Beauties & Beaties

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Music of Your Life

In the movies, the soundtrack is a crucial component; setting the tone, defining a moment or evoking an emotion. In life, we have no orchestra or band behind us, musically illustrating those moments, but there are those songs that stick with you forever or at least can capture the essence of that period of our lives. So, Fuzz and I have taken on the daunting task of creating the soundtrack to our respective lives, encompassing early childhood, the teenage years, young adulthood and today. Please feel free to share your own :)

He Says: The soundtrack of my life sounds like an intriguing concept. It is hard for me to list just one song for each stage of my life. The King did it his way let me see if I can do it mine in song.

1) Childhood: At an early age, I was one of those pain in the ass kids that was always talking. My parents are fond of saying that they do not remember when I first started talking because it seemed that I just started out that way. I was fond of making up stories, singing songs, and took to the art of bullshitting like a duck in water. So for a song I would have to pick, ' The Song That Never Ends' by Sherri Lewis and Lambchop.

2) Teenage years: I pretty much coasted through my teen years. Sure I had the ups and downs of all teenagers but hey it was the age of hair metal and '80's pop rock. How bad could it be? Exchange the words Tastee-Freeze for Dixie Dog and 'Jack and Diane' by John Mellencamp pretty much says it all.

3) Young Adulthood: I was a big partyer in my early adulthood. I always thought then that I would die early, at age 28. Hey Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison died at 28 why should I live any longer? But my 29th birthday hit and I was still alive and kicking. So I started slowing down on my partying and a year later met my wife and settled down. I always pictured my funeral with 'Carry On My Wayward Son', by Kansas. But now I do not think about my funeral at all. Angst is for the young, I suppose.

4) Today: I am older but no wiser, a little grizzled but still optimistic. Now I am a father and a grandfather but in many ways a still think of myself as a kid. So I am going with the Toys R Us jingle. ' I don't want to grow up. Cause if I did. I wouldn't be a Toys R Us Kid.'

She Says: The soundtrack of my life...hmmm. While the wishful part of me would like the music to be exciting, reality forces me to admit it would probably be something like the soundtrack from Muriel's Wedding in muzak form.

The Childhood Years - This one is tough. I was quiet and shy, didn't make friends easily, always had my nose stuck in a book. (And honestly, not much has changed since then. ) We lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere. Since I can't find one called "The Pig Farmer's Stepdaughter", I'll have to go with "Homely Girl". I love my Mom, and I know she meant well by making most of my clothes, but pair that up with the coke bottle glasses I wore since second grade that had the automatic tint...well, I looked homeless.

The Teenage Years - Fast forward five years, and things are looking better. I was doing well in school, playing sports and had replaced the Mr. Magoo glasses with contacts. I actually got the good citizenship award at school which was a laugh. Oh, and perfect attendance. I was the kid everyone probably hated. Definitely "Goody Two-Shoes" during the teen years.

Young Adulthood - I was a late, late bloomer and wow did it catch up with me in young adulthood. I partied all night, skipped school, traveled and had probably some of the best times of my life. I was getting ready to finish college and had planned to join the Peace Corps. At the same time, I had met someone, moved in with him and then found out I was pregnant. He's long gone, but my daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to me. So, waxing sentimental, I'll say "My Baby You" by Marc Anthony would be the song here.

Today - Well, this one could go several ways. I could say"I Will Survive", but that's so overdone. "Shake it Off" might fit too, but then that reveals my pop music obsession. What really fits, though, is Rascal Flatt's "I'm Moving On". Life doesn't always work out the way you plan, and sometimes cutting your losses is the best thing you can do.

So that's it. If this were an actual soundtrack, I probably wouldn't even buy it!


22 Comments:

Anonymous Bruce said...

Hmm.. interesting post. The song that would desribe my childhood years would be Smoky Robinson's "Tears of a Clown", I think, because I was constantly teased and made fun of because of my CP, but I always(ok, almost always) put up a good front, and was self-depricating.
My teen years were even worse, because I was basically an outcast in high school, although I did have a small circle of friends. The song here would most likely be Alone Again by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
My young adulthood was a little better, and I was very much a late bloomer. Then I lost my Dad when I was 26, and it took me years to recover from that. The best song to describe this time of my life would probably be Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.
In the last two years, I've more ups and downs in my life than the previous 51 years, so the song here would definitely be Stevie Ray Vaughan's Life By the Drop. I think the title is pretty much self-explanatory. Sorry for the long comment, but this post really made me think. Thanks guys...

9:29 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

Soundtrack to my life. hmmmmm. My early years should be something either foul or mean, because me and Crazy Dan used to pick on all the other kids. We were bullies, not only that but Fuzz and my other brother taught every curse word known to man and their meaning. I remember in kindergarten calling a little girl a bitch and the teacher said that's a bad word. I said I know and proceeded to tell her the meaning. That wasn't the first licks I received or the last. So I'm going to go with Bad to the Bone by George Thurgood. That's one of the earliest songs I can remember. Fuzz used to make use listen to hair metal instead of watching cartoons, but I refuse to use anything by Whitesnake or Winger. What a bastard!

Teenage years this was a little bit different I was always the outsider and liked it that way. I pretty much hated everyone, but Crazy Dan. He played sports and I spent most of my time with a cast on or crutches. I was also way more intelligent then everyone and let them know it. Thinking about it now, I was a real bastard, but unlike when I was small and fighting I was more insulting and liked to play with people's heads. This was also when I got into Metallica heavily. So I've got to use Don't Tread on Me .

Young Adult: I'm 26 six so I guess this is from College to know. I'd like to break it up from college to work because they were two different people.

College years: I was a huge pot head and that mellowed me out. I also drank lots of whisky was almost kicked out of school and I finally realized how fun girls could be. So I think I'm going to go with Andrew W K’s It's Time to Party .

Work years: Today I'm mellow easy going and reliable. I never take of work which is kinda sad. So I'm going to go with Lynard Skinner or Shinedown's Simple Kind of Man .

9:55 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Fun and interesting post!

Fuzz-I get that Toys R Us Jingle stuck in my head all the time!And from reading my blog you know I am one for silly songs.

Siren-I probably would not buy my own soundtrack either!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Crazy Dan said...

this is the song that never ends
yes it goes on and on my friends.. I still sing that song just to annoy people!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

This is my favorite Beauty vs. Beast post yet! (And yes, I have been reading since the beginning, just been more of a stalker than a participant...)

".... In life, we have no orchestra or band behind us, musically illustrating those moments..." No?!? I guess that is all in my head.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

my early years would be "Isnt she lovely"..Stevie Wonder

Teenage years would be..Shes a lady" by Tom Jones

Young adult years would be..Sherry baby....4 Seasons

Adult Years..Im Leavin It all up to you... Dale and Grace ( I think)

today would be...Strong Enough...Cher

this was fun and brought back a lot of memories! I love music!

10:45 PM  
Blogger jane said...

rofl @ the pig farmers step daughter. Now, I'd buy that one for sure!
This was really cool & interesting :)

2:51 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I remember when I was senior in high school and having to write in a vote for my choice for senior class song. I wrote down Executioner's My life is over. Not because I loved high school, but because I feared the real world. Actually life after school has been better than life in school.

5:33 AM  
Blogger Green Eyes said...

Great post!

5:36 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

Different kind of post, that's for sure. I can only think of one song that fits all of my life (so far), from Joe Walsh:

"Life's Been Good"

--david

6:21 PM  
Anonymous starbender said...

...all I remember is once I listened 2 Pink Floyd, I was a gone'r.
;]

9:35 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

These are great.

"Don't Cry Out Loud" would be on my list.
"I'm so Excited" would be there too.
"Another One Bites the Dust" would be in there too.

I did a Lambchop post at Easter time called Lambchop Does Easter.

Fuzz and others might like it:

http://jamiesmindlessblather.blogspot.com/2006/04/lambchop-does-easter.html

7:00 PM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

I appreciate everyone who has stopped by. This was a different kind of post. For those of you who were affected by it. I am glad that you got into it. I thought that Siren was brilliant for suggesting it. Music is an important part of my life. Eventhough I picked some of the goofiest tunes imaginable, from hair metal to grunge to punk rock to good old c & w to commercial jingles and nursery rhymes, music is the salve that helps me keep sane.

And a good tune should do no less.

9:52 PM  
Blogger ozymandiaz said...

Childhood years - “Loser Kid” by Busted
Teenage years - “Loser” by Three Doors Down.
Young Adult Years – “Loser” by Beck.
Late twenties - "What Made Milwaukee Famous (made a loser out of me)" by Flogging Molly
Two years ago - “Three Time Loser” by Rod Stewert.
Now – “Loser” by Motorhead

Nuff said...

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

ozy- you left out "I'm a Loser" by the Beatles...

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