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Friday, March 16, 2007  

Nicked from the always entertaining Kevin Church. Yes, it's a new Happy Nonsense entry. Try not to drop dead from shock, people.

Opening Credits: "Insanity” by Boingo. Might as well set the tone early.

Waking Up: "Virgin State of Mind” by K’s Choice. The hero should always try and start the long day with a clear head, yes?

First Day At School: "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" by The Geto Boys. Kids can smell blood in the water, just like sharks and convicts. Walk in like you own the place and don’t let ‘em see you sweat.

Falling In Love: "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Deathcab For Cutie. The best song in recent memory about loving someone forever.

Fight Song: "Looking at the World From the Bottom of a Well" by Mike Doughty. Mike Doughty is a god. Mark it down.

Breaking Up: "Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd. For the distance never to be bridged.

Prom: "Upside Down" by Barenaked Ladies. I never went to prom. But this underrated gem has a lot of pep and gets the blood pumping, and I’d have danced my heart out at prom if the DJ put in on.

Life: "Pull Me Under" by Dream Theater. This tune always speaks to the part of me that is overwhelmed and wants to lie down and quit. Then the chorus kicks in, and I remember “I’m Not Afraid.”

Mental Breakdown: "Eraser" by Nine Inch Nails. Reznor has made a living out of writing anthems to mental schisms. This is his best one.

Driving: "Hell Above Water" by Curve. The song is nearly a cliché at this point, thanks to movie trailers, but it still makes my foot press harder on the gas pedal.

Flashback: "Existentialism on Prom Night" by Straylight Run. Yes, I didn’t go to prom, but that isn’t really what the song is about. “Sing me something soft, sad, and delicate” captures the raw emotional of the teen years exquisitely.

Getting Back Together: "Going Back To Cali" by LL Cool J. An outside the box choice. “Cali” is, after all, a metaphor in the song, not just a place or the girl herself.

Wedding: "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss. Every flick should use *some* piece of classical music, dammit, and this is mine. If I’m getting married, I want something a lot more exciting than “Here Comes the Bride”.

Birth of Child: "Blue Collar Suicide" by the Refreshments. Having a kid isn’t always the happiest moments in people’s lives. Accidents happen, lives are detoured…

Final Battle: "Hangman in the Noose" by the Sand Rubies. First: the band named themselves after petrified shit you can find in the desert. Second: rousing, kick ass song that gets the adrenalin flowing. Solid choice.

Death Scene: "Why Me?" by Planet P. I expect my end to come as a sacrifice for the greater good, of course. This song’s lamentation on having to take on that exact responsibility is perfect.

Funeral Song: "Stockholm Syndrome" by Muse. Because I cannot pass up the opportunity for one last snarky shot at the world.

End Credits: "Royal Station 4-16" by Melissa Etheridge. Sure, it’s a train song/metaphor. But my father, a railroad man himself, died on the job, and if I could have convinced anyone to do it, I’d have played it at his funeral. It’s a terrific song, by the way, and one that I’ve never seen her perform live (having had the pleasure of taking in her shows three times early in her career).

Thanks Kev!


9:04 AM

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