Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Themed Music.

Surely, I am not the only one.

Good Evening ladies and gentlemen. As an instrumental music enthusiast, I find myself often applying music I have heard to everyday scenarios in my head. I know I'm not the only one, because I had an entire conversation about it with a good friend today.

This raises a few quesitons. Why do I do it? Does it make things more entertaining? Should I be hired for film music?

In no specific order, Yes, To entertain myself, and probably not.

But back to the original statement, I do find that it makes things more interesting and dramatic. The only problem is it never happens straight up, only in when I reflect on what just happened. If only I could learn to control it.

Anyway, here's a list (you can tell I like lists. A lot.) of music themes that fit everyday.

A well respected man - The Kinks. You guessed it. This is most certainly my morning routine song. I even try to do up my shoes and tie systematically, like in stereotypical movies. If you haven't heard this song, I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Back in Black - AC/DC.
When walking down the path to ol' reliable (Toyota Corolla. I am not a wealthy man.) I enjoy the brief, ecstatic feeling of pretending to be a renegade of some sorts. Does this make be a dickhead? I'm not sure, and I don't care.

Have somewhere incredibly important to be? Running late? Lux Aeterna - Clint Mansell will add the suspense and atmosphere you need. Composed for the movie Requiem for a Dream, I often find it running in my head if I remember some kind of dinner I was meant to go to.

I'm important as fuck.

Reptilla - The Strokes. If there's a certain party atmosphere about an event, I find this song fits so well. I am a huge fan of The Strokes, and thus this will always make memories seem more entertaining, even if they bored me to death.

Your heart is as black as night - Melody Gardet. This smooth, sexy jazz composition will add an air of class and seductiveness to any situation. Inappropriate for lectures, breakfast or anything not involving a partner of choice.

What a wonderful world - Louie Armstrong. Okay, okay. It's corny, I know, but I can't help myself. It's such a beautiful song, that should be heard whenever you take a break from your injections of coffee & cynicism.

I hear music in my head. And I'm okay with it.

I know you do too, so why not let me know what's playing in your life?

Take care of yourselves.

- Oscar.


  1. This is a good post, but the font is very difficult to read.

  2. What a Wonderful World, best song ever.

  3. Nice summary off all good music.

  4. Great post, you have some awesome music in there

  5. Have you seen Doctor Horrible?

  6. Yeah haha I do that too sometimes! Supported and following. alphabetalife.blogspot.com

  7. i bet Armstrong will be played even hundreds years later. cheers

  8. Another great post! Looking forward to more :)