Sunday, May 16, 2010

a fantastic waste of time

I went to bed too late. And then woke up early. And so did Quinn. It's rainy outside. And I have a stomach ache. I've done laundry, dishes, cooked breakfast and lunch, kept the boys alive, and Max is even in a cloth diaper. Days when Max is in cloth diapers are automatically productive days since I'm doing something nice for the environment. And scraping poop out of diapers. Lazy people just don't scrape poop out of diapers. No matter what my family says about me.

After watching Juno recently (for the third time - and I cry every time) and deciding once again that it's soundtrack is nearly perfect, I wanted to come up with a soundtrack of my own. So that's what I did with this slightly off day. In between chores and chasing little boys and explaining to Quinn that we don't call Max, "Stupid baby." And while I'm sure I would change this list here and there, and change the order (I'm always curious about how they choose which songs go where on an album. Doesn't that seem important? I think it's important), I'm going to go ahead and post it. And this isn't necessarily songs that have had huge significance throughout my life. They all have a memory/feeling to them - for sure - but I wanted them to be cohesive as well. And if I had just picked songs that have been with me my whole life, it would have been a list full of John Denver and The Beatles. And Neil Diamond. And, and, and.... That'll have to be a list for another day. Maybe this is a soundtrack to live up to. To earn. Ugh, I'm such a nerd. Anyways, here's my personal soundtrack:

(And note that the videos with the songs aren't much to look at. Sorry. Nothing I can do about that. Just listen while you do something else.)

Human - The Killers

Inches And Falling - The Format

Dear Prudence - The Beatles

Sea Of Love - Cat Power

1 2 3 4 - Feist

You Are The Only One I Love - Jaymay

Beautiful Boy - John Lennon

The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice

Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson

Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows - Leslie Gore

For Emma - Bon Iver

She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones

Let me know what you think. And then come up with a soundtrack for yourself that I can listen to and enjoy. :)


Angela said...

Fantastic! And hey, the Feist video is pretty cool (It's the only one I've watched so far--I'll have to come back later for the rest). Beth's comment while watching it with me was: "How is this happening?" That cool.

Angela said...

k, promise not to keep up this rate of comments, but now Beth and I are watching the Killers, Human video and her comment was, "Who is that guy with the guitar? He looks like the clown at the circus." Classic.

Our House said...

Hmmmmm, interesting. It definitely fits you. This will be a hard challenge for me. And, like you, it will be hard for me to not pick all old songs. P.S. I never knew that Harry Nilsson was so sexy:)

Hailey said...

Dear Prudence has always been one of my fav Beatles songs. Great list.

MaryPosa said...

I just tried to make a list? Yeah. it had 35 songs on it, and I felt bad because it didn't have enough dance numbers. Yeah. i'm going to need to work on this a bit.