As a teenager, I loved watching Ally McBeal with my Mom. We’d usually watch the show together in my parents’ bedroom as she got things together for the next school day. One of my favorite concepts from the TV show is the idea of a life soundtrack. If you happened to watch the show you remember that the music of Vonda Shepherd and Barry White were incorporated into most episodes. The shows usually began and/or ended with Vonda Shepherd singing at a piano. Despite the fact I can no longer remember many, if any, of the plots of the individual episodes, the very idea of a life soundtrack has stayed with me.
What songs would I play on the own soundtrack to my life is a question that continues to intrigue me. In fact, I briefly wrote for a now defunct website called JamsBio. The idea was to write articles/posts centering on a particular song or even a band/artist. It was the easiest money I ever made. I loved every minute of it. Unfortunately, my work resided entirely on the website. I might just have to revive the tradition and make it a feature of my blog. I loved writing about the various memories I associate with certain songs and/or artist(s).
- Ally McBeal – Does it still hold up (tvhappyplace.com)