shuffle me ten, please

I got this from sprite, who got it from Sweetpea, who got it from….

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:

  1. “The W.A.N.D.” by The Flaming Lips (from At War With The Mystics)
  2. “Digging In The Dirt” by Peter Gabriel (from Us)
  3. “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Patsy Cline & The Jordanaires (from The Patsy Cline Story)
  4. “In My Life” by The Beatles (from Rubber Soul)
  5. “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor” by Paul Simon (from There Goes Rhymin’ Simon)
  6. “The Girl From Ipanema” by Stan Getz with Astrud Gilberto (from Getz/Gilberto)
  7. “Galileo” by Eddie From Ohio (a cover of the Indigo Girls tune, from Live at Lewie’s – Bethesda, MD)
  8. “Island In The Sun” by Weezer (from Weezer)
  9. “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd (from The Wall)
  10. “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.

And it’s fun to see how this list compares to the two posts I made for the 2005 music meme (here and here) – just more food for thought, right?

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.

4 thoughts on “shuffle me ten, please

  1. great selection there. i was surprised to see pink martini on sprite’s page…i didn’t think anyone else knew who they were! that’s some groovy bossa nova there!

  2. Yeah, we’re big fans of Pink Martini. I’ve seen ’em twice, and they’re infectious.

    All hail Thomas Lauderdale!

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  4. “One Man’s Ceiling is another Man’s Floor” – Hadn’t realized that was Paul Simon, but I figured the Beasties were riffing on someone when they got that line…

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