The lovely folks over at Running On Sober have issued a challenge to their readers: tell your life story in six songs, and then for fun, wrap up your life in a bonus seventh song. With each song, guest bloggers are encouraged to fill in the details as to what that song means in that particular point or aspect of their life.
The series runs every Monday, through September, and today’s edition features myself and another guest blogger by the name of Twindaddy, who blogs at Stuphblog. We were each given the opportunity to tell our life stories in six songs, plus a bonus, and share these stories with the Running on Sober readership. I thought I’d repost Twindaddy and mine here, but for you lazy few who just want to know what songs I came up with, without any context – sorry, but you’ll have to click on the link to read my story – here’s my list of seven songs:
- “Rock & Roll” by The Velvet Underground
- “Cure for Pain” by Morphine
- “(I’ve Got You) Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra
- New York I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down” by LCD Soundsystem
- “This Tornado Loves You” by Neko Case
- “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone
So without further ado, here’s Life in 6 Songs, Vol. 7 – Twindaddy and Gus.
This series, and it’s an excellent series which I encourage you to check out past volumes of other shared stories, got me wondering: if you could choose one song, or several songs, what would that one song, or those several songs be?
Post the results in the comments below, along with a couple of sentences explaining why. You don’t have to go into too much depth – add as much or as little as you like – but some context would be appreciated. No prizes for originality, and I promise, no mocking if your song is “Wind Beneath My Wings” or “I Just Called to Say I Love You” or anything by Wilson Phillips.
Actually, I WILL mock you for “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” That song is the fucking worst.
Don’t be shy. Share your song or songs below, and let’s discuss!