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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Random access

Karen, in a moment of Saturday silliness, shuffled the music on her iPod, just to see what would come up. Not a "Top Ten," but simply a "First Ten."

I don't have an iPod, but I do have iTunes on my laptop. It offered up the following:

"Sympathy for the Devil" - Rolling Stones
"Can't Take My Joy" - Michelle Shocked
"Come Next Monday" - K. T. Oslin
"Sad Eyes" - Bruce Springsteen
"Lookin' Out My Back Door" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Box #10" - Jim Croce
"Painted Desert" - Pat Benetar
"When I'm Gone" - 3 Doors Down
"And So It Goes" - Billy Joel
"A Hard Day's Night" - The Beatles

How about you? What appears when you shuffle?


Blogger Songbird said...

Having just discovered iTunes on my new laptop, I have only seven songs on it, including the sample things that came with it!
I'll have to work my way up to 10, much less to a random 10.

May 07, 2005 4:10 PM  

Blogger Dawgdays said...

"Low Rider" - War
"Give It All You Got" - Chuck Mangione
"Walk This Way" - Run DMC with Aerosmith
"Changes" - David Bowie
"September Grass" - James Taylor
"Something Happened On The Way To Heaven" - Phil Collins
"Thanks You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" - Sly and the Family Stone
"Lorelei" - Styx
"Ol' 55" - Eagles
"Make Me Smile" - Chicago

This is actually cheating just a little, otherwise I would have had two more Bowie songs (The Jean Genie, Golden Years) in the first ten.

May 07, 2005 4:22 PM  

Blogger Beth said...


1. Silent Legacy - Melissa Etheridge
2. Wayfaring Stranger - Peter, Paul, & Mary
3. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Beatles
4. Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
5. One More Angel in Heaven - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
6. Forgiveness - Catie Curtis
7. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
8. I'll Cover You - Catie Curtis
9. Bitter Root - Indigo Girls
10. Midnight Train to Georgia - Indigo Girls


1. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of - U2
2. One Week - Barenaked Ladies
3. Fall Away - Catie Curtis
4. I Love, I Love (Traveling II) - Dar Williams
5. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
6. Serpent Head Crushed - Half-Handed Cloud
7. Dreamin' Again - Jim Croce
8. Some Other Town - Susan Werner
9. Lucy Meets Hyde - Anthony Warlow
10. Land of Canaan - Indigo Girls

May 07, 2005 4:25 PM  

Blogger the reverend mommy said...

Hmm... we have similar taste ... I especially love "And So It Goes" -- I've even preached on it.

May 08, 2005 12:40 PM  

Blogger Reverend Ref + said...

What appears when I shuffle?

4 of Clubs; Q of Hearts; 3 of Diamonds; 7 of Diamonds; A of Spades; 9 of Hearts; 7 of Clubs; J of Diamonds; 5 of Hearts; 6 of Spades.

Oh yeah -- I'm such a geek.

May 09, 2005 11:50 AM  

Blogger The young fogey said...

We've got similar tastes except that I'm not a Stones person.

I've neither an iPod nor iTunes but love KaZaA. Most of my music now lives on my computer in the kitchen/office.

I played the random-shuffle blog game a while ago and got these results:

Midnight Oil, ‘Beds Are Burning’
Really good power pop from the ’80s with a liberal message: give Ayers Rock back to the aborigines.

The Breeders, ‘Cannonball’
OK, some ’90s coolness.

Santana, ‘No One to Depend On’

The Beatles, ‘Octopus's Garden’

Al Stewart, ‘Time Passages’
The Bournemouth-bred folkie's mainstream hit right after Year of the Cat

October Project, ‘Bury My Lovely’
From the rare acoustic five-song CD

Bulgarian choir, ‘Blagosloven Gospod' Bog Nash’ (Blessed be the Lord, our God)
My old site’s theme music

Mary MacGregor, ‘Good Friend’
OK, I reckon this (my equivalent of the Carpenters) forfeits some (OK, many) coolness points but it’s a sweet song with some sentimental value for me. Honesty is a part of this blog game!

Sir Henry Purcell, ‘Abdelazer – Rondeau’
I think this one wins me some cred back. Rispek!

Julia Macklin, ‘The Forest’

So there you have it: one classical, one religious and one soppy selection amidst fairly mainstream pop.

May 15, 2005 12:09 PM  

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