Tosy and Cosh: The Soundtrack
A fun meme via Lefty. The putative soundtrack to my life described below was generated off a random iPod shuffle.
Opening credits: "The Birds" Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols
Angelic choir. Nice.
Waking up: "Drowning Man" - U2
A defeated, resigned, beginning to my day as I awake and ready for work. Accurate!
First day of school: "Helpless" - Neil Young
I apparently go to school in North Ontario.
Falling in love: "Interlude I" - Benjamin Britten, Peter Grimes
Tense and spooky music. A foreboding and ominous turn of events - will this love story not be a happy one?
First song: "Got a Devilish Grin" - Clint Mansell, Requiem for a Dream
My first song is a very tongue-in-cheek samba line.
Breaking up: "Hold Fast to Dreams" Dave Brubeck
Another oddly appropriate one; a bittersweet art song about not losing hope.
Prom: "Spirit on the Water" - Bob Dylan
I go to the prom in the 1930s, with Bob Dylan as bandleader. Sweet!
Life: "Merrily We Roll Along" - Stephen Sondheim
"Yesterday is done/See the pretty countryside/Everybody merrily, merrily rolling along." Perfect.
Mental Breakdown: "Superhuman" - Velvet Revolver
I breakdown to bad hard rock.
Driving: "An Cat Dubh" - U2
A moody drive in the dark, probably a foggy night.
Flashback: "The Monorail Song" - The Cast of The Simpsons
I flashback to the time I swindled a town of yellow rubes out of a ton of money.
Getting back together: "'Twas on a Holy Thursday" - William Bolcom
A cheery, joyous occasion!
Wedding: "How Can I Lose You?" - Adam Guettel
My love life is seemingly ominous always, as my bride leaves me on the altar.
Birth of Child: "Chega de Saudabe" - Antonio Carlos Jobim
My child is born to gentle bossa nova.
Final Battle: "4th of July" - U2
And a dull, meandering battle it is.
Death Scene: "Oxford Town" - Bob Dylan
I die to the strains of Dylan and his guitar, as I head off to an afterlife I seem to have dubbed "Oxford Town."
Funeral song: "Two Fairy Tales" - Stephen Sondheim
At my funeral my life is remembered in song and in fairy tale allegory.
End Credits: "Saul Has Slain His Thousands" - Alan Menken/Tim Rice
A triumphant tune plays out over the credits . . .