So I started thinking about this concept the other day-- if my life had a soundtrack up to this point, what would be on it?
Okay, I can remember choosing music for myself as early as grade 3. (I am referring to music other than the Donut Man and Evie-- which would be my mom's choosing.)
So-- from 3rd grade until now-- here's my top 20 songs in chronological order(ish) from earliest to today...
Walk Like An Egyptian- The Bangles
Ripple- The Grateful Dead
Blister in the Sun- Violent Femmes
Just Like Heaven- The Cure
Closer to Fine- The Indigo Girls
Into the Mystic- Van Morrison
Linger- The Cranberries
Paradise by the Dashboard Lights- MeatLoaf
Me and Bobby McGee- Janis Joplin
Pick a Bale of Cotton- Leadbelly
Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
Being Around- Lemon Heads
Uncle Walter- Ben Folds Five
I Wanna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I Can't Help Myself- The Kelly Family
Stomp- Kirk Franklin
Martyrs and Thieves- Jennifer Knapp
All that We Let In- The Indigo Girls
Red Clay Halo- Gilliam Welch
Come Away With Me- Nora Jones
So, yeah, don't read too much into my choice of songs-- they all invoke a specific memory or specific time in my life...
(BTW-- I could have populated the entire list with Indigo Girls songs... I had to make myself choose other things...)
Anywho... there actually IS a reason I started thinking about all this-- but that post will have to wait for another day after I ruminate on it a little more...