MEME: The Soundtrack Of The Film Of My Life


  1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
  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!
  7. If you haven’t already done this on your own blog, do it.


  • Opening Credits: Eddi Reader – Nobody Lives Without Love
  • Waking Up: Dave Matthews Band – Typical Situation
  • First Day At School: Billy Joel – Piano Man
  • Falling In Love: Ray Charles – Let The Good Times Roll
  • Fight Song: Dave Matthews Band – #40 “Always” (?!?!)
  • Breaking Up: Imagination – Changes
  • Prom: Incubus – Drive
  • Life is Good: Little River Band – The Night Owls
  • Mental Breakdown: George Harrison – Any Road
  • Driving: Donald Fagen – I.G.Y. (International Geophysical Year)
  • Flashback: Billy Joel – I Go To Extremes
  • Getting Back Together: Moby – Natural blues
  • Wedding: Dee C. Lee – See The Day
  • Paying the Dues: Cher – Believe
  • The Night Before The War: Prince – Let’s Pretend We’re Married
  • Final Battle: Duran Duran – Electric Barbarella (?!?!)
  • Moment of Triumph: The Church – Under The Milky Way
  • Death Scene: Jenny Burton – People Have Got To Move (?!?!)
  • Funeral Song: Sly And The Family Stone – Who In The Funk Do You Think You Are
  • End Credits: The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue

Seriously, people. You can’t make this crap up! 🙂

Sentimental FREAK

So I’ve just read a funky Reuters article about the most popular songs played at modern funerals and it got me thinking about what I would want played.

I don’t think I’d go with the crowd on this one. I’d want one of my favorite songs played instead of a song that says “goodbye” for me in someone else’s words. Either that, or I’d want a song that sent a particular message to the people who I know and love who have gathered to wish me well.

In that case The Dave Matthews Band’s “#40” is it.

So, if I know you or knew you, if we’re friends, relations, pals, coworkers, or just coffee buddies, this is for you. And if they take requests at my funeral (may that be many, many, many years away!) please make sure they slip this into the play list. For me. From me.


#40 Tables turned again and you my friend
You and I face each other all time and time again
I know it’s sometimes hard, but knowing just
that we will get along until we’re old and gray
and huddled up and doubled up we’ll sit
And laugh of times were hard
Laugh of times when we thought all of it would end
It all was over, then again
And though all that I know is this way
And to leave you out of life
Oh my friend…
It will be you until the end with me, always
Ah ah will, always
Yeah ah, yeah ah, yeah