What's your musical horoscope? (Put your player on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs that come up.)
I know…I know…the whole “musical horoscope” idea has been done before (and before that a few more times) and like most QotD’s I was willing to let it go. But I thought that this morning I would track what songs came from my iPod as I drove to work and decide what it meant for me today:
God Has Put A Smile Upon Your Face – Coldplay
Yes, He has. In fact, with Thanksgiving last week, I even posted about it. I’m assuming that this is a gentle reminder to always be thankful, not just during holidays with turkey and football. That’s fairly heavy philosophy for rubbing-sleep-from-my-eyes-pulling-out-of-the-garage time.
The Burnt-Over District – Hem
Given last month’s terrible fires here in San Diego County, this seemed a little mean-spirited of the horoscopic muse. And then I remembered that I have to leave early today to meet some workmen that are going to convert our wood-burning fireplace into a gas-burning one. Hopefully that does not suggest that our family room will qualify as a burnt-over anything.
Wildflower – Sheryl Crow
Apparently, while I’m home with the fireplace people, I’m supposed to cut the grass. I wonder how the HOA got that one in there?
405 (acoustic) – Death Cab For Cutie
Hmm… this one’s tougher. I haven’t been in Orange County or LA for a bit and have no plans on going there anytime soon. But I DO travel CA-56 every morning on my commute (was on it when this song came on, in fact) and I decided that “fif-ty six” has as many syllables as “four-oh-five” and that I could substitute…
“Misguided by the 56 'cause it lead me to an alcoholic summer” – yeah, that still works.
Ohio – Over the Rhine
Also a bit of a mystery, since I haven’t been to Ohio in years, but as I was listening to this moving, almost mournful, song I tried to think of why people in the Buckeye State should be so sad today. And then I remembered — last night UNC beat Ohio State in Columbus, helping the ACC to comfortably win (7-3) the ACC Big-10 Challenge. Again. Go Tar Heels!
Not bad, iPod. Not bad.