The chatter on my car radio caught my attention about halfway home from Kentucky on Interstate 64.
I have no idea who was talking, or where they were talking from, or how the discussion started on the FM station.
The topic: If they were doing a movie about your life, what songs would be on the soundtrack?
Hmmm. It was one of those random conversations that I couldn’t get out of my head until I got home, sat down at the computer and wrote about it myself.
A movie about my life would rely heavily on good music. It’s been a good life, overall. Not exactly movie material, though.
We all have our favorite songs, but which ones would you choose to help tell your story?
It was fun to reminisce about good music. All the genres over decades. Songs that make me think about certain people, moments and memories. Some simple songs that have a special meaning.
After several hours at the computer, and multiple lists, here the songs that I chose to be on the soundtrack of “Mackin: The Movie:”
There have to be songs in honor of my late parents.
There have to be songs in recognition of my two children.
The remainder of the soundtrack are favorite songs that I’d like to be listening to if a movie was really trite and boring.
Every good movie needs a sing-along scene. In a pub somewhere, filled with friends. My songs would be Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” and The Doors’ “Touch Me.”
But, hey, the music will be good!