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My Life in Music - a chrono-musical history of you

gasper

TRIBE Member
A good friend of mine, who is a burgeoning musician, gave me an intriguing challenge... almost a year ago. Compile a chronological list of songs that marks specific moments or memories in your life.

Well, here it is at last - my very own "chrono-musical history of me"! (note: it's not 100% accurate nor is it complete)

Joe Raposo, Jon Stone & Bruce Hart - Sesame Street Theme Song (1969)
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
ABBA - I Have a Dream (1979)
Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (1985)
Cory Hart - Boy in the Box (1985)
The Fat Boys - The Fat Boys Are Back (1985)
Glass Tiger - Don't Forget me when I'm Gone (1986)
U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name (1987)
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart (1987)
Guns n' Roses - Sweet Child O'mine (1987)
The Bangles - Eternal Flame (1988)
Eurasure - Chains of Love (1988)
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
Monster Magnet - Ozium (1992)
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Of (1992)
Tool - Sober (1993)
Nirvana - Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (1993)
Steely Dan - Peg (1977)
Mundane - What's Left? (1995)
Deftones - 7 words (1995)
Josh Wink - Higher State of Conciousness (1995)
311 - All Mixed Up (1995)
Radiohead - Just (1995)
Prodigy - One Love (1995)
Bedrich Smetana - The Bartered Bride (1863-1870)
Daft Punk - Rollin' and Scratchin' (1997)
Tricky - Overcome (1995)
Barada - Biofeedback (1997)
Binary Finary - 1998 (1997)
Brisk and Trixxy - Eyeopener (1999)
Bach - Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, Air (1731)
Aztec Mystic - Jaguar (1999)
Boards of Canada - Aquarius (1998)
Robert Schumann - Im wundershonen Monat Mai (circa 1840)
Isolee - Beau Mot Plage (2000)
The Verve - Sonnet (1997)
Akufen - Deck the House (2002)
RJD2 - Cut Out to FL (2002)
Sigur Ros - track 8 (2002)
The Shins - Those to Come (2003)
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Rydeen (1979)
Isan - The Race to be First Home (2004)
Go!Go!7188 - Koi no Uta (2000)
Devandra Bernhart - This Beard is for Siobhan (2004)
Manual - Astoria (2002)

It was a very satisfying experience to mull and dig and create this list. When you find youself with a bit of free time, I recommend that you too make a list and enjoy the memories music so wonderfully carries within it.

Oh, and of course, when you finish - post it here!
 

acheron

TRIBE Member
Well, like jay said, it's incomplete - but this is a pretty good crossection. Later musical periods have yet to define themselves fully, like my electronica times, as they are still too fresh. But some things do stick out. I've endeavored, where possible, to indicate the significance of the music in question.

Ok... here we go. acheron's life in music.

Fifth Symphony - Beethoven - my parents tell me I hummed this as a wee child
Night on Bare Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky - stuck in my head

Rhinestone Cowboy - Glenn Campbell - one of the first songs I really liked
Under my Thumb - The Rolling Stones - I hated it when it first came out 'cuz it was overplayed
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates - childhood favourite
The Gambler - as sung by the King's Singers - we studied this in music class, grade 6
Any Dream will Do - from the Soundtrack to Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 70's version - music class again
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller - camp
Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot -
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton - saw the movie about 30 times that summer
Magic - Mick Smiley - favourite song+scene from Ghostbusters
Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark - John Williams - I hum it every now and then...
Theme from WKRP in Cincinnati - stuck in my head
Eyes of a Stranger - The Payolas - they opened for Duran Duran, 1984
The Reflex (album version) - Duran Duran - globe and mail delivery w/earphones, winter, 1985
The Seventh Stranger - Duran Duran - girlfriend
Madonna - any up to about Justify My Love (fanboy)
Imagination - Belouis Some - opened for Frankie Goes to Hollywood, awesome band
Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Pleasurefix mix) - Frankie Goes to Hollywood - favourite mix/favourite band
Point of No Return - Nu Shooz - coding BBS software, 1980's.
If you're Tarzan, I'm Jane - Martika - coding BBS software, 1980's
Brothers in Arms (the song) - Dire Straits - best song ever
Love Theme from Dances with Wolves - girlfriend wiped a tear away with my finger while this scene was on
The Order of Death - PIL - "Hardware" was a favourite movie of 1990
Tomorrow Wendy - Concrete Blonde - girlfriend
18 and Life - Skid Row + Kickstart my Heart - Motley Cue (combined) - girlfriend couldn't do it without these on
Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky - acid trip

Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz + Ice Cream Man (David Lee Roth style)
(as played by Phil X and the Jam at the Artful Dodger)

Spastik - Plastikman - representative of everything he's ever done.
Star 69 - Fatboy Slim/One More Time - Daft Punk - John Acquaviva playing in the basement at Turbo
Patterns (remix from EP) - Speedy J - first E trip during his performance at Minimal
You Suck - Yeastie Girls/Painkiller (remix) - Richie Hawtin - rooftop party at my apartment, Queen & Spadina (http://www.abstrakt.org/hame.html) and (http://www.function.org/hamish/)

Born Slippy (Nuxx) - Underworld - first song my son Ethan heard after he was born
The Corrs - Runaway (Live in Dublin)
Sigur Ros - () - track 4 I think
Sigur Ros - Taak - tracks 2+3
Breathe Me - Sia - listen to it over and over and over on Winter Chill 2005
 

zoo

TRIBE Member
i tried, i came up with a list of about 20 songs, but i find this way too difficult
 

zoo

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by gasper
so include more than 20!
huh?

my problem is that it's too hard; i can't decide which songs to include and which to leave out

how does one define the worth of a song?
 

gasper

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by zoo
huh?

my problem is that it's too hard; i can't decide which songs to include and which to leave out

how does one define the worth of a song?
My list went from 32 to 50 to 45. It's up to you to decide what makes the final cut. :)
 

acheron

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Old Stradlater
ahhh yes, when I'm 80 years old, I'll gaze back over my long lost youth and sigh as I remember "Spaztik" by Plastikman.
It's not necessarily the music so much as it is what I was doing at the time, and what Hawtin's music has meant to me.
 

gasper

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Moez
cool idea! this could take a while...
My friend spent a little bit of time each day and finished his list after one month. I hammered my list out by spending a whole day thinking and taking notes.
 

gasper

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Old Stradlater
ahhh yes, when I'm 80 years old, I'll gaze back over my long lost youth and sigh as I remember "Spaztik" by Plastikman.
If the song is strongly associated with a significant event or person or emotion in your MEMORY than any song good or crap has the potential to evoke a sign when you're 80 years old. This concept has nothing to do with the merits of the song... get it?
 
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