Monday, April 23, 2012

music on my mind

I enjoy music. I can’t sing. I can direct you to relatives who have witnessed my killing of karaoke. Music is food for your soul but often for me it just lightens my mood. I listen to lyrics. Parodies can be more fun than the original songs.

M&M can sing because he's a radio

Filmmakers know how change the mood with a good soundtrack. Have you thought of the soundtrack of your life? 

That question is too big to answer. How about the soundtrack of your day or maybe just an event/visit during your day? Background music should not be limited to weddings, parties, and elevators.

This background music playing at various places of business would be fun. Tell me what you think. Here’s my list so far:

  • Financial planner’s office - “Refugee” by Tom Petty - “... you don’t have to live like a refugee...” 

  • Divorce lawyer’s office - “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen 

  • Before you end up at that lawyer office you might visit a marriage counselor’s office - “Hello, Goodbye” by The Beatles - “... I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello...” 

  • Traffic court - “Radar Love” by Golden Earring - “...we got a think that’s called radar love...” 

  • Any Congressional office - “The Fool on the Hill” by the Beatles - “...day after day, alone on a hill, the man with a foolish grin is keeping perfectly still...and he never gives an answer...” 

  • While administering a breathalyzer test - “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin 

  • While making arragements at the funeral home - “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum - “you’re gonna go the to place that’s the best”

I don’t want to leave you with the idea I only enjoy older songs. This youtube clip is a song from Lucinda Williams’ 1998 album (yeah I’ve downloaded newer stuff). The lyrics of “I lost it” probably applies to many of our soundtracks at some point.



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13 comments:

SparkleFarkle said...

I really enjoyed this perspective! "Running on Empty" ala moded with a heaping helpin' of "Against the Wind" pretty much covers it for me. (FYI: Although Rosemary Butler is credited as Jackson Brown's back-up singer in "Running on Empty," yup, it's really me!)

SparkleFarkle said...

Oops! Here's the "e" I left off of (Jackson) Browne.

lisleman said...

 seriously?  you are Rosemary Butler?  She played with a few big acts from what I gather on wikipedia.  Great voice.

Bearmancartoons said...

14 years would still make it an "old song"

lisleman said...

 yes it's not new but what I meant is I'm open to trying newer artists than the sixties and seventies groups.  REM and U2 are sorta new to me and REM broke-up already.

Barbara said...

You are so creative - perfect choices for those offices! I'm the same way about music... different songs trigger different memories and there's almost always something running through my head. I love that song "Breathe" by Pearl Jam (except the new Willie Nelson version. Just not right!) and "Don't Let Another Moment Slip Away" by I-can't-remember.

lisleman said...

 I did a quick search on "Don't let ... Away" and the song is "Hey, Hey, Hey" by Michael Franti & Spearhead. Since google included blog friends in my search your post on this came up very close to the top.thanks

CiCi Winningham said...

These are pretty good.
The divorce lawyer one cracked me up. I can relate since my divorce was final on the 17th of this month.
The congressional office one is my favorite though.

Good job, lisleman.

I enjoy music too. Very much.

Nita said...

This is going to take a lot of thought, but a great idea usually does. I will be back when my old brain comes up with a track. Have a great week.

lisleman said...

 Have a great week too.  Get your background soundtrack playing as you go through your week.  thanks

lisleman said...

 Thanks.  Wow your divorce is still very fresh.  Hope things are coming together fine for you.  I believe even if a person is not a fool when elected they become one after the politics get to them in office.  Congress probably ruins a lot of good people.

oceangirl said...

hehe funny Lisleman. Are 80s considered old?

Jene said...

I love music, it's amazing how the sound of some songs can bring you back to certain points in your life.

Very creative choices!

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