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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Soundtrack Of My Life

(Edited to fix the stuff at the bottom, and add stuff at the bottom. You people gotta tell me when stuff on here looks strange or incomplete.)

Here's a collection of songs that I could listen to over and over again and not get tired of them. If I had an iPod, these songs would be on there.

Be Thou My Vision, arrangement courtesy of 4HIM.
- I finally found the link and it actually works this time!! You all MUST go download this before the link dies again. (EDIT: I just tried it from work and it doesn't work...but it did last night when I found the link again) I have never listened much to 4HIM and don't listen to much CCM these days, but their arrangement of this song is one of my all-time favorite songs in any category.
I love the words, I love the tune, everything just works perfectly in this song, IMO. It's also the source of the title of our blog and I listened to the song extensively during Our Turbulent Engagement.
(If it's available for free download on that site, maybe it's legal to share it user-to-user...so if it doesn't work, let me know and I can just upload it to the blog or website. If this is illegal, please let me know, even though I'm bursting at the seams to share this MP3.)

Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Soundtrack
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- Specifically tracks 2, 12, 13, and sometimes 1. Mostly I loooove track 12 "The Battle." Consequently, it's also my favorite part of the movie (I have a Y chromosome, what do you expect).

Jurassic Park soundtrack, Journey to the Island
- I think that's what it's called. I've long since lost the actual CD. It's from the part of the movie where they are going to the island on the helicopter.

Star Wars soundtrack, Throne Room
- I sort of wanted to our wedding recessional to be this song (sort of), but Harmony would have none of it. For those less-inclined, this is the music that's playing at the end of Episode IV when Luke, Han, and Chewie are receiving their medals. Technically, Chewie didn't get one, for some reason.

Abide with Me (tune of "Eventide")
- I've been trying to perfect this one on piano. I think I'm sort of there. JunkMale is loath to admit that he will probably make his children take the dreaded piano lessons, which they will probably dislike just as much as JunkMale did. But they will also be grateful that their parents made them, just as JunkMale is loath to admit that he is grateful that they made him.

Up With The White and Gold, Ramblin' Wreck, good old Georgia Tech fight songs
- On here more for old times sake than being an all-time favorite. Lyrics are somewhat PG rated, considering many many references to drinking and the underworld. When called upon, I sing the censored version, although I don't censor any references to drinking. Instead, I improvise hand motions! Hahahahahahahhahaha! (Kids, daddy is/was not a drunkard, nor does he condone drunkenness) And I do intend to dress my daughters in white and gold, at which point they will cheer the brave and bold or raise the ratio.

Ebla and Cuzco, by E.S. Posthumus
- E.S. Posthumus is a most excellent musical selection. They write music that's got a lot of those very dramatic sounding choral vocals. You might've heard bits and pieces of their music from movie trailers, such as Spiderman and Minority Report. Although I've never seen NBC's "Cold Case," apparently one of their songs is played over the opening credits. They also need to hurry up and come out with a second album, considering it's been at least 4 years since their great first album.


Drunken Lullabies, by Flogging Molly
Reminds me of 2005 spring break. Pictures here, and video here, although if you don't know us personally, you might be bored, unless you like watching video of people you've never met.


More songs might be added as I remember them, but I wanted to hurry up and post the link to Be Thou My Vision.

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  • Birdie

    An interesting thought. Now I'm wondering what the soundtrack to MY life would sound like...