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February 23, 2004

Jukebox Blogger

Via John Scalzi, by way of Steve Green (although I do remember seeing it over at Gaiman's place too), comes this little meme:

1. If you've got a music jukebox (i.e., an iPod, or iTunes or WinAmp or even Microsoft Media Player on your computer), fire it up, open up your entire musical library.

2. Put the library on "random shuffle."

3. List the first 10 songs that pop up. No cheating to delete the uncool, embarrassing or guilty pleasure tracks.

OK, here they are:
  1. The Connells - Hey You
  2. Sublime - What I Got
  3. Crowded House - Something So Strong
  4. Sidewinders - We Don't Do That Anymore
  5. Toad the Wet Sprocket - Butterflies
  6. Guns N' Roses - My Michelle
  7. The Freddy Jones Band - Blue Moon
  8. Barenaked Ladies - When I Fall
  9. The Questionnaires - Anything Can Happen
  10. Rhett Miller - World Inside the World
How very thrilling indeed. This wasn't my entire MP3 collection, just the portion of it that is currently residing on my laptop (via the Jesus-powered miracle of WiFi, I don't need to have them all duplicated left, right, and into the hereafter, you see).

I trust you all feel a little enriched by this experience.

Update: Fine, fine, since everyone else is doing it, here's ten more:

  1. Poi Dog Pondering - Te Manu Pakarua
  2. Jim Croce - Photographs & Memories
  3. Cowboy Junkies - To Live is to Fly
  4. Van Halen - Summer Nights
  5. Gin Blossoms - Until I Fall Away
  6. Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline
  7. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
  8. Emmet Swimming - Tom Collins
  9. Mother Love Bone - Bone China
  10. Space - Me and You Vs. The World
Even more enrichment for you. But this one comes with an unrelated gripe from yours truly.

Why on earth does the new Martha Stewart Collection television commercial slaughter Jesus Jones' "Right Here, Right Now" by turning it into a cross between Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and what probably resembles the theme song to "The View?" Egads, it's 'orrible!

Also, why is there an ad for a collection of love songs that includes "Right Here, Right Now" as well? If I remember correctly, it's a song about being alive in a time of what, we thought anyway, was massive change in the world - the Berlin wall coming down, the collapse of the Soviet empire, the end of the Cold War. A time when all things good seemed possible.

Not a time for gettin' your freak on (although that's good, and possible, but not the context of the song).

Idiots.

Posted by Andy at 06:02 PM





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