"If your life had a soundtrack, what would the music be?
Here’s how it works:
1. open your library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod)
2. put it on shuffle
3. press play
4. for every question, type the song that’s playing
5. new question – press the next button
6. don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool"
Most of my audio library lives outside my media player, so the selections below aren't all that representative of what I listen to from day to day, although the overweighting of a certain artist (overlooking the gruesome fact, which has me in an irrational adolescent rage, that he has recently begun hawking a line of luxury cars and, if that wasn't bad enough, had to bring Beethoven—Beethoven!—into it...because, what, the second movement of the Ninth is the most luxury car-like of all the symphonic movements? Or maybe I'm just annoyed that I won't be able to smirk "sellout" to my husband anymore when Robert Plant caterwauls for Caddys) is.
"Everything to Me" - Rockapella - Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
"Trail of Broken Hearts" - k. d. lang and the re-clines - Absolute Torch and Twang
First Day At School:
"Big Sister's Clothes" - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Trust
Falling in Love:
"Do You Love What You Feel" - Rufus & Chaka Khan - The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
"Fantasy" - Earth, Wind & Fire - Greatest Hits
"Shallow Grave" - Elvis Costello - All This Useless Beauty
"After the Love Has Gone" - Earth, Wind & Fire - Greatest Hits
"People Make the World Go 'Round" - Marc Dorsey - "Crooklyn" Soundtrack (Vol. 1)
"Fish 'N Chip Paper" - Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Trust
"Let the Good Times Roll" - Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Getting Back Together:
"Seasons Change" - Exposé - Exposure
"(I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea" - Elvis Costello & the Attractions - This Year's Model
Birth of a Child:
"I'll Take You There" - The Staple Singers - "Crooklyn" Soundtrack (Vol. 2)
"Sunday's Best" - Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Armed Forces
"Pretty Words" - Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Trust
"It's Time" - Elvis Costello - All This Useless Beauty
"Moods for Moderns" - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces