Thursday, October 04, 2007

iPost shuffle

Haven't done one of these in a while, but I spent the day writing and re-writing...shamefully, a task I have seldom accomplished these days...and after sitting on my arse all day, felt I needed a little exercise and went for a healthy 2-3 mile run through Astoria, down to the park. Listening to my iPod pretty much throughout the day. I usually always listen to my iPod on shuffle (less thinking, more whatever else I'm dong) and with 4,000 plus songs rattling around inside its plastic guts, it's always fun to see what it randomly spits out.

So, masquerading as actual content, here are the last 10 songs that randomly played on my iPod.

She Said - Paperboys
The Paperboys are a Canadian folk rock band, blending a bunch of styles, most notably Celtic and bluegrass. This is probably my favorite song of theirs off their first album, Late As Usual. I first saw them live when they opened up for Moxy Fruvous, another Canadian band I used to follow in college. Ah, those innocent college days when I followed bands around with my sketch comedy troupe. Yes. That happened. And songs that randomly play on my iPod will always remind me of this.

Grace - Jeff Buckley
Devastatingly good. This entire album is amazing.

Velouria - Pixies
Nice. It's one of those songs that just reminds me of how simple and elegant and awesome this band is. Love 'em.

Got To Get You Off My Mind - Solomon Burke
Even I'm impressed that a) I have Solomon Burke on my iPod and b) my iPod somehow knows how much I like this song. Sometimes, my iPod scares me.

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
It's true. Love is all you need.

Conquest - The White Stripes
When the White Stripes abruptly canceled their tour this year, rumors flew that it was because Meg felt insecure about her mediocre drumming. Her reps said it was because she had serious "anxiety." Then a sex tape made the virtual rounds on the ol' internet claiming that it featured one Meg White. Turns out, it was just some chubby chick with dark hair and big boobs. I don't know what's worse: canceling a tour because of anxiety or having people mistake you for a dark-haired chick with a potbelly in an amateur porn video.

I'm Walking - Fats Domino
My iPod's feeling eclectic today. Cool. Oh, I'm walkin', yes indeed and I'm talkin', 'bout you an me...

Across the Universe (Anthology 2 version)- The Beatles
Okay, it's not that eclectic. But I'm guessing I have like a thousand Beatles-related songs on the thing. Okay. Maybe it's me: the new Julie Taymor movie Across the Universe looks sleek and stylish but I can't help think it's just going end up being a modern day Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band...

I Call Your Name - The Beatles
I, uh, I love the Beatles. My iPod knows this.

Hey Hey What Can I Do - Led Zeppelin
Absolutely my favorite Zepplin tune. Yeah, they have more technically brilliant songs, more epic songs, more grandiose songs...but every time I hear the simple blues-y guitar strums of this oft-overlooked gem, I feel that little twinge of awesome that only great rock n' roll can give you.