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My ‘About A Son’ Soundtrack Challenge

My 'About A Son' Soundtrack Challenge

Doc filmmaker AJ Schnack has invited me to participate in a blogging challenge tied to his upcoming film, Kurt Cobain About a Son. Since the film, and its soundtrack, are a walk through the musical education and influence of Nirvana’s Cobain, AJ has asked a few bloggers to come up with their own “soundtrack of our lives.” Anyone who reads this blog regularly, knows that I consume music like its water, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that I have a long list of songs that were very important to me in the 28 years I’ve been alive. Here’s my tracklist (with links to as many of the songs that I could find on YouTube):


“Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles

“Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley

“So What” by Miles Davis

“Steppin’ Out” by Joe Jackson

“Hot For Teacher” by Van Halen

“Orange Crush” by R.E.M.

“My Generation” by The Who

“Bullet the Blue Sky” by U2

“Crazy” by Seal


“Soma” by The Smashing Pumpkins

“Something I Can Never Have” by Nine Inch Nails

“Nothin But A G Thang” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

“How Soon Is Now” by The Smiths

“Cornflake Girl” by Tori Amos

“Sabotage” by Beastie Boys

“Only Shallow” by My Bloody Valentine

“Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash

“Born Slippy” by Underworld

“Allah Muhammad Char Yaar” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

“Isobel” by Bjork

“Parklife” by Blur

“Hell Is Around the Corner” by Tricky

“Teenage Riot” by Sonic Youth

“Kiko and the Lavender Moon” by Los Lobos

“Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead

“Protection” by Massive Attack


“Here” by Pavement

“Porcelain” by Moby

“C.R.E.A.M.” by Wu-Tang Clan

“My Baby Just Cares For Me” by Nina Simone

“My Valuable Hunting Knife” by Guided By Voices

“Millennium” by Robbie Williams

“I Just Wanna Love You” by Jay-Z

“Suffragette City” by David Bowie

“You Got Me” by The Roots & Erykah Badu

“Autumn Sweater” by Yo La Tengo

“Innocent When You Dream” by Tom Waits

“Walk On” by U2


“All Mixed Up” by Red House Painters

“The Blower’s Daughter” by Damien Rice

“Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones

“Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

“Light and Day” by The Polyphonic Spree

“Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

“Mother of Pearl” by Roxy Music

“Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens

“Wake Up” by The Arcade Fire

“Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield

“Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake

And the sad part is, I know I’m forgetting some… Okay, so now, I tag the following bloggers: Jarren, Bryan Poyser, and Janet Pierson.

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