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September 3, 2009

ten on wednesday
posted by soe 1:33 am

It’s been a while since we’ve spun up the iPod. Let’s see what it has to play:

List the next ten songs your iPod, iTunes, MP3 player, or cd changer plays. No fair fast forwarding.

  1. “Homecoming (Walter’s Song)” — Vienna Teng (I love her voice)
  2. “Accidentally in Love” — Counting Crows (I refrained from hitting repeat on this song)
  3. “Go Now” — Moody Blues (off Dad’s Musical Crayolas 1965 mix cd) (More tolerable than “Knights in White Satin,” possibly because it’s less than half the length)
  4. “I Want to Tell You” — The Beatles (A George tune off Revolver)
  5. “Oh My Soul” — Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians (I’ll admit it; I thought this was The Cranberries when I heard it)
  6. “Dharma Cafe” — The Kennedys (I would have guessed The Nields)
  7. “When I’m Sixty-Four” — The Beatles (A favorite off a favorite album)
  8. “The Peppermint Twist” — Joey Dee (off Dad’s Billboard 1962 mix cd) (Mum, how does this dance differ from the regular Twist?)
  9. “All the Young Dudes” (live) — Alejandro Escovedo (I’m not familiar with the original David Bowie tune to say how this was as a tribute, but I think the electric guitar solo at the start is the highlight of the song)
  10. “New Railroad” — Crooked Still (Aoife O’Donovan has such a great voice)
Category: arts. There is/are 10 Comments.

You know Vienna Teng (and a bunch of other indie folk artists) is coming to Sixth and I in a few months? I’m considering tickets myself- I adore that woman muchly.

Comment by Mikaiya 09.03.09 @ 8:39 am

I’ll make a confession here – I don’t have an iPod. I don’t want an iPod. I like my cds. I like to hear a whole album rather than cuts. I do appreciate iTunes, and being able to buy just one song if I don’t want a whole album. It’s funny because I think of myself as a gadget kind of person; I like new technology, blah blah, but there’s just something about an iPod that is too much like the radio for me. When I hear a song, I want to hear the next one on the album. So, since I’m sure you are just dying to know,:<) the last ten songs I played yesterday were the ten songs on Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, 1967 release.

Comment by Nan 09.03.09 @ 8:58 am

@Mikaiya: Oooh!!!! I didn’t know. I knew Ingrid Michaelson was coming to 930 this month, but now I’ll have to go check out 6th and I’s website. Thanks for the tip!

Comment by soe 09.03.09 @ 11:57 am

@Nan: I can totally see your point. What I like about an iPod (and iTunes) is that it allows me to hear songs in a different way. Sometimes when I listen to a whole album at once, I am so lulled by the flow that I miss certain songs. Setting my iPod to shuffle gives each song equal weight and can demand my ears actually pay attention.

Comment by soe 09.03.09 @ 12:00 pm

The thing I like about the shuffle feature of the iPod is that it makes me listen to music I might otherwise overlook. I’ve got thousands of songs to choose from but I can easily fall into a musical rut, listening only to my current favorites. Today I was reminded how much I love Danny Elfman, Yes, and Bach. Here are the first ten tunes my iPod treated me to.

“Omegaman”–The Police
“Father Kelly’s”–L.E. McCullough (Irish folk tune)
“I Feel Fine”–The Beatles
“Trouble Sleeping”–Corinne Bailey Rae
“The Roscommon Reel”–L.E. McCullough (another Irish folk tune)
“Guarda un po” from “Don Giovanni”–Mozart
“Damage, Inc.”–Metallica
“My Little Drum”–Vince Guaraldi Trio
“The Ecstasy of Gold”–Metallica
“Gretchen: Andante soave” from “Faust Symphonie”–Franz Liszt

Comment by Karen 09.03.09 @ 12:35 pm

1 We need a little Christmas,Angela Lansbury-Probably the top Broadway Christmas tune.
2 Steamroller Blues, James Taylor – an underrated song from Sweet Baby James
3 Three five zero zero, Cast of Hair – One of the best songs from the play. Runs through your head long after the song ends.
4 December Makes Me Feel This Way, Dave Koz from the I Give You Music Christmas cd
5 If You Want to Be Happy, Jimmy Soul from 1963. Never liked the lyrics, but it is catchy.
6 I Want to Hold Your Hand, Beatles 1. Such a simple song.
7 Autumn Leaves, Roger Williams from 1955. A classic instrumental.
8 My Prayer, Platters from 1956. Really the first popular Black group. Really great talent.
9 Michael, Highwaymen from 1961. Saw them in person at Fairfield U.
10 Let’s Live for Today, Grass Roots, 1967

The oldies in the iTunes collection beat out the Christmas music.

Comment by DOD 09.03.09 @ 9:49 pm

Yay, Dad! And I like “Steamroller Blues” quite a bit. I have a bootleg recording of JT talking about trying to find his own version of the talking blues standard of that time period.

Comment by soe 09.04.09 @ 12:54 am

@Karen: Hooray! You played along, too! And you, as always, have the most diverse selection of music. I’m always so impressed.

Comment by soe 09.04.09 @ 1:02 am

Okay, I’ll play along…

All By Myself – Greenday
Drink the Water – Jack Johnson
Lincoln Adventure – Train
What Would You Say – Dave Matthews Band
I Will Not Take These Things for Granted – Toad the Wet Sprocket
Homesick at Space Camp – Fall Out Boy
American Fool – John Cougar Mellancamp
Closer to Me – Dar Williams
Always – Blink 182
My Sweet One – Phish

Comment by Grey Kitten 09.08.09 @ 3:29 am

@GK: Your list is like that old Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the other.” That said, I don’t think I have that Dar album on my iPod. I should rip it and add it this weekend. Thanks!

Comment by soe 09.10.09 @ 9:23 pm