Music Meme Monday: Soundtrack to Your Life

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Buon’ Giorno, fellow music lovers!

It’s 9:30 on a Monday morning and I’m on cup of coffee number three. Liam is in the living room watching Raiders of the Lost Ark and pretending to be Indiana Jones – he’s scouring the house for “artifacks to put in a NEWseum!” (So far my basket of unread mail, the TV remote and a small brass coffee table gecko have made the cut.)

So naturally, I’m thinking about movies.  And music.  And here comes today’s meme:

Score the Sountrack to your Life!

Now, I dunno about you, but there have been times in MY life that certainly have deserved a swelling orchestral crescendo or suspenseful staccato drum beat. (Perhaps I just have a flair for the dramatic.) Regardless, if my life were a movie…I’d want to choose the soundtrack.  And so I shall.  I invite you to do the same!

Rules:

**  Pick ten events or periods in your life – past, present, future or even imaginary – and pick a song you think would be appropriate to be playing during that event.  (Y’know – like in the movies.)

**  This can be in list form or written as a story or bullets with commentary – whatever you want.  They can be standard milestones or monumental surprises or ridiculously mundane events.  Use mine, or make up your own. Song choices can be funny or poignant or spine chilling or tear inducing. You pick – it’s your life.  (cue Billy Joel) Consider it a writing prompt and go bananas. (Adding the actual songs totally optional!)

** Post your “Soundtrack Masterpiece” on your own Blog or on our Forum today or sometime this week – just sign up below in the Mr. Linky Magical Widget thingy with the link to wherever you put it…y’know, so we can find it. Comment today if you’re doing it later, though – so we know to come back and check.   (A link back here from your blog would be sa-weeet, too, so others can play!)

Can’t wait to hear what y’all come up with – here we go with mine:

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(Now – this is ME we’re talking about…so naturally, I’m liable to have more than one for each answer.  I ALWAYS go overboard.)

1. Opening Credits/Birth:

Ride of the Valkyries – South German Philharmonic:

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2. Childhood:

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? –  The Sound of Music:

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3. Teenage Years:

That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It – Jimmy Buffett:

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4. College:

College – Pat Green & Cory Morrow:

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Add it Up:  Violent Femmes:

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5. Marriage Number One:

One Less Set of Footsteps – Jim Croce:

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Wasted Time – Eagles:

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6.  Careers Number One and Two – Director of Catering and Business Analyst:

Paranoia in B Major – The Avett Brothers:

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This Fucking Job – Drive By Truckers:

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7.  Marriage Number Two:

The Luckiest – Ben Folds:

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Comfort and Crazy – Guy Clark:

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8.  Childbirth/Parenthood:

As – Stevie Wonder:

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Evermore – Allison Krauss:

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9.  Career Three – Writing/Blogging (Self-Employment):

Feelin’ Good – Nina Simone:

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10.  Life Right Now:

Heaven and Earth – Blitzen Trapper:

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6 Responses to Music Meme Monday: Soundtrack to Your Life
  1. Mari
    July 12, 2010 | 3:52 pm

    Ooh, this one is good. But deep thought is required! I will get back to this one … Thanks for the Monday memes!

  2. This Belle Rocks
    July 12, 2010 | 7:32 pm

    I’ll try to get to it, too….got a million things going on at the moment and haven’t had my internet all day – lots to catch up on!
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  3. MariMargene
    July 13, 2010 | 8:41 am

    Dude. That was hard! The problem is that my song cues are so random and fluid, so this is the list that fits right now. Posted it in the forum. :)
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    July 13, 2010 | 10:45 am

    Ok, so I’m late. Better late than pregnant right? 😉

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    Love ya Momma Ri
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  5. This Belle Rocks
    July 13, 2010 | 4:13 pm

    Mine’s up! I will check the rest out tonight after I get home from work.

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