This morning, I posted a question, via Twitter.
“If your life had a soundtrack – like a movie – what would be the opening song? What would be the song running with the credits?”
I had a lot of responses, both on Twitter and from my Facebook status, but the question really got me thinking.
What would the soundtrack to my life really sound like?
Of course, I’m a branding advocate. I believe that your story should BE your brand. And as one of my past posts suggest, “iPod, Am I,” I took that simple tweet one step further and extended the parameters to score my entire life (to date)… My musical brand?
Before we continue, please understand that emotion and history both weighed heavily while outlining this soundtrack. I’m currently dealing with a very ill family member and believe that that has affected some of this… But it’s interesting to think about what my soundtrack would hold (today).
So, here it is, “Andrew B. Clark – The Musical 2009”
(Must be played in order. Many tracks I’ve linked to my Last.fm account and you can listen to them by clicking on the play button in the upper right. Others are from YouTube… ENJOY!)
“Singalong Junk” Paul McCartney
’68 – ’77 – The Clark Family (A.B.):
“California Dreamin'” The Mama & The Papas
“Heaven on Their Minds” from Jesus Christ Super Star (play the video in the body of the page)
“Joy To The World” Three Dog Night
“These Dreams” Jim Croce
“Home Again” Carole King
(’87 to ’91) College/Young Adult (Boston):
“The Lovecats” The Cure
“Rickover’s Dream” Michael Hedges
“We Are In Love” Harry Connick, Jr.
“Scuttle Buttin`” Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble (OMG!)
“So Much To Say” Take 6
“Dance To The Music” Sly & The Family Stone
(’92 to ’94) Young Adult/Early Married:
“What Is Hip?” Tower of Power
“Everybody’s Talkin’” Nilssen
“Kissing A Fool” George Michael
“You Can’t Fall Up (You Just Fall Down)” Tower of Power
“Hey Blue” Tony Rich Project
“Roll To Me” Del Amitri
“Vasoline” Stone Temple Pilots
*** although I’m not quite dead yet ***
“Black Bird” The Beatles (…the Paul-solo version)
Of course, tomorrow, this could all change. That’s what life, and personal branding is all about. I can’t wait to hear what’s in store for the next act…
What’s on your life’s soundtrack?
Andrew B. Clark
The Brand Chef