When looking for a way to mark the occasion, I first thought about doing a week of “sweet sixteen” songs. I sure had plenty from which to choose. But it turns out almost every one of them is super creepy — like Jeffrey Epstein creepy.
Then I thought, why not let Fiona pick her own birthday tribute? So that’s what I did.
This week, Fiona will share some of her favorite “songs” — actually, instrumental pieces from movies, TV shows and a video game. This is a form of music fandom I never explored myself, and it’s been fascinating to watch Fiona discover it.
I’ll let her take it from here:
“To represent my all-time favorite video game, I chose the theme from The Last of Us. This excellent composition by Gustavo Santaolalla perfectly encapsulates the feeling of being in an apocalypse (at least what I think it would be like). Can’t wait to see how they incorporate this excellent work into the upcoming HBO series.”