I’m putting together a soundtrack for my life story (just for future reference….not dying or anything).
I’m imagining my story being told on film and what music is playing at different times of my life.
I got the idea last night, watching Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” (with Pam Grier and Sam Jackson).
It’s much more difficult than I thought, trying to choose songs that truly compliment the time, my mental and emotional state, and continue to reverberate as audio triggers for feelings and memories.
So far I’ve come up with three songs from my childhood that make the cut. Interestingly they are all Jazz songs (You would think motown or funk would dominate)
Cristo Redentor by Donald Byrd
…and I’ve Known Rivers by Gary Bartz Ntu Troop
And lastly, Pharoah Sanders’ The Creator Has a Master Plan!
All three of these songs are capable of causing a flash flood of memories, and even overload. Sometimes I even need to re-boot my system after hearing them (which is a good thing most of the time) (-;
I’ll be adding more to this list as they come to me.
What do you think of these three? Am I off to a good start?