tyler_james on Nov. 30, 2009
I love music.
Despite being the musical black sheep of a family that could give the Partridgeâ€™s a run for their money, Iâ€™ve always had a strong appreciation for music, even though I was never going to be much of musician myself. (My Dream Job #23: The Guy Who Chooses Background Music for MTV Reality Shows.)
One thing Iâ€™ve noticed is that there are some times where music seems to take on a bigger role in our lives. There are certain songs that weâ€™ll forever attached to specific pivotal moments or turning points in our journey. A few chords in, and theyâ€™ll transport you right back to that time and place. Falling in love is one of those times. I mean, how else is it that couples get â€œTheir Song?â€
Breaking up is one of those times, as well. And interestingly enough, it seems a good 85% of the songs out there are about either falling in love, or falling out of it.
In searching for an interesting thing to do for Chapter Breaks in “Over”, I decided it might be cool to spotlight the songs on various charactersâ€™ iPods as a reflection of both the content of the chapter to come and the mindset of that particular character. It should come as no surprise that we start with Felixâ€™s iPod.
If you havenâ€™t heard Ryan Adams & The Cardinalsâ€™ â€œFix Itâ€, give it a listen. Few songs capture the raw sting of fresh heartbreak quite so well.