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Here's the scenario: You're the director editing an auto/bio film of your life's story thus far. How would you soundtrack it ? Break it up any way you like , but for suggestions, say; childhood/ teens/ 20's/ 30's/ 40's etc.

Ex: Childhood: Avalon -Roxy Music

Teens : Ride On : AC/DC

20's : Suspicious Minds - Elvis

30's : Lovin' Cup - the Rolling Stones

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Childhood: Del Shannon, "Runnaway"

Teens: beatles.

20: Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen

30: very avant-garde: Tuxedo Moon, Cabaret Voltaire, Violent Femmes, Bee Gees, etc.

40: everything. Bee Gees, Abba, Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Leonard Cohen.

Rolling credits: "In my life" - Beatles.

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Would rather do an offshoot of an episode of my life and place music that could fill a regular 80 min CD-R. 17-18 songs usually fit in these things. Here goes:

"Falling Out Of Love" by Aqualung

"Wild Is The Wind" as performed by David Bowie

"A Forest" by The Cure

"A Question Of Lust (Minimal)" by Depeche Mode

"Wicked Game (Instrumental)" by Chris Isaak and Silvertone

"Ghosts" by Japan

"Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star

"You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

"Wrapped Around Your Finger" by The Police

"The Ghost In You" by The Psychedelic Furs

"No Surprises" by Radiohead

"Quarantine" by Rialto

"True To Life" by Roxy Music

"1ere Gymnopedie: Lent Et Douloureux" by Erik Satie

"Oscillate Wildly" by The Smiths

"Just For A Moment" by Ultravox!

"The Damned Don't Cry" by Visage

"Only You" by Yazoo

***Hidden tracks on flip side: "But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?" by Death In June and "Further" by VNV Nation :beatnik:

I got an idea! :headphones:

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Childhood:

*Cosmic Dancer - T-Rex

*Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys

*Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles

*Mamma Mia - ABBA

Teens:

*I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper

*Shout It Out Loud - KISS

*Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

*I Just Wanna Have Something To Do - The Ramones

*Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

Twenties:

*Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

*Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

*Dream On - Aerosmith

*She's Not There - The Zombies

*White Room - Cream

*Modern Love - David Bowie

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The first song i remember liking is "final countdown", was my fave when i was about 4.

early teens -the brit pop years featuring oasis ("wonderwall""live forever"), pulp ("common people"), the verve ("bittersweet symphony"), blur("parklife")

with special appearances from the doors, greenday, the offspring ("self esteem")

teenage angst/depression years radiohead ("creep" "karma police" "paranoid android"), the cure ("lullaby" "lovesong" "close to me"), david bowie ("space oddity" "ziggy stardust"), the doors ("the end" "when the music's over"), placebo ("pure morning""nancy boy"), the smiths ("big mouth strikes again"), bush ("glycerine")

summer of 2000 aka the summer i finished school-"enola gay", the dandy warhols ("get off"), "mr. jones", "one step beyond", radiohead ("fake plastic trees")

uni years all of the above with new entries grandaddy ("miner at the dial-a-view"), portishead ("glory box"), interpol, franz ferdinand, the killers

sorry, i'm sure no one will read this, too complicated, can't really make it clear in my head either!

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<11: chordettes - lollipop , cindi lauper - girls just wanna have fun

>11: Evanescence - fields of innocence, silverchair - suicidal dreams, simple plan - perfect, korn - bottled up inside

present time; 16: Hatebreed - I will be heard, Iced earth - my own savior, godsmack - Sick of my life, metallica - fade to black, adema - giving in,while heaven wept - soulsadness

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Childhood:

"I love Little Baby Ducks" -Tom T. Hall

"Blackbird" -Beatles

"Chim Chimmery" -Mary Poppins

"Sloop John B" -Beach Boys

Teens:

"Tender Years" -Eddie and the Cruisers

"La Vie Boheme" -RENT

"Bookends" -Simon and Garfunkel

"New Horizons" -Moody Blues

College Years

"Wild Summer Nights" -Eddie and the Cruisers

"Karn Evil 9" -ELP

"Touch Me" -Camera Shy Paparazzi

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" -Bruce Springstone

And that's all i've lived so far.

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