Sep 23 2008

I’ve Had The Theme Of My Life

Published by at 8:31 am under Blog

Raptureponies asked us last week what our theme tune would be and I am surprised how tough it’s been to pick a song for me. A few weeks ago, a friend of my asked me what song would I like played in my final moments as the zombies had surrounded me and the only thing I could do was go out fighting. For that, I picked Voodoo Child by Rogue Traders:

And I guess I could use that as my theme, but it doesn’t quite fit unless I’m in serious peril and am likely to be beating in the heads of the undead (being sure to sever the spinal column).

Last week, I listened to Bolero (the version from the end of Moulin Rouge) on repeat. It’s invigorating, it’s joyful, but it’s a bit pretentious. I’d like to have a theme tune that was a bit more ‘everyman’.

I thought about House of the Rising Sun, but there’s too much seediness associated with it. And I’m probably a little young for Stairway to Heaven to be my theme. I flicked through my most played list on my iPod and swiftly discounted Sweet Transvestite (too gay), Tom Waits’ Falling Down and Town With No Cheer (I’m far too positive for those two), Monty Python’s Always Look On the Bright Side of Life (I’m not that positive) and I Like Chinese (a personal theme tune should not have racist undertones, regardless the comic value).

I settled on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah (Jack L‘s version) for a while, as it is definitely one of my favourite songs, but it’s a bit too obvious. I want something a bit more off beat.

So, for the moment at least, I’m settling on a different Jack L cover, Jacky, originally sung in French by Jacques Brel. The song of a great man and his journey from the gutters to the stars. It’s a brilliant tune and for now, you can here it on Jack L’s MySpace page.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “I’ve Had The Theme Of My Life”

  1. Kitty Caton 23 Sep 2008 at 11:27 am

    I love Jacques Brel. I think Bruxelles is one of my favourite songs ever and Ne Me Quitte Pas is the most amazing sad song. I was thinking about doing a post about him a while ago, that’s just reminded me!

  2. Stellaon 23 Sep 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Glad I wasn’t the only one having difficulty chosing the theme song. Still not very happy with what I chose but it’ll do for now.

  3. Darrenon 24 Sep 2008 at 2:52 pm

    @Kitty Ne Me Quitte Pas is beautiful. Camille does a gorgeous version too. I only really know Brel’s stuff through Jack L. I must look into getting some Jacques Brel albums.

    @Stella It’s tougher than expected. It changes with mood. I’m already thinking I made the wrong choice.

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