Here’s the drill:
Just start your iPod, iTunes, or whatever music player you use, and write down the first ten tracks that come up. No cheating and skipping around until you get the cool songs.
So, here’s the outcome:
- “The W.A.N.D.” by The Flaming Lips (from At War With The Mystics)
- “Digging In The Dirt” by Peter Gabriel (from Us)
- “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Patsy Cline & The Jordanaires (from The Patsy Cline Story)
- “In My Life” by The Beatles (from Rubber Soul)
- “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor” by Paul Simon (from There Goes Rhymin’ Simon)
- “The Girl From Ipanema” by Stan Getz with Astrud Gilberto (from Getz/Gilberto)
- “Galileo” by Eddie From Ohio (a cover of the Indigo Girls tune, from Live at Lewie’s – Bethesda, MD)
- “Island In The Sun” by Weezer (from Weezer)
- “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd (from The Wall)
- “Carry The Flame” by Aretha Franklin (from Salt Lake 2002 Official Music Of The Games)
Any surprises? Well, I haven’t heard Patsy Cline come up on my iPod (or iTunes at work) in a long, long time. Same goes for “The Girl From Ipanema” – a classic, and somehow fitting for the mood of the day. And I haven’t heard the Aretha track in a long time – probably since I ripped the Salt Lake 2002 CD into my iTunes library – it must rest in the most cobwebbed corner of my iPod. The contrasts in the mix are really fun, eclectic, and true to the name of this blog.
By the way, you can always see what I’ve been listening to (mostly at work – and it pulls data from the iPod if the unit is docked to my computer) by looking at my Last.fm stats. The five most recent plays are on the right-hand column of this blog, too – but the actual Last.fm page has more cumulative data.