The Future Soundtrack to the Future Movie Based On My In-Progress Novel

  • "Television," Baxter
  • "Television," Sunny Day Real Estate
  • "Kill Your Television," Ned's Atomic Dustbin
  • "Jesus Built My Hot Rod," Ministry
  • "Shit From An Old Notebook," Minutemen
  • "New Year's Prayer," and "You&I," Jeff Buckely (Heck, the whole of "Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk" could be the soundtrack.)
  • "Neighbourhood," Space
  • "Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was," Radiohead
  • "Waltz #2 (XO)," Elliot Smith
  • "Horse Power Suite--The Tropics," Carlos Chavez, Mexican composor
  • "Playground Love," Air (Off the Virgin Suicides Soundtrack)
Author Comments: 

It could happen. I'm thinking ahead.

This list is a great concept, but the question is . . . is this novel an autobiography? Is this the music that defines you or simply songs that match some work of fiction? Defining the soundtrack to your life sounds like a fun project. . .

The novel is a work of fiction and the songs relate to the plot and characters. Since the novel is only half-way through the first draft, it is kind of premature to be thinking of movie rights and soundtracks, but the songs have come into my head while I write and seem to almost naturally relate to the material. Yes, the "life soundtrack" does sound like a fun project. To see my "life soundtrack," so far, see my favorite album and song listings; they do a lot to define me.

Did you finish your book ?

Is this my professor from college? Who are you? Who sent you?

Okay, frankly, I didn't finish my book. I was taking a break for the holidays. Do you think they're considered officially over now?

I am the professor from your film.

I am he
who sent me.