Yay! I finally finished programming the soundtrack so it shows up exactly
the way I want it to, complete with art.
Due to the size of the full post, however, LiveJournal keeps giving me "post is too large" warnings. I have to break this whole thing up into 5 posts
. Apologies in advance.
This is a soundtrack of songs about New England or artists from New England (the "from" is interpreted very broadly here). I ended up with something on the order of 69 (no snickering!) songs, many of them from people you've actually heard about.
For a brief overview of New England's unique culture and heritage, here's a good overview from Wikipedia
. Upon reading the page and confirming that it's all true — yeah, I guess I can see why the rest of the U.S. thinks we're a bunch of weirdos. I like to think that it isn't us who are weird so much as it's all of you.
We are, if nothing else, an arrogant lot. (I'm joking about that last part. Sort of.)
While it's true that when someone goes through the list of U.S. regions with a strong musical tradition, New England is not
the first place anyone would pick. I'm very sure that the Mississippi Delta (Blues), Austin (Americana), Nashville (Music City U.S.A. for the Country set), Chicago (Jazz), Seattle (Grunge), Orlando (Boy Bands), L.A. (Metal and Rap), and New York City (Punk and Rap) would all be vying for a spot on the list.
New England, by contrast, wouldn't even see
the list, let alone be on it. There really isn't a typical "New England" sound. Hell, there isn't even a typical Boston
sound. Fair enough. But what New England lacks in a cohesive, identifiable musical style, it makes up for it in variety.
Other sections of this soundtrack can be found in:
Track listing is under the cut and, where appropriate, a brief description of what makes the song fit in the soundtrack. Download for Tracks 1 through 15 is at the end of listing. Tracks have to be downloaded on an individual basis because of SaveFile's weird hiccups.Please comment if you download...or even if you just feel like it