2006_11_arts_ruinmusic.gifBryan Bruchman, of New York band Man in Gray, and his girlfriend Mary, have started a site to pay homage to all of those ruined songs in life. You know how often a song will stick itself to a situation, an event, a memory...making music a sonic earmark, and the first few notes of a song leading you on an unwanted trip down memory lane.

So this site, Ruined Music, not only focuses on those songs ruined by an ex...but also by "a roommate, a bandmate, a former best friend, a neighbor, a teacher, or an ocelot". So go dig up that old mix tape and let nostalgia sink in, write a little 1,000 word diary entry on that song that reminds you of a 7th grade crush, and submit it for the world to see. This one, by New Yorker Carrie Jones, has got to be our favorite. The song? "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" by the Magnetic Fields.

Check out this clip on MTV News where everyone from Lee Sargent of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, to U2's Bono, talk about what songs are ruined for them.