Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist

With increasing regularity, the television shows and films that I watch often use songs that I have in my own personal library, leading me to believe that i should have really pursued a career as a music supervisor for a television show. granted I don't watch a whole lot of television, but the shows I do (and have watched int he past) have all used a plethora of songs that I personally enjoy...case in point, last night's epiosde of CSI: Miami had a TV on the Radio song while they were going through one of those we're collecting evidence that can implicate the guilty party in the crime we are trying to solve montages. Anyway, I was inspired to compile a mixtape of sorts, one that if licensing and distribution rights were not an issue, I would include the following songs on the soundtrack for a movie. I am drawing inspiration from the John Hughes productions form the 80's...those teen comedies are almost remember more so for their iconic music, an element that I feel is sorely missing from today's features (amongst other things of course, like a decent script). Anyway, regardless of why I decide to do this, the tunes are pretty good so check them out (by the way I am writing this before I go to work so I'm in a bit of a rush so i don't have time to put them in any discernable order, enjoy).

1. Interpol - Untitled
2. Van She - Kelly
3. Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down
4. People Press Play - These Days
5. Smashing Pumpkins - Thirty-three
6. We Are Scientists - Lethal Enforcer
7. Stars - Undertow
8. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - A Teenager In Love
9. M83 - Graveyard Girl
10. Ladyhawke - My Delirium
11. The Virgins - Rich Girls
12. The Postal Service - Sleeping In
13. The Notwist - Consequence