Late Nite FDL: Song from the Film of the Same Name
Okay, so on the soundtrack album to the movie of your life, what is your song, the song that says, "(Your Name)'s Theme"? What song is it that you embody? Would that be the same song someone else would choose for you?
On the soundtrack to my movie (working title, "Assault and Flattery") "TRex's Theme" would be, I think, Eartha Kitt singing, "C'est Si Bon". Not so much in that it is an ode to the finer (i.e, "expensive") things in life or even because it (and Eartha) exists in a kind of hazy, rarified zone beyond camp (there are certainly worse ones I could chose from her oeuvre), but because as a piece of music, it resembles nothing so much as a very sleek, very satisfied Siamese cat pleasedly grooming its whiskers. With a horn-section. Next to a kidney-shaped coffee table in a space-age bachelor pad.
So, of course, once I arrived at that, I started looking around at some of the people I know, trying to think what songs they embody. I told Pachacutec that I think of him and hear "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MG's. Playful, soulful, but in some ways as inscrutable as a haiku.
Jane, on the other hand, is Joan Jett singing "Crimson and Clover" . Epic. Sultry with an amp.
Heh. She's not such a sweeeet thiiing…
Um, Christy, to me, would have this one Sarah McLachlan song called "Elsewhere" from "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy". The only video I could find for that was kind of a weird mash-up with scenes from the "X-Files", but seeing as how our Redd is not without her Scully-ish aspects, I figured, what the hey! It's Friday night!
My twin brother is "Karma Hunters" by the Pinker Tones (although he would vehemently deny that he's anything quite that cute and immediately insist that I retract that and give him "The Ace of Spades" by Mötörhead or something). My mom is that song about the Harper Valley PTA. And my Dad, I think, would be the Andy Griffith theme, but ONLY as shown in the video I linked to.
How about you guys?