February 10, 2013

A Soundtrack for the Revolution

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Music has been a big part of my life since I was about 14. I've never had the talent to create it, but that has not dampened my appreciation for those who can or diminished my love of listening to it. It caught me by surprise when someone on Twitter asked me what the soundtrack for this blog would be if I were to have one. What an intriguing question!

Considering that I almost always listen to music while I am writing posts, I was surprised to realize that I'd never considered the question of a blog soundtrack. It didn't take me more than a few minutes to discover that doing so was more challenging than I had expected. I have very diverse musical tastes, but I decided to limit myself to stuff that was mostly uptempo and energizing (I did allow myself one exception). After all, this is isn't just about atheism but about revolution. That meant I'd have to eliminate many great songs that just didn't have the energy I was looking for. I also decided I wouldn't allow myself to have more than one song by the same band.

Assuming that I was to put together an Atheist Revolution soundtrack, giving myself room for 13 tracks (a fairly typical album length), here's what it might look like:

  1. The Fight Song (Marilyn Manson)
  2. Don't Need Religion (Motorhead)
  3. Best God in Show (NOFX)
  4. Cult (Slayer)
  5. Materialist (Bad Religion)
  6. Enemy of God (Kreator)
  7. Judith (A Perfect Circle)
  8. Leper Messiah (Metallica)
  9. Opiate (Tool)
  10. Terrible Lie (Nine Inch Nails)
  11. No Truth (Atheist)
  12. Shallow Be Thy Name (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  13. To Hell With God (Deicide)
Every blog should have a soundtrack. To the bloggers out there, what would yours be?

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