aram Khachaturian - Sabre Dance
Waking Up: Bush - Come Down (acoustic)
First Day At School: Thelonious Monk - (When It's) Darkness on the Delta
Falling In Love: Pearl Jam - Release
Breaking Up: What's Beef - Notorious B.I.G.
Prom: Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
Mental Breakdown: Serge Gainsbourg - Black trombone
Driving: Planet Hemp - Legalize já
Flashback: Bach - Prelude and Fugue in C minor
Getting back together: Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
Wedding: Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
Birth of Child: Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho - Tarde Em Itapoan
Swan song: Miles Davis - Venus de Milo
Death Scene: Al Hirt - Green Hornet
Funeral song: Thelonious Monk - Crepuscule With Nellie
End Credits: Dido - White Flag
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 09:27 am
@tsarstepan,
Opening Credits: Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega with DNA
Waking Up: Mamma Mia - ABBA
First Day At School: Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
Falling In Love: Tempted - Squeeze
Breaking Up: Peg - Steely Dan
Prom: Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Mental Breakdown: Outside the Wall - Pink Floyd
Driving: Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe - Whale
Flashback: Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
Getting back together: Space Age Love Song - A Flock of Seagulls
Wedding: Get Together - The Youngbloods
Birth of Child: Until I Fall Away - The Gin Blossoms
Swan song: You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
Death Scene: Salvation - Rancid
Funeral song: Disorder in the House - Warren Zevon
End Credits: Trapped Again - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Okay, that was weird.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 09:29 am
@jespah,
Outside the Wall is the perfect mental breakdown song.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 10:14 am
Opening Credits: Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr.
Waking Up: Semtex - Third Eye Foundation
First Day At School: All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco - American Music Club
Falling In Love: Drug Life - The Mountain Goats
Breaking Up: Kicked In - Superchunk
Prom: No Cars Go - Arcade Fire
Mental Breakdown: Magic In The Space Age - Spaceheads
Driving: Spying On The Spys - Portastatic
Flashback: Ocean Of Noise - Calexico
Getting back together: Precision Auto - Les Savy Fav
Wedding: My Noise - The Hive Dwellers
Birth of Child: Don't You Evah - Spoon
Swan song: A Million Lights - The Renderers
Death Scene: Auctioneer - The Broken west
Funeral song: Dark Leaves Form A Thread - Destroyer
End Credits: Cape Canaveral - Conor Oberest
Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 11:19 am
I'll be bavk.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 11:48 am
@Robert Gentel,
Miles Davis - Venus de Milo would indeedie make a wonderful swan song to ones life.

Al Hirt - Green Hornet for the death scene?! Sounds like your life is going 60's B movie camp! Wink
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 11:53 am
@tsarstepan,
Or I'm going to die in a Kill Bill scene. The randomness made for weird matches, I would have preferred to select the songs.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 12:39 pm
@djjd62,
ha, any good falling in love song should contain the lyrics

"if it comes down to the drugs or you
baby, we're through."
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 12:45 pm
Opening Credits: How Will You Meet Your End? by A.A. Bondy. Great and solid ironic start!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JufrOV4mJYY&feature=related

Waking Up: This Is How It Goes by Aimee Mann;
First Day At School: People Get Ready by The Frames;
Falling In Love: Laid So Low by Tears for Fears. Confused
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t1GeZ8kJSA

Breaking Up: Slow in the Left Lane by Betsy in the Gene Pool;
Prom: Left to My Own Devices by the Pet Shop Boys;
Mental Breakdown: The Star-Spangled Banner, a jazz duet by Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J49Sq87gFsU;

Driving: Kidnap the Sandy Claus from the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack! Laughing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9ISUy0Hc6s;

Flashback: Whenever You're Ready by Mary Chapin Carpenter; Smile
Getting back together: The Land of the Impure Shocked Drunk from the Princess Mononoke soundtrack?!
Wedding: Symphony N0. 9, Op. 70, 1st movement (Allegro) composed by Dmitri Shostakovich; Very Happy
Birth of Child: Death and the Flower a jazz composition by Bruce Hornsby; Shocked
Swan song: Look in Your Eyes by Ric Ocasek;
Death Scene: It's Not by Aimee Mann; Crying or Very sad
Funeral song: Mad World by Tears for Fears;
End Credits: Danse Macabre (transcription for organ) composed by Camille Saint-Saens.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 12:46 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I would love to see your hand picked soundtrack, s'il vous plait!!!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 12:48 pm
@djjd62,
[sigh!] That's a given.

Drunk "if it comes down to the drugs or you
baby, we're through." Drunk

That's stating what is unnecessarily the obvious! Laughing
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 01:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
Ok, here's a quick crack at selected songs.

Opening Credits: Edvard Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King (not a great choice, dunno what to put here)
Waking Up: Beatles - I'm so Tired (this one could also be my losing my mind song)
First Day At School: Eminem - Lose yourself (my first day at school was a weird one where this was appropriate)
Falling In Love: Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Para Machucar Meu Coração
Breaking Up: Depends on the breakup for a rough one: Billie Holiday - Stormy Weather, Legião Urbana - Hoje a noite não tem luar or Areosmith - What it Takes or for an amicable one, like the one I'm having today, something like Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Just one of those things
Prom: Counting Crows - Mr Jones
Mental Breakdown: Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea
Driving: Baden Powell - Samba Triste (his frenetic version, not the slow ones) or Infected Mushroom - Dancing with Kadafi or Tiesto - Adagio for Strings
Flashback: Anahata - Shakti
Getting back together: Blink-182 - I miss you
Wedding: Vivaldi - Four Seasons Winter Allegro non molto
Birth of Child: Bach - Cello Suite No. 1
Swan song: Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Aguas de Março
Death Scene: Bob Dylan - Forever Young or Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
Funeral song: Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight (would have been 2pac - Life goes on 10 years ago)
End Credits: Beethoven - 9th (same as first, not a great choice but just another of my favorites)
Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 01:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
Opening Credits: Bean Bag Chair by YoLa Tengo "burn down the fireman's fair"
Waking Up:I've Been Waiting for You by Neil Young
First Day At School: Little Sister [/color[/color]]by the Redwalls
Falling In Love: Shooting Star by Elliott Smith "so bad so far"
Breaking Up: [color=#00FFFF]Drifting
by Jimi Hendricks "sailing on a sea of heartbreak"
Prom:Optimistic by Radiohead "the best you can is good enough"
Mental Breakdown: Paranoid Android
by Radiohead 'when I am king you will be first against the wall"
Driving: Flight Test by The Flaming Lips
Flashback: TV Show by Martha "it was Oprah on the TV show, she told me so"Wainwright
Getting back together: Memory Lane b y Elliott Smith
Wedding: [color=#00FFFF]I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry[/color] by Cowboy Junkies (need I say more?)
Birth of Child:[color=#00FFFF]Walken [/color]by Wilco
Swan song: Hello Operator by the White Stripes ??
Death Scene: Postcard Blues by Cowboy Junkies
Funeral song: From a Buick 6 by Bob Dylan
End Credits: No You're Not by Spoon "I never though a kiss could be so cold"
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 01:40 pm
Sorry about the technicolor.. Fancy fails me again.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 02:55 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Thanks for introducing me to Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Aguas de Março... [sigh...]Very Happy
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 02:56 pm
@Swimpy,
Its the thought that counts. Wink
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 12 Oct, 2009 02:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
I've seen Brazilian critics say it's Brazil's greatest song. I wouldn't argue. But that pair made a LOT of great stuff. Just about everything on their first album is top notch.
 

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