Here's a fun exercise that Sisterfilms put on her blog FilmAching. Let's see how it goes. Like SF, I am going to keep the Christmas music out of it, since I have so much that this would become either a Christmas movie or something too, too ironic for words.
So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc).
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...
Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley by Lonnie Donegan
Missing by The Roches
First Day of School:
Sufferin' by Gordon Bok
Falling in Love:
Tuba mirum from Mozart Requiem in D Minor, Berlin Philharmonic, von Karajan, soloists
Paint me, Redoute by June Tabor
Waltz Down the Aisle from Anything Goes
Mending Wall by Robert Frost, read by the poet
Life's Just OK:
The Lady is a Tramp by Frank Sinatra
I'll Take My Sorrow Straight by Iris DeMent
I'm Walking Behind You by Frank Sinatra [this is really funny since I don't drive!]
Safe at Anchor by Kate Wolf
Getting Back Together:
The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze from The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan (D'Oyly Carte Opera Co.)
Birth of Child:
The Homestead on the Farm by The Carter Family
Bill Morgan and His Gal by Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen
World in Union by the South Wales Burma Star Male Voice Choir
Walk Down by the Water by Bill Staines
The Me I Used to Be by the Austin Lounge Lizards
The Twa Sisters by Dorothy Fourbister, collected for The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (i.e. the Child Ballads)