Saturday, August 23, 2008

Your Inner Soundtrack

It can't just be me. I'm in my car heading home from a trip to the grocery store to pick up whatever I forgot to buy yesterday and the song that pops up on my iPod is the very perfect song for that moment, matching my perfect inner soundtrack to the movie about my life starring Me. The camera pans in: Quirky Girl Driving with Purpose.

That moment makes everything feel great. I'm suddenly absolutely comfortable in my skin, pleased with my hair, my casualness, my age, my knowledge of the world (or lack thereof.) The day is beautiful, everything is so green and vibrant and it's the very best part of the weekend - Saturday afternoon with a nice dinner, a glass of wine and some prime TV watching to look forward to and the hard work, house cleaning and a bike ride, behind me.

The song is Johnny Appleseed by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros. It's a really really good song - melodic and deeply cool with a fantastic crescendo. You are welcome to use it on your own soundtrack if you like. I don't mind.


  1. Great song and entry!
    It's good to be aware of the moment, especially when it's good.

  2. This happens to me all the time, but usually with really embarrassing songs.

  3. Yeah, I got an awesome Joni Mitchell CD for my birthday and the opening song I realized was THE SONG that should open the movie made of my novel. It was perfect. Sniff! Joe Strummer.....