Thursday, March 29, 2012

Music for the Zombie Apocalypse

You know when the zombie apocalypse happens and you’re forced to transition from a slacker (whose main stress in life is a login error on facebook) to a lean-mean-zombie-fighting machine living off berries and shoe leather in the shattered husk of a skyscraper?

Well you need a soundtrack, and you’d better start thinking about it now because the power grid will eventually go dark. Best to plan ahead and play along.

Ok, so here’s the meme.

Put your music on Shuffle.

The first song is the theme for the Apocalypse.

The second song plays during your first zombie kill.

The third song plays while you’re chased by a Horde.

The fourth song plays while you’re forced to kill your loved one.

The fifth song plays when you find your new love interest.

The sixth song plays when you make your final stand.

The seventh song plays when you (think you) survive.

The eighth song plays when you discove a bite mark on you.

Got it? Have you started yet?

Well, here’s what my soundtrack looks like
     1. (apocalypse theme) Cat Power - The Greatest (this slow and sultry indicates to me that the invasion happens when no one is looking and takes us all by surprise.)

     2. (first kill) Jimmy Eat World - Just Tonight (Oh we just kicked it into high gear! Fight!)

     3. (chased by a horde) James Brown - Super Bad (the juxtaposition of being chased by zombies to a James Brown song needs to be in a movie… NOW)
     4. (kill loved one) Deerhoof – TheGreatCarTomb (if the music is any indication, this will be one surreal scene)
     5. (new love interest) South - Straight Lines to Bad Lands (as if to warn us this isn't going to be a happy ending folks... it's called foreshadowing and it’s not exactly a cutemeet.)
     6. (final stand) Arcade Fire - Black Wave / Bad Vibrations (first lines: “If we can reach the sea, they won’t follow me… we’ll make it if we run.” A natural pick if you ask me.)
     7. (victory!) Postal Service - Be Still My Heart (I imagine standing on the pile of zombie bodies while this triumphant little song of bleeps and computer glitches plays. Plus there’s some foreshadowing if you look for it. FTW!)
     8. (discover bite mark) Voodoo Child - Jimmy Hendrix (PERFECT! brrraaaaiiiiinnnnssssss)

Thanks to Mercedes M. Yardley for passing on this fun meme, go see what plays during her apocalypse.
But first, tell me what yours were!!!!


  1. I can't resist...

    My apocalypse theme - I'm Not Afraid (Fleming and John). So. Freaking. Perfect.

    First kill theme - Cruel Summer (Bananarama). Um...yeah.

    Chased by a horde theme -That's Not My Name (The Ting Tings) Don't eat me, zombies! You've mistaken me for someone else! Someone yummier!

    Killing a loved one theme - Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand) REALLY? Universe, you are creeping me out.

    New love interest - Starlight (Muse). Okay, I can deal with that.

    Final stand - Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes) Yep. Totally creeped out now. Either that, or my music taste is just really suited for the zombocalypse.

    Victory music! - Big Bang Baby (Stone Temple Pilots).

    Discover bite mark - Never Enough (The Cure). HAH!

  2. Why not?
    First song: The dreamland by Zach Boucher (Fair enough)
    Second song: Windfall by thefatrat
    Third song: October Skies by HendersonMusic (Appropriate)
    Fourth song: Scars by Iniquity Rhymes and EmceeNorad (Yes that's amazing)
    Fifth song: We don't bite by Jtmachinima (fair enough)
    Sixth song: High Score by Teminite and Panda Eyes (Yessssssssssssssss)
    Seventh song: Battlefield Harsline by Jtmachinima and Iniquity Rhymes (omg that's amazing I'll listen to that song as a finale last stand happens)
    Eight song: Bite Me by Jtmachinima (Omg is my phone psychic)
    Ninth song: This Time by Iniquity Rhymes (Omg I'm done)
    Tenth song: Game over 2 by Zach Boucher ft Kaitawi and Lukey (Well played phone well played)

    1. How the hell did I misspelled Hardline with Harsline?