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  • The Life & Times of Joe

    1 apr 2006, 04:02 av MrModernRock

    Many journals on this site are journals about mix CDs and compilations. I myself have indulged in this activity on one or two occassions coming up with my own mix CD with odd common traits amongst the songs (ie: animal names, references to heaven/hell, etc). The idea of creating a compilation album interests me, however, simply picking out songs and throwing them into a random order seems pointless. With this mix I thought I would try something new. This compilation album will tell a story of a man named Joe and his travails with love, life, and ultimately his death. The story will connect through the song titles mostly, but the songs themselves should connect to one another as well. Well, here we go...

    Album Title: The Life & Times of Joe

    Act 1
    1) Soundgarden - Little Joe
    2) Gorillaz - All Alone
    3) The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
    4) Art Brut - Emily Kane
    5) The Black Keys - Girl Is On My Mind
    6) Alien Ant Farm - Movies
    7) RHCP - Give It Away
    8) Eagles of Death Metal - I Only Want You
    9) Prince & The Revolution - Take Me With U
    10) CCR - My Baby Left Me
    11) Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker

    Act 2
    12) The Beatles - Sexy Sadie
    13) Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
    14) The White Stripes - I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart
    15) Loretta Lynn - Mrs. Leroy Brown
    16) Queen - Love of My Life
    17) B.B. King & Eric Clapton - Marry You
    18) The Who - My Wife
    19) Eric Clapton - We're All The Way
    20) Temple of the Dog - All Night Thing
    21) Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    22) Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
    23) Iron & Wine - Naked As We Came
    24) Black Keys - Hold Me In Your Arms

    Act 3
    25) B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
    26) Cream - We're Going Wrong
    27) Temple of the Dog - Times of Trouble
    28) Franz Ferdinand - Cheating On You
    29) Howlin' Wolf - Back Door Man
    30) Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
    31) Black Keys - Hurt Like Mine
    32) Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night
    33) Queens of the Stone Age - Six Shooter
    34) Hater - Who Do I Kill?
    35) Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
    36) Michael Jackson - The Girl Is Mine
    37) Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man
    38) Franz Ferdinand - Darts of Pleasure
    39) The Doors - End of the Night

    Act 4
    40) Pink Floyd - On The Run
    41) Soundgarden - Hunted Down
    42) CCR - Run Through The Jungle
    43) Ozzy Osbourne - Suicide Solution
    44) The White Stripes - Death Letter
    45) Soundgarden - Pretty Noose
    46) Queens of the Stone Age - Hangin' Tree
    47) Pearl Jam - Black
    48) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Devil's Waitin'

    Okay, there we have it. The life and times of Joe. For those of you confused with the story, I'll explain and sum up the acts just because I'm a nice guy.

    Act 1
    Act 1 starts off with Joe leaving his home at a somewhat early age. Joe is all alone in the world until he meets a girl named Emily. This is Joe's first love, and as such, has a lot of heart-ache at the end when Emily moves away and does not take Joe with her.

    Act 2
    We fast forward a couple years. Joe has finally (truly) gotten over Emily and he meets Sadie, a beautiful girl. After the two date, Joe wants to meet Sadie's mother (Mrs. Leroy Brown). After the meeting, which is a success, Sadie and Joe get serious as Joe asks Sadie to marry him. The remaining songs of Act 2 are of course their honey moon and early marriage life.

    Act 3
    The thrill of young love and marriage has finally worn off and Joe and his wife hit a rough patch. Unknown to Joe, Sadie has been cheating on him in their own home. Through various connections, Joe finds out his wife has been cheating on him and confronts her. After confronting her, Joe decides he must take matters into his own hands and end his wife's love affair. Joe confronts the "other" man and shoots him dead at the end of the night.

    Act 4
    We pick back up with Joe on the run from the law. Joe fearing the long arm of the law decides there's only one way out: suicide. Joe escapes from the world by hanging himself only to be met in the afterlife by Satan himself. The End.


    There we have it folks. Hope you all enjoyed the story. I may actually have to try putting this collection onto CDs and see how it all sounds together.