How do I choose a playlist of my life? I have a flexible arrangement with music, I listen to it but don’t really pay much attention to what it’s saying (and I’m sure there are plenty of people who would say I do the same with them) so I can barely remember what tracks were playing during various parts of my life.
So if I was to try and create a mix tape that acts as a audio-biography I’m going to struggle. So struggle I shall, I’m going to pick six tracks which say something about me and try and sum up me in around 30 minutes of music.
Hello – Martin Solveig
It’s nice to start off with a pleasant greeting, so I’m going with just a simple call to say Hello. It helps that this is one of the songs that both me and Mrs G both love (and sing along to in the car) and it was the only track that got played twice at our wedding.
Code Monkey – Jonathon Coulton
I’m not a true code monkey, the closest I get is using macros in Excel, but my day is spent being the guy who is making magic happen on a computer screen.
Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles
My favourite Beatles track, and the three musical magicians and Paul are one of my top bands. This is the track that both gives an idea of the type of music I like and also explains how I see life.
The Unknown Unknown – Napoleon IIIrd
Again explaining very well in a title how life has the habit of throwing up the unexpected, it’s also one of those high octane tracks that I enjoy for when all of a sudden I get a rocket up my butt and live at 88 mph.
Pull Off Your Arms and Let’s Play in Your Blood – Fight Like Apes
I like fun, this song is fun, the band is amazing fun. It also has a few naughty words in and I’ve been known to use an expletive or two on occasion.
The Book of Love – The Magnetic Fields
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mix Tape Masterpiece.”
You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song.
Thanks for the great idea, mati!