Tuesday, August 7, 2007


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 – Lovage
Born Again - Marilyn Manson
Born To Run – K-Os
Bullet 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 - Cornelius
Darkness – 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 Manson
Fight 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 – Korn
The 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

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