January 1, 2009

Soundtrack 2008: The Year of Self-Destruction

An annual end of year tradition for me is to create a playlist, or soundtrack if you will, describing my life over the course of the past year using songs I discovered within that time frame.

Here's my personal soundtrack to. . . 

Opening Scene - "Polite Dance Song" by The Bird and The Bee
Waking Up - "The Wolf" by Miniature Tigers
Average Day - "Bruises" by Chairlift
First Date - "Honey I've Been Thinking 'Bout You" by Jackie Greene
Falling in Love - "Pourin' Rain" by Graham Isaacson
Love Scene - "The Hill" by Marketa Irglova
Fight Scene - "Cold Shoulder" by Adele
Breaking Up - "Sing for You" by Tracy Chapman
Getting Back Together - "Things Ain't Like They Used to Be" by The Black Keys
Secret Love - "Thin Line" by Jurassic 5 and Nelly Furtado
Life is Good - "More Time" by NeedtoBreathe
Mental Breakdown - "You Found Me" by The Fray
Driving Fast Scene - "Sex On Fire" by Kings of Leon
Learning a Lesson - "You Don't Know Me" by Ben Folds and Regina Spektor
Deep Thought - "Mirrorball" by Elbow
Flashback - "When You Were Young" by The Killers
Party Scene - "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You" by The Black Kids
Dancing - "Electric Field" by MGMT
Regrets  - "What's Been Going On" by Amos Lee
Long Night Alone - "Lonlier Than This" by Steve Earle
Death Scene - "Cath . . ." by Death Cab for Cutie
Ending Credits - "Crying" by TV on the Radio