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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Soundtrack, Eight Months Later

There was this bizarre and quite dangerous explosion in Dallas today. A company that provides and stores gases for welding and such went up in flames this morning. Scary stuff, indeed. It shut down a bunch of major highways near the downtown area and it's still a mess. Luckily, only 3 people got hurt and no one died amazingly.

Annnyway, it upset me all day. Eventually, I had to turn off the coverage and decided to take my iPod and my sneakers for a nice sweaty walk after work to burn off some of the stress. While I was walking through the neighborhood, I had the iPod on shuffle mode and it reminded me about that Soundtrack To My Life meme that I did way back in November 2006. I wondered if anything had changed since then. And besides, I had nothing to blog about today, so I give you the Soundtrack To My Life, Almost 8 Months Later:

Opening Credits: "One More Day" by Todd Rundgren. Aiyee, this is a cool one. (previously "Money, That's What I Want" by Todd Rundgren)

Waking Up: "Call It What You Will" by Utopia. "But don't call it love..." Damn, what a way to wake up. Not looking good..... (previously "Curbside Prophet" by Jason Mraz)

Falling In Love: "Just What I Needed" by The Cars. Me likey this one. (previously "Lessons In Love" by Level 42)

Fight Song: "Sugar, We're Goin Down" by Fall Out Boy. I'm not sure a fight song should be about goin' down, but at least "we're goin' down swinging." (previously "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey)

Breaking Up: "Mammon" by Todd Rundgren. Okay, this was weird. I read this song as being against organized religion. Do I need to reassess the church I go to - when I go? (oddly enough, same song previously)

Making Up: "It's A Love Thing" by Keith Urban. Firstly, okay, I admit I like a few country songs. Secondly, is this cool or what? I mean - come on, isn't love the reason to make up? (previously "My Place In The Line" by Jude Cole)

Life's OK: "Cherish" by Madonna. Yeah, this one's on my iPod. Isn't everyone allowed a guilty pleasure? Besides, it's fun to dance to this one. (previously "Instant Karma" by John Lennon)

Mental Breakdown: "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" by The Beach Boys. Yup, I feel like that some times. (previously "All I Want Is Everything" by Jellyfish)

Driving: "Lying Through Your Teeth" by Head Automatica. Awesomely fun song, really loud. (previously "Save A Prayer" by Duran Duran)

Flashbacks: "Girl Can't Help It" by Journey. Um, I probably still can't help it. (previously "In Repair" by John Mayer)

Happy Dance: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. Happy? Mmmmkkkay. I said the iPod was on shuffle, right? (previously "Stay With Me" by Def Leppard / Rod Stewart)

Regret: "She's Tight" by Cheap Trick. Interesting selection. Do I regret being tight financially, sexually, emotionally or what? No comment. (previously "I Just Want To Touch You" by Utopia)

Final Battle: "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake. Rrrriiight. I'm in the trenches, but looking oh-so-sexy at the same time. Maybe I need to add some camos to my wardrobe. (previously "Heaven" by The Psychedelic Furs)

Death Scene: "Back to You" by John Mayer. For some reason, I just thought of those news reporters tossing it back to the anchorman. You know when that day comes, I'm going to rise up from my deathbed and say these final words. "Back to you, Ted." (previously "Daughters" by John Mayer)

Final Credits: "Constant Craving" by k. d. lang Sad, just pathetically sad. I need to make a couple of changes apparently. (previously "Drive" by The New Cars)

And there you have it - apparently my life has gone downhill since November. I think I need to take a vitamin or two. Or go to therapy.


Sgt said...

I'm afraid to let the iPod shuffle determine my soundtrack. I'd end up with every one of my wife's Celine Dion songs and I could never show my face in public again.

Glad to hear your ok after the gas explosion. I would have called.. but your restraining order is still in effect.

Lindystar the HOR blogger said...

How cool/crazy is it that they all kind of fit???? And I didn't think it sounded downhill at all!!

Sounds to me like you are sexy, in love, and gettin the good stuff in the sack.

Ah well, that's a hors interpretation for ya.

CruiserMel said...

Sgt - Oh I forgot that you guys have blended playists. Yeah, you're not exactly the Celine type. Better to leave that as it is. Oh and the restraining order? I was just kidding. ;)

Lindy - It IS weird how some of the songs really do fit. Creepy, actually. For the record - the bloom is quite possibly coming off the rose with BTJ. Blog entry to follow sometime soon. No worries, though.

Sgt said...

Is the bloom coming off a good thing? I'm sooo not down with la femme lingo.

Sassy Blondie said...

Cruiser! Those explosions and the fire and smoke! Scary! I'm with you on that, but I couldn't take a good sweaty walk, damn it! Doctor's visit tomorrow for new MRI. Here's hoping my injury will be downgraded somewhere.

Spooky about the songs though..really. I do love a shuffle though!

Can't wait to here BTJ story. I hope you are okay and doing well, though.