Alice’s Playlist

3 12 2009

This idea is from Rachel McCeuen’s Off [Sound]track concept of creating a playlist of songs that remind me of Alice. You will probably not know many or any of these artists. So listen and hear something new 🙂

1. Alla Luce Del Sole – Josh Groban – This is in italian so probably nobody will understand this, but the intro and the emotion of the song can be understood as mysterious and trying to find one’s way through confusion.

2. Anxious  – C o L o R – As Alice is in the hall of doors, she is anxious to get in to see the garden. This communicates from an outside perspective of anxiousness and a young man’s reaction to it.

3. The Animal Song – Savage Garden – The Caucus-Race in a little more archaic sense.

4. The Calling – Santana – A fiery theme with a powerful word set: The Rabbit Sends In A Little Bill.

5. Because I Got High – Afroman – This song is explicit, do not listen to it. I hate this one in fact, but the title simply struck me as perfect. The purpose of this one is the title value for the Caterpillar.

6. Converting Vegetarians – Infected Mushroom – This is wayyyyy out in crazy land, I do not know why this is on my iPod. Its creepy and borderline insane techno for Pig and Pepper.

7. Paralyzer – Finger Eleven – I think is just great for the Cheshire Cat’s smile, because it literally gives you pause seeing so wide a grin on a cat.

8. Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend – Cheery hatred of proper grammar, a great match to the mad tea-party.

9. Around The World – Daft Punk – The croquet game is played literally everywhere with no rules. I thought this goes well with a chaotic scene of croquet.

10. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen – Changing styles of chaos that have a sad theme in a funny representation, perfect for the Mock Turtle’s story.

11. Sway – Mondo Eleven (for instrumental) – Lobster-Quadrille. Sway is a big band classic from the 40s about tango dancing.

12. If I Were A Rich Man – Broadway Recording – Everyone should know this. This is for the Mad Hatter in the court when he pleads over and over “I am a poor man your majesty!” I wrote a blog that matches this named MLIA

13. Nothing Left To Lose – Mat Kearney – I love this song and its great for rainy days. This is for Alice in the court when she shouts “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!” because she stands with nothing to lose.

14. Already Home (Spanish Version) – Ha-Ash – For the spanish students and people out there you should be able to get the gist of this. The title in and of itself works as a good end for Alice waking up and already, well, being home.

Alternate 14. Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics – Waking up from the sweet dreams of wonderland that are pretty well summarized here.

15. Sunshine – Take 6 – A hearty, happy finale.


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