Soundtrack of My Life?

Up early today. Like every day. “Needed” to hear Doolin Dalton and Desperado from the album of the same name. The Eagles for those of you who do not know. 2nd album, 1973. It occurred to me that there simply would not be time enough to play the soundtrack of my life. At my funeral. And besides, there’s the dilemma of deciding whether to compile the list entirely myself or invite people I know to contribute. To the playlist. You know, when the time comes.

“Girlie feelin’ low today?” you wondering? Naah. A little solumn perhaps. A bit serious. Maybe it’s that time of year. For awhile now, pretty soon after waking up, they’ll be a song playing in my head. Before I turn on the computer, before checking the weather on the TV. Out of the pre-dawn silent, stretchings I will hear either the melody or lyrics or both, to a song. A new song. An old one and frankly, at times, a song from who knows where!

Earlier this week, I was surprised to wake to the internal strains of Quicksand Jesus. Damn! Tell me Glenn I don’t really know the gestalt of that one. LOL What is it. How is it, that more times than not, it’s simply easier to express myself through music? Sure. It’s personal. Totally subjective. Listening to “sad” songs may not be because I’m sad. “Metal” songs are not angry for me. They put a smile on my face.

As a clark, I find the medium of music an absolute necessity. It is the lifeblood. clarks relate to the world from the intellectual, the rational realm. Somewhere along the line, through no conscious choice of our own, the emotional, non-rational was deemed “a red-headed step child” (apologies to you guys. really!)

In the absence of music, either someone else’s or my own, how would I express myself? Writing? There’s that. Solitary. Of the mind. Music. Listening. Of the body. Luckily both are about feelingHere’s to a most excellent weekend for everyone.


14 thoughts on “Soundtrack of My Life?

  1. Clark Scottroger November 21, 2014 / 8:07 am

    I suspect that there is a secret passage (to the emotional side) of clarks to be found in music….


    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 21, 2014 / 8:54 pm

      I agree. And at the moment unable to comment intelligently. But you raise an a point worth exploring. So I shall return.


  2. zoebyrd November 21, 2014 / 8:16 am

    hahaha CLark…. frickin frist.

    I am totally with you of late… been giving the music thing some thought lately… Now I have to think about the soundtrack for my life as I was just thinking about what I like…. is there anything written about shitstorms and poodles? (hahaha , crack myself up)


    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 21, 2014 / 8:58 pm

      You should! I don’t care that you have a rogerian secondary lol, the music “thing” is there for you. And yes! You know there are plenty of songs and music having to do with “shitstorms”. Unless you speak of the literal shitstorm:) Poodles? Yes, there must be songs about poodles!!
      You crack me up too:)


  3. Kristi Campbell - findingninee November 22, 2014 / 11:18 am

    I find that I go in music trends… like, I’ll be completely obsessed with a song and play it over and over and over and over…and then, not so obsessed. There are ones though that I can listen to every single day forever. Like One from Metallica. Yeah, that’s maybe my all-time favorite. It’d be kinda weird playing at my funeral though huh? Chuckling at Zoe’s comment too – shitstorms and poodles? 🙂


    • lrconsiderer November 22, 2014 / 10:34 pm

      I SO VERY DO THAT – the over and over obsessive listening thing!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 23, 2014 / 6:16 pm

      I know what you mean. I get that way with bands too, not just particular songs.
      No! Metallica at your funeral would be quite appropriate. And I don’t think you’ll becaring much at that point if it’s weird lol.
      One is also one of my favorite’s as well:)
      Shitstorms and Poodles would be the name of her band. If she ever started one lol


  4. lrconsiderer November 22, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    I was upset earlier today and lost all the music and then it came back slowly via Van Morrison.


      • lrconsiderer November 23, 2014 / 7:00 pm

        It’s all over now Baby Blue.

        One of my go-to songs for when I’m feeling particularly clarkish. But at least it was music. From there I came up through Muse and MDMR and back into life.


        • GirlieOnTheEdge November 26, 2014 / 3:26 pm

          That one doesn’t sound familiar however, I will check it out for sure:)

          “for when I’m feeling particularly clarkish.” I like it:)

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          • lrconsiderer November 26, 2014 / 4:04 pm

            Soon as you hear it, you’ll be all “Ohhhhhh I GET IT!”


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