Sunday, April 15, 2007

"supermassive black hole" by muse - the theme of our lives

if my life was a movie, what would my soundtrack be?

so, we got this idea from our friend janaya. ben and i were reading her blog together, and totally cracking up, so we decided to do a soundtrack for our life together...

here's how it works:
1. open your music library
2. put it on shuffle
3. press play
4. for every question, type the song that's playing
5. when you go to a new question, press the next button
6. don't lie and try to pretend you're cool.

opening credits: “cold cold heart” by norah jones (sad commentary on our life together)

waking up: "magical mystery tour” by the beatles (every morning is magical :) in our lives)

first day at school: "tannhauser - arrival of the guests at wartburg” by richard wagner (perfect fit, reminds us of harry potter)

in love: "the natural” by randy newman – “the natural” soundtrack (loving was always “natural” for us, yeah, i know, we're dorks)

fight song: "romeo and juliet, overture-fantasy” by peter ilyich tchaikovsky (this is the section of the song that's the fight scene between tybalt and romeo)

breaking up: "the spirit of god” favorite hymns of the prophets in spanish (wow)

prom: "shambala” by three dog night (there are no intelligible words to describe prom night, I guess)

life's ok: "race to resting rock” by james newton howard - “the village” soundtrack (huh?)

mental breakdown: “prince of darkness” by indigo girls (yeah, that’s awesome)

driving: "eli green’s cake walk” by sadie koninsky (i guess we're just great drivers, well, whitney is anyway... )

flashback: "love is here to stay” by ella fitzgerald (i wonder if love is still here?)

getting back together: "redeemer of isreal” favorite hymns of the prophets in spanish (what the...?)

birth of child: "storm” by vanessa mae (vivaldi – summer) (yeah, you could call it that...)

wedding: "crying shame” by jack johnson (so, I guess it’s a crying shame that we got married)

final battle: "appalachian spring – allegro” by aaron copland (what a jolly day for a battle!)

death scene: "ladyhawke” by alan parsons project – “ladyhawke” soundtrack (maybe whitney will turn into a hawk when she dies like michelle pfeiffer)

funeral song: "if you’ve ever been down blues” by beulah "sippie" wallace (vocals), louis armstrong (trumpet), artie starks (clarinet) (nothing like the blues at a funeral)

end credits: "falkirk” by james horner - “braveheart” soundtrack (perfect epic ending!)

well, our life soundtrack didn't turn out as wicked awesome as janaya's did, but it gave us good laugh.

now it's your turn...


janaya said...

i think the problem here is that you guys listen to the most random music EVER!!! haha. :)

ben and whitney shafer family said...

yeah, i was thinking that when we were flipping through our itunes library. we have a lot of classical music, a lot of soundtracks, and a lot of ragtime/jazz stuff. but it not my fault, - it's totally ben's music! :)

janaya said...

i say... you need to do it again with your own "favorites" list... call it an auto-biographical movie about you. :) then see what happens. ben can have his own dorky disney / man-from-snowy-river / mozart-symphony movie to himself. :) hehe.