Oh, Blogspot...here we are again; another milestone, another chance for me to use a number in my post-title, another in a long line of chances to write something so overwhelmingly self-indulgent that, well ahead of schedule, my being is threatening its eventual fade into an ether of self-involvement, a solipsistic limbo of Me.
No matter; this is my one-hundredth post, and it comes just in time for my birthday...and if one cannot indulge on (or the day before) one’s birthday, well, what in the world is a birthday good for?
In honour of said birthday, sure to be a cantankerous celebration of 31 years of injecting myself into other people’s conversations, here now is a list: a hundred-song lifetime soundtrack, alphabetized into ten-song increments for your enjoyment.
Please note, however, that while it might be apropos to divine some not-so-cryptic meanings from these song-titles alone, I like to think of this playlist as more of a musical life-encapsulation, an easy-fix for the question of what to play at my funeral – a funeral that will, no doubt, battle for the title of Longest Ever if my will is followed to the letter.
(Speaking of which, and without getting too morbid, I want my feelings known: there is a statue of Jesus Christ kneeling and spreading His arms to the mountains on the west-side of Hammertown; I wish to be cremated into an empty coffee-grounds receptacle, a la The Big Lebowski, and dumped over said statue’s head...just for your, and my own, edification.)
Herewith, the soundtrack:
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare – Mr. Bungle Alone – Ben Harper Big Day Out – Fun Lovin’ Criminals Black – Pearl Jam Black Steel - Tricky B.O.B. – Outkast Book of the Month – LovageBorn Again - Marilyn Manson Born To Run – K-OsBullet With Butterfly Wings – The Smashing Pumpkins
Burn – Nine Inch Nails Burning Inside - Ministry Caffeine – Faith No More Capt Midnight – Tomahawk Chowder – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion C’mon Billy – PJ Harvey Cold Sweat – James Brown Coma – Guns n’ Roses Count Five or Six - CorneliusDarkness – Rage Against the Machine
The Day Brings - Brad Denial Twist - The White Stripes Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips Do You Wanna Get Heavy? – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Effect and Cause - The White Stripes Eulogy – Tool Everlong – Foo Fighters Exit Music (For a Film) – Radiohead Fight Song – Marilyn MansonFight the Power – Public Enemy First It Giveth – Queens of the Stone AgeFuck Her Gently – Tenacious D Gave Up (Remix) – Nine Inch Nails Get Down Lover – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Get It Together – Beastie Boys Go – Pearl Jam God Hates A Coward - Tomahawk Go-Go Gadget Gospel – Gnarls Barkley Good God – KornThe Good In Everyone – Sloan Hail, Hail - Pearl Jam Happiness Is A Warm Gun – The BeatlesHere To Stay – Korn Hitchin’ A Ride – Green Day I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) – James Brown I Could Have Lied – Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m Not The Only One – Filter I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones I Wish You Were Here – Incubus Jerk-Off - Tool
Jesus Christ Pose - SoundgardenJizzlobber – Faith No MoreJudith – A Perfect Circle Just Like You – Rollins Band Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em – Eric B & Rakim Liberation Frequency - Refused Longview – Green Day Mama Told Me Not To Come – Three Dog Night Mountain Song – Jane’s Addiction Mr. Brownstone – Guns n’ Roses
Napoleon – Ani DiFrancoNatural Born Killaz – Dr. Dre & Ice CubeNew Way Home – Foo Fighters Old Friend – Rancid Parallel – Bad Religion Penitentiary Philosophy – Erykah Badu The Perfect Drug – Nine Inch Nails Porch – Pearl Jam Rabbit In Your Headlights - UNKLE Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls – White Zombie
Rearviewmirror – Pearl Jam Redemption Song – Bob Marley Revolver – Rage Against the Machine Rosemary’s Baby - Fantomas Runnin’ – The Pharcyde Sadness – Porno For Pyros Say It Ain’t So - Weezer Sexx Laws – Beck Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana Somethin’ Hot – The Afghan Whigs Sonnet – The Verve Sweet Euphoria – Chris Cornell Teardrop – Massive Attack There’s Been An Accident – Twilight Singers Think – James Brown Third Eye - Tool This Lonely Place – Goldfinger Tonight’s the Night – Neil Young
Tribute – Tenacious D True Love Waits – Radiohead 21st Century (Digital Boy) – Bad Religion Untouchable Face – Ani DiFranco Ugly In The Morning – Faith No More We’re Not Alone – Peeping Tom When Will They Shoot? – Ice Cube White Belt – Rocket From The Crypt Windowlicker – Aphex Twin You Got Me – The Roots