Daily Archives: November 15, 2004

Musical Selection and a Livejournalistic Moment

First, the music selection for today: “In Time” by Kelly Hogan. Great voice.

Second, I’m gonna get all LiveJournal on ya (not that there’s anything wrong with that — some of my best friends have LiveJournals!) and do one of those random “follow the leader” things — which I’m also doing today on By The Way. To wit:

1. Open up the music player on your computer (if you have one — the music player, I mean. Clearly you have a computer, because otherwise you couldn’t read this).

2. Set it to play your entire music collection.

3. Hit the “shuffle” command.

4. Tell us the title of the next ten songs that show up (with their musicians), no matter how embarrassing. That’s right, no skipping that Carpenters tune that will totally destroy your hip credibility. It’s time for total musical honesty. You can put the list in the comment thread, or write it up in your blog or Journal and then post a link in the comments.

Here’s my list:

1. “Grey Matter” — Oingo Boingo
2. “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” — Radiohead
3. “Live-In Skin” — Foo Fighters
4. “On Golden Beams” — Jack DeJohnette
5. “Watson & Crick” — Michael Manring
6. “Long Line of Cars” — Cake
7. “Man of Constant Sorrow” — Rod Stewart
8. “Cruel” — Tori Amos
9. “Wholly Holy” — Marvin Gaye
10. “Don’t Go Away” — Oasis

And another 10, just for fun:

11. “Girl of My Best Friend” — Bryan Ferry
12. “Young” — Nickel Creek
13. “Tainted Love” — Soft Cell
14. “Nothing Wrong With You” — Finn Brothers
15. “Hero of the Day” — Metallica
16. “Who Wants to Live Forever” — Queen
17. “Small Town” — John Mellencamp
18. “Cry, Cry, Cry” — Johnny Cash
19. “Gabriel (MJ Cole Mix)” — Lamb
20. “I X Love” — Charlie Mingus

What’s your random shuffle?