Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Why can't my life have a soundtack?

I mean honestly. Why? It would be so helpful. I could combine my love of music with my complete and total impatience to know the future. I would always know when scary stuff was going to happen, so then I wouldn't be asusted (startled... spanglish rules) and scream. I could know, as Jack Johnson "Better Together" played in the background, when I was going to meet the boy of my dreams and fall in love. If "Leave the Pieces" began, I would instantly know that he was going to break my heart, so I could be prepared. Guster's "Demons" could play while I was angrily driving away from fighting with someone...you get the picture. I guess what all this comes down to is my lack of patience. I'm the type of person that reads the last page of the book half way through just to find out if the two main characters end up together (The Twilight series just about killed me...yes, of course I read the last chapter before I'd gotten half way through the book, do you even have to ask?). I've never been one for big surprises. In many ways I like to be able to predict things, I need a sixth sense or something. Too bad that's not a talent you can develop, like playing an instrument or something like that.
I guess what it all comes down to is that the future is uncertain for everyone. It all depends on the choices that we make (I'm starting to sound like an afternoon special or something cheesey like that. I better stop while I'm ahead). So I guess even if I did have a soundtrack, it wouldn't really help me all that much. I'd still have to choice and no type of music is gonna change that. Bother! I was really trying to get rid of that responsibility...but I am taking suggestions for my life soundtrack, even if it won't help make my decisions...so, I'm open for suggestions, let me know what you all think and if it's good, I'll burn copies for all those who contribute.

Thank you for listening...or reading...

8 comments:

Megan Shaw (aka Dot) said...

Hi Mal! I'm so excited that you have a blog. I miss my Mal! We will need to get together soon. I would love to hear all your mission stories and I would love to watch endless amounts of Gilmore Girls with you. Hope you are doing well. Love ya girl! Check out my blog http://shawfamilystories.blogspot.com/

Ashley Walker said...

Oh Man, you haven't changed a bit! (that's a good thing!) Welcome to the blogging world. I think you'll find it's therapeutic. We will be coming in April for Mike's wedding so we will see you then!

Ashley Walker said...

ps: you need to make the font on your posts bigger! Maybe i'm just getting old, but I can't read it=)

Mal Mecham said...

Just for you Ash...I made it bigger... :)

Amy said...

Those are some dang good songs - will you do a soundtrack for my life too? That would be the COOLEST profession in the world - you could just follow people around for a week and make them a soundtrack. I'd hire you.

"Beautiful Soul" for the mantage where you and the "Better Together" boy are playing, laughing, running, jumping, watching movies, etc. :) That will be a good mantage.

Melinda said...

Hey Cuz, I like reading your blog and when I read it I can just hear you. It is like you are sitting right next to me telling me what you wrote. I can't wait to see you guys in April. Tell the fam hello. Love ya guys.

You Know :) said...

First and foremost: "No Scrubs", by TLC.

Then, let's see. "Tell It Like It Is", by Cast.
"Let There Be Love", Michael Buble'.
"Raindrop Prelude", Chopin.
"The Old Turf Fire".
"Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah".
"Mind Trick", Jamie Cullum.
"Work To Do", Vanessa Williams.
"Somebody To Love", Anne Hathaway.
"No Regrets" and "Let Love Be Your Energy",
Robbie Williams.
"Caring Is Creepy", The Shins.
"Let Go" and anything else by Frou Frou.
"Oh, Lady Be Good", Gershwin.
"I Get A Kick Out of You" and "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", Frank Sinatra.
"The Longest Time", Billy Joel.
The entire Hairspray soundtrack.
"Daughters", John Mayer.
"Hurt So Bad", Kina.
"La Vie en Rose", Edith Piaf.
"White Flag" and "See the Sun", Dido.
"The Future Has Arrived", All-American Rejects.
"Tout Envoyer en L'Air", KYO.
"Seize the Day" and "High Times, Hard Times", Newsies.
"Breakaway", Kelly Clarkson.
There are more.

macbezz said...

I don't know if you're really supposed to put songs from other soundtracks on your own, but I know you love the Hairspray (Aubrie's a chatterbox), so how about "You Can't Stop the Beat" for when you feel like dancing.

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