So, originally, this was meant to be called 'The 2005 Soundtrack Meme'. I got it off John Au-Yeung, though he didn't mean it as a meme. The idea, basically, was to assemble a soundtrack of your life/the world around you in 2005. Capture the highs, the lows, the catchy little jingles, that sort of stuff. And this is what I did, for about five seconds, and then I got caught up in the way the words of songs fell together, and started adding bits and pieces here and there. Which is kind of what I do, I guess. Anyhow: the end product is that I came up with something that's not me, but which, because of the political nature of the Herd tracks framing it, I'm going to slap a title on and call it some kind of found poem. A found poem made from my ipod.
Opening (Living In the World, Partly Aware, Again)
The Herd - The Metres Gained
2005: Are You Ready?
Explosions In The Sky - Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean
The Year, Part One (Awake? Yes, Awake)
Bettye Lavette - How Am I Different
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Complicated Situation
Cog - Silence Is Violence
Pause (Watching Bodies Float Away)
Mogwai - Ex-Cowboy
The Year, Part Two (Pens, Paper, Notes Are Lost Again, Excuses Are Given)
Art Of Fighting - Reasons Are All I Have Left
Nancy Sinatra - Bang, Bang
Art Of Fighting - Come Round & Show Me
Pause (Have You Followed the Bodies Downstream?)
Múm - We Have A Map Of The Piano
The Year, Part Three (Fighting Both Sides Everywhere)
Placebo - Protect Me From What I Want
Broken Social Scene - It's All Gonna Break
The Flaming Lips - Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
Pause (When The Water Becomes Ice You Can Be Preserved)
Explosions In The Sky - First Breath After Coma
The Year, Part Four (How To Move With Broken Legs)
Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass
The Mountain Goats - This Year
Ben Lee - Catch My Disease (That's The Way I Like It)
2005: Are You Done?
Explosions In The Sky - Have You Passed Through This Night?
Finishing (You Were Not Aware Enough In This World, Your Freedoms Diminish)
The Herd - Apocalypta