Monday, March 02, 2009

17-Year-Old Insomniac

Pretty simple: iTunes on shuffle, don't cheat, list, tag your friends, have a good laugh.

1. Opening Credits:
Bryn - Vampire Weekend
[This has the right sound for an upbeat opening credits-type song]

2. Waking Up:
Rockist Part 1 - School of Language
[This one's just weird, though]

3. First Day of School:
Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken - Camera Obscura
[Once again, this has the right sound (obliviously optimistic music, exhausted lyrics) for this]

4. Falling In Love:
RoboCop - Kanye West
[I'ma fall in love with a cyborg, y'all]

5. Arguing:
Moonshiner - Bob Dylan
["When the bottle gets empty, it sure ain't worth a damn." This would probably be better for the next one, but it works here too, I guess.]

6. Breaking-Up:
Long and Lazy River - Nellie McKay
[Doesn't work at all. I could never break up over the sound of a happily plinking piano]

7. Prom:
New Disaster - Elliott Smith
["Everyone is the same in this long, no-win game." Pretty solid]

8. Life:
Dinner Bells - Wolf Parade
[Well, I like to think my life isn't this dirge-y]

9. Boring Job:
Rusted Silhouette - Drake Bell
[Oh, um. This is embarrassing. Moving along...]

10. Mental Breakdown:
Magpie - The Mountain Goats
[This one fits nicely]

11. Driving:
This Time - The Dimes
[So does this one. It's even about traveling.]

12. Flashback:
Lake Somerset - Deerhunter
[A very angry, techno flashback]

13. Getting Back Together:
Lover's Spit - Broken Social Scene
[I get it]

14. Wedding:
Santa Clause Is Coming to Town - Mason Jennings
[Yes. The possibility of me getting married is about as real as Santa]

15. Birth of First Child:
What Difference Does It Make? - The Smiths
[OUCH, iTunes]

16. Final Battle:
Rock-A-Bye-Baby - Traditional
[HAHAHAHAHAHA. Wait, why is this on my iTunes?]

17. Death:
Salina - The Avett Brothers
[Eh, it works]

18. Funeral:
Sissyneck - Beck
[Please don't]

19. End Credits:
Don't You Worry - Jim Noir