3 September 2012

Lucky Dip Life Soundtrack


Bun-toting Librarian had a go at this meme recently. Here are the results from my shuffle. The only cheat I made, was to skip an audio recording from the couch to 5k running program. “Congratulations, you have made it to week 5…” or something like that.

To do this yourself…



[1] Get out / open your music player (iPod, MP3 Player, etc.) / music library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player etc.).

[2] Put it on shuffle.

[3] Press forward / the next button for each theme.

[4] Use the song title as the answer to each theme, even if it doesn’t make sense.

[5] Bold the theme (Opening Credits, Waking Up, etc.), italicize the answers, and give your own comments in the parenthesis on how it relates to the prompt.



Opening Credits
I remember you – Sarah Vaughan, The Roulette Years
(Off to a nostalgic start)

Your Theme
Don’t get around much any more – Harry Connick Jnr.
(mmm is it trying to tell me something)

Waking Up
Bloodstained Heart – Darren Hayes
(Bet that would lead to getting out of the wrong side of bed)

La chanson du maçon – Maurice Chevalier
(Imagine thousands of stoneworkers putting slate tiles on the roofs of the city all singing in unison. I can’t really see that being tolerated at school -  on a Bastille Day playlist)

Louise (We’ll get it right) – Jona Lewie
(much more up-tempo than home generally is)

Falling In Love
Just one of those things – Frank Sinatra
(Not at all the thing)

Boyfriend / Girlfriend’s Theme
Feels like a woman – Zucchero
(Good grief)

First Kiss
Over at the Frankenstein Place – Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’Brian, Rocky Horror Picture Show
(Sweet tune and harmonies, but location all wrong)

Hanging With Friends
Van Dieman’s Land – U2
(Me and the convicts)

Best Friend’s Theme
Lady Luck – Jamie Woon
(not so much)

Fight With Parents
La petite Tonkinoise – Josephine Baker
(amusing jolly theme for a cat fight)

By Yourself at Home
Everything – Michael Buble
(nice song, but a bit narcissistic if it’s about me alone)

Break Up
Behind the mask – Eric Clapton
(Seems fitting – who do you love?)

From Russia with Love – Matt Monro
(lessons learned, minor key)

I Go – Jess Harlen
(I could listen to that while a little inebriated)

Angels – Robbie Williams
(I can’t see the connection at all)

Coming Down (Hangover)
Are you old enough – Dragon
(??? – a left over from the school reunion playlist)

Helter Skelter – U2
(Now if I had a fear of heights I might regret riding one of these)

New Love
Slave to love – Bryan Ferry
(he he he!)

Rhapsody in Blue – Larry Adler/George Martin
(If I was my grandmother maybe)

Prom speech
I gotta feeling – Black Eyed Peas
(Oh, yes, very positive – was actually song played at my son’s high school graduation)

It had better be tonight – Michael Buble
(Don’t want to get the date wrong for your graduation)

Graduation Speech
So into you – Atlanta Rhythm Section
(Totally inappropriate speech)

Gold – John Stewart
(Just getting ridiculous now)

Hung Up – Madonna
(time goes by, so slowly – nothing like it)

Going To War
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da – The Police
(The logic ties me up and wrecks me)

Night Before Battle
Migra – Santana
(Good stirring drums to prepare for a battle)

Last Fight
My Delirium – Ladyhawke
(could lead to that)

Last Fight Result
I’ve got the world on a string – Michael Buble
(awesome result)

Reuniting With Old Friends
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
(.. how big a reunion is this?)

Final Words
Let it Be – Beatles
(I’ll try to remember that for when the time comes)

Cool for Cats – Squeeze
(would be surreal to have Davy Crockett riding around at the funeral)

And She Was – Talking Heads
(Are they talking about me?)

Ending Credits
Taking a chance on love – Frank Sinatra
(Life is all one big chance)