Tuesday, August 15, 2006

random rules

i visit the onion's av club once in awhile, but i didn't know about its random rules feature. basically, they ask the interviewee to set their ipod to shuffle (no skipping allowed), and see what the first 10 songs are. so i am trying this myself, knowing that i can risk quite a bit of embarrassment by displaying a few not so cool tracks that live on my ipod. please note that i have not taken time recently to clean off my ipod (meaning that i haven't deleted some songs that i don't really want on there but somehow managed to get uploaded one day.

(thanks to dan who first blogged about this.)

Down The Road Apiece - The Rolling Stones
Not surprising that the Stones came up as they are my favorite band and probably the most frequently played artist on shuffle. This is a track from The Rolling Stones, Now!, an album from the early 1960s that is heavily influenced by American Rock & Roll and the blues. And this is a great track that I don't listen to enough.

Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - Elton John
I love Elton John. This is one of those songs that I can sing along to and get into a good mood. And this also pops up on my workout mix, I think. It makes me want to punch someone, but in a good way.

Hold My Hand - Hootie & the Blowfish
First embarrassing track. I don't really like Hootie, but this is a fun song to sing along to in the car with friends. Reminds me of junior high.

All By Myself - Jamie O'Neal
This version is from the Bridget Jones Diary soundtrack and is the kind of song I like to listen to when I am lonely or sad. It's totally cheesy, but that's the kind of crap you want to hear when you're sad, especially over a boy.

I Can Tell - 504 Boyz
Very embarrassing. This reminds me of going to frat parties during my freshman year of college. Which is probably when it got downloaded to my computer and added to some sort of freshman year mix cd. Remember mix cds? I miss those.

Let's Wait a While - Janet Jackson
Janet was my first real concert. Rhythm Nation Tour. I like a lot of her songs, but this is one I typically skip over.

The Name of the Game - ABBA
Similar to the Janet comment, I like ABBA (who doesn't?) but this is one song I have probably never listened to the whole way through.

Somebody Told Me - The Killers
I tried to get into this band last year when they became super popular, but it didn't really happen. This song is okay. I like listening to it when I work out because of the tempo.

Livin' on the Edge - Aerosmith
Get a Grip was the first CD I ever owned. I got it for Christmas with my CD player-boom box (which is going on 10 years old and I currently have in my bedroom).

Man is the Baby - Antony & the Johnsons
Maybe I can redeem myself with this last track. Max introduced me to this band this past winter and the lyrics and vocals on each track of this album (I Am A Bird Now) are so heartbreakingly beautiful. Sometimes I cry when I listen to this album. Sometimes I am in the mood to cry so I turn on this album. This isn't one of my favorites though - I am quite fond of "You Are My Sister".


Maxwell Thomas Wastler said...

"Remember mix cds?"

King Dan said...

Strangely enough, Get a Grip was also my first cd. Oh to be young again....