Today is the 16th birthday of my younger daughter, Fiona.
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.”
Happy Birthday, Fiona!
I look forward to hearing Fiona’s selections for this week and reading her commentary.
Happy Birthday Fiona! What a great theme idea!
I’m looking forward to your week of music ❤️
Since this is Fiona’s favorite video game, I request that she be by my side if and when that fateful day comes. We can blast this music from whatever source we’re able to find, as I find it surprisingly soothing, which I did not expect at all. Looking forward to the discovery this week with you, Clay.
I’ve watched people play this game before, but this is great timing because I’m actually playing it through for the first time this week! Such a beautiful game and score. Looking forward to reading all of Fiona’s picks 🙂