Your Musical History Mixtape


My step-dad always seems fascinated with how big of a role music has played in my life. Truth is, music has always been there for me to give me advice (usually bad), put me in a mood I want to be in, keep me in the mood I’m currently in, give me the thoughts to think or words to say. Music has inspired me to write short stories (one that turned into a script and eventually a short film; see Reel Big Fish’s “Skatanic”), paint ridiculous paintings, have my heart broken and fall in love. And since my musical tastes have changed so drastically over the years, a Musical History of Justin Simpson would be a pretty wild ride. Oh hell, let’s just give it a shot!

Side One
AC/DC – “Rock’n’Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution”
Green Jelly – “Three Little Pigs”
Alice Cooper – “Feed My Frankenstein”
MC5 – “Kick Out the Jams”
Reel Big Fish – “All I Want is More”
Rancid – “Ruby Soho”
Mindless Self Indulgence “Bitches”

Side Two
Blink 182 – “Stockholm Syndrome”
Burzum – “Dunkelheit”
Jimmy Cliff – “The Harder They Come”
Miles Davis – “Right Off”
Those Darlins – “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy”
Amy Winehouse – “You Know I’m No Good”
Ramones – “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”

In trying to keep with SoulPancake’s suggested requirement to apply general analog tape rules, I tried to keep each side at about 7 songs as I can’t remember ever fitting more than that on each side. I’m still not really satisfied with this list so I think maybe Time-Life will need to make a set!

This is a [life’s little lists] writing prompt from SoulPancake and can be found here. I highly recommend you check out SoulPancake, buy their book and share your input on the site!

This is post 16 of my very first time participating in NaBloPoMo, a “Blog a Day” project for the month of November written on day 17 because I am lazy and unmotivated.

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