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May 23, 2007

ten random songs
posted by soe 3:18 pm

I was going to rant about a lack of working fire hydrants (here in D.C. and in other large cities), but then I read Sweetpea’s post today and that seemed like a much more sane idea. I know, I know. Two memes in a week… What can I say? I’m not feeling overly inspired this week.

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.

(As a note, if my iPod comes up with podcasts, audio book segments, or Christmas songs, I’m hitting fast forward. As long as I declare it ahead of the game, it doesn’t count as cheating, right? Just as home rule advantage…)

  1. Justin Guarini’s “Route 66” from American Idol
  2. Pink Martini’s “Dansez-Vous” from Hang on Little Tomato
  3. Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer’s “Happytown (All Right with Me)” from Tanglewood Tree
  4. The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” from The Pet Sounds Sessions
  5. Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” from Millennium 2
  6. Nine Inch Nails’ “The Frail (Version)” from Things Falling Apart (I don’t think I’ve ever heard this song before. Did I pull it from your collection, Rudi, or was it a podcast download?)
  7. Odetta’s “House of the Rising Sun” from Best of the Vanguard Years (Odetta’s melancholy blues version kicks the ass of any rock version of the song.)
  8. The Ditty Bops’ “In the Meantime” from Moon over the Freeway
  9. Kristen Hersh’s “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” from Uncut: Instant Karma 2002
  10. Sugarbabes’ “Come Together” from Q: Lennon Covered #2 (They do a pretty good cover, actually.)

Frankly, I’m surprised that only one sort of modern folky tune ended up on this list, although Christine Lavin and Crooked Still did immediately follow these ten. If you’d asked me, I would have told you that’s what I listen to the most of, but perhaps the reality doesn’t back the perception in this instance. Or maybe my iPod just wants me to seem cooler than I really am (although I’m not sure anyone with Justin Guarini on their iPod can claim to be cool…).

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