The Soundtrack Of My Life
I’ve seen several blogs recently that deal with various music that sets the theme for the blogger’s life. There are some variations here as well, but after the idea sat in my head (a lonely condition for a thought) for a while I decided it was a pretty good post topic and that I’d just outright
steal appropriate the idea for a blog post.
If there were one single song that would be a theme song for my entire life, I would have to go with ‘Woo Hoo’ (Kill Bill Theme). You may be more familiar with it in the Vonage commercial arena. It just fits. You kinda have to be me to understand. For those still not placing the song, you can substitute ‘Twilight Zone’ by Golden Earring because that pretty much works just as damn well.
Birth: ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’ – The Clash. Didn’t expect that, did you? Well neither did I right at that moment, but the good news is I opted to stay. Later, I was included in a ‘go’ as the family moved to SoCal.
Mini-Human Phase: Because I had zero taste in music in this period, I have to borrow what my folks listened to on Saturday Steak Nights: Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Herp Albert, and Tom Jones. I know, I know – probably a wonder I developed any normal taste at all, but I still will listen to those great artists.
Teenage-ish Bullshit: ‘Bodies’ – Drowning Pool. I couldn’t think of any songs that dealt with a nerdy dickwad so I had to go with the post-nerd period when I played football and was mildly cool. ‘Bodies’ summarizes my approach to that sport and life in general at that time.
Transition to Army Stuff: ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ captures this pretty well. For those of you who are irreverent as I am, you can easily substitute Jimi Hendrix‘ version. I still dig that take on it, but am less inclined to associate that with my sense of service now.
Being Married, then not, then again, then not again: There are thousands of songs that capture the joy and heartbreak of love and marriage, and the feeling of being bent over the proverbial table for a round of un-lubed prison sex that goes with it. I have to pick ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by Joy Division and ‘Crazy Bitch’ by Buckcherry here. They speak for themselves, I think.
My Fucked Up Period: The best song to characterize this lovely interlude of my world is “Marian” by Sisters of Mercy, just because it’s so dark. Another really great one of course is “I Wanna Be Sedated” by The Ramones.
Getting My Shit In One Bag: Three words: ‘Indestructable’ by Disturbed.
There is clearly a lot left to be written. Unfortunately I don’t have any bitchen superpowers to predict what kind of wacky shit will befall me between now and later. That said, the one thing I do know for certain pending some massive breakthrough in biotechnology is that at some point I’ll need a song for my funeral: “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes, and “Taps” of course, but played in the three-bugle harmonized version.