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"Random rules": 10 random songs from your player

post #1 of 745
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The Onion AV Club has a weekly feature in which B-list indie music celebrities talk about the first 10 songs that come up on their mp3 or media players. I'm not in this forum often enough to know if something similar has ever been posted here, but it seems like an interesting discussion.

(Include the lame stuff. If "Lips of an Angel" comes up, don't claim it was Pavement.)

Mine:
1. Go-Gos, "Fading Fast"
2. Oasis, "Married with Children"
3. My Chemical Romance, "The End"
4. Weakerthans, "One Great City"
5. Avenged Sevenfold, "Blinded in Chains"
6. Jesus and Mary Chain, "Cherry Came Too"
7. Smiths, "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"
8. Psychedelic Furs, "Pretty in Pink" (album version)
9. INXS, "Listen Like Thieves"
10. Hot Water Music, "Position"

Come on, let's see how much cooler you are than me.
post #2 of 745
1. The Organ, "Steven smith"
2. Faith No more: "Woodpecker from Mars"
3. Brian eno, "In Dark Trees"
4. Massive Attack, "Mezzanine"
5. Queens of the Stone age, "Little sister"
6. Bee Gees, "you Could be Dancin'"
7. Nick Cave, "Red Right Hand"
8. Dj Spooky remixes Eric Satie
9. Thrill Kill Kult, "Naked in the Grass"
10. Jefferson Airplane, "Go Ask Alice"
post #3 of 745
Keane - Leaving so soon
Frank Sinatra - All the way
Foo Fighters - No way back
Arctic Monkeys - Fake tales of San Francisco
Royksopp - Sparks
Boogie Pimps - Somebody to love
Pink Floyd - Don't leave me now
Jamiroquai - Starchild
Eric Prydz - Proper Education
Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye

I think I might have spanned like 10 eras or something. I love it.
post #4 of 745
1.\tLalo Schifrin – Montuno
2.\tThe Getaway People – She Gave Me Love
3.\tBeck – Cold Brains
4.\tKyuss – 50 Million Year Trip
5.\tPeanut Butter Wolf – Tale of Five Cities
6.\tJethro Tull – The Whistler
7.\tThe Roots – 100% Dundee
8.\tReigning Sound – Stormy Weather
9.\tLou Courtney – Hey Joyce
10.\tDuke Ellington – Take the “A” Train

Track 11 was Neil Diamond, and then the battery died. Coincidence? I think not.
post #5 of 745
OK, sticking iTunes into Party Shuffle now (do people actually use that?) 1. Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana) 2. The Cove (Jack Johnson) 3. Southside (Moby) 4. My Band (D12) 5. Jerks of Attention (Jebediah) 6. Fall Back Down (Rancid) 7. Pimsleur's Intro to Vietnamese lesson 6 (let's ignore that) 7.5 Mum changed the locks (Frenzal Rhomb) 8. The Search (Nitin Sawhney) 9. Pictures of you (The Cure) 10. Make the world safe (The Whitlams)
post #6 of 745
Crap... hope none of my wife's old punk or goth (or Depeche Mode) comes up

Here goes:

1. Collide - Halo (Sensory Gate Aura Mix) (from Vortex)
2. Skinny Puppy - Cellar heat (from The Process)
3. Olive - Muted (from Extra Virgin)
4. John Bergin - Hands of Ash (from Hands of Ash)
5. Chemical brothers - Chico's Groove (from Exit Planet Dust)
6. New Model Army - Afternoon SOng (from Love of Hopeless Causes)
7. Fiction 8 - In the Dark (from There is no Time)
8. Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Last Beat of my Heart (from Peepshow)
9. Melotron - Marlene (from Cliche)
10. Neotek - Pink Noise (from Industrial Madness)

Phew... that could have been embarassing
post #7 of 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by m@T
OK, sticking iTunes into Party Shuffle now (do people actually use that?)
I use it all the time when I'm listening at the computer, but not when I'm using my ipod itself.

The first 10 from my Party Shuffle:

1. Fool In the Rain (Led Zeppelin)
2. Appalachia Waltz (Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor, Edgar Meyer)
3. Tennessee Waltz (Bill Monroe)
4. Neville St. Claire's Nostalgia (Patrick Gowers/Sherlock Holmes Soundtrack)
5. Shine (Benny Goodman)
6. Stringing the Blues (Joe Venuti's Blue Four)
7. When You Got a Good Friend (Robert Johnson)
8. Unequal Love (Del McCoury Band)
9. Church (Lyle Lovett)
10. Kim (Charlie Parker)

Not too bad, actually. I was afraid of what might show up!
post #8 of 745
I always use the shuffle mode....

-Supremes "love is like an itch in my heart"
-Sahara Hotnights "who do you dance for"
-The Wailers "out of that tree"
-Varetta Dillard "them there eyes"
-The Crystals "doo ron ron"
-The Flirtations "nothing but a heartache"
-Anti Heros "He's a skin"
-Long Tall Shorty "1970s boy"
-Chris Clarke "love's gone bad"
-The Magnificent "heat of the street"
post #9 of 745
1. Here Comes the Flood (Peter Gabriel)
2. I Don't Know Much (Linda Ronstadt)
3. Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
4. Around Us (Stephen Stills)
5. Keep Mediocrity at Bay (Van Morrison)
6. Ríl Pheaidí Uí Bhriain, Scaipeadh na gCleití (East River Ceili)
7. Lawyers, Guns and Money (Warren Zevon)
8. Cocktails (Thomas Crown Affair soundtrack, Bill Conti)
9. You May Be Right (Billy Joel)
10. Stepping Out (Liza Minnelli)....
post #10 of 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connemara
1. Here Comes the Flood (Peter Gabriel)

Great, great song.
post #11 of 745
Ali's Historical Theme Song - Muhammad Ali Godchild - Miles Davis Sweet Road - Animal Collective Mojo Pin - Jeff Buckley I Love Rock N Roll - Jesus and Mary Chain King of Rock - Run DMC Fistfull of Love - Antony and the Johnsons Happy House - Shuggie Otis Goin Back to Cali - LL Cool J Shame on a Nigga - Wu Tang That shuffle way over-represented hip-hop as relative to the contents of my hard drive. I thinks sometime iTunes goes on a theme kick.
post #12 of 745
Fistful of Love-Antony and the Johnsons
This Aint a Scene-Fall Out Boy
Golden Skans-The Klaxons
Map of the Problematique-Muse
Standing in the Way of Control-Gossip
Set the Fire to The Third Bar-Snow Patrol
Wet Sand-RHCP
I Just Wanna See the Boy Happy-Morrisey
Still Take You Home-Arctic Monkeys
You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us in Prison-My Chemical Romance

I have to say that I find the tracks already chosen very eclectic.I don't know what I am trying to say here but for one member to have tastes like this I could understand but for everyone.....Nevermind.
post #13 of 745
I have no ipod, so I had to use Media Player on shuffle mode. I almost never use this mode because I have a lot of music I really don't want to listen to most of the time... as you can see:

Third Eye Open - 08 - Ticks and Leeches.mp3
Sade - Lovers Rock - 04 - Somebody Already Broke My Heart.mp3
Velvet Acid Christ -Pestilence-06-f***_you_bitch_(gothqueenbitch).mp3
depeche mode - 03 - Breathing In Fumes.mp3 (some kind of soundboard rip)
meters\\Trick Bag 1976\\Mister Moon.mp3
boards of canada - geogaddi - 11 - energy warning.mp3
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (Olde Mix).mp3
AC-DC -Live-12- Highway To Hell.mp3
prodigy\\03 - Goa (The Heat The Energy pt II).mp3
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - 10 More Turnips - 08 - Happy Hippy.mp3

I think I'll leave it playing like this and see what else comes up. I sometimes find things I completely forgot I had this way.

BTW, Playlist estimated time = 1207:25:30 Just over 50 days playing 24/7.
post #14 of 745
Hm, my iPod seemed to be having Saint Etienne withdrawal or something:

Edward Undecided -- St Etienne
I'm Too Sexy -- (Right Said Fred with Sarah Cracknell of St Etienne)
Les Ombres de la Cite -- Jamel Dghoughi (100% Arabica soundtrack)
I Buy American Records -- Saint Etienne
More than a Feeling -- Boston
Tower Attack -- Albert Elms (The Prisoner soundtrack)
Bubbles (Extracting Gold from Water) -- Ennio Morricone (Danger Diabolik soundtrack)
Downey, CA -- Saint Etienne
Cheating on You -- Franz Ferdinand [yawn]
How Far -- Sarah Cracknell
post #15 of 745
My itunes is always on shuffle. 1.Radiohead-"Go To Sleep" from the Electric Ladyland Sessions 2.Ray LaMontagne-"Thinkin' About You" 3.Extreme-"More Than Words" 4.UnderOath-"There Could Be Nothing After This" 5.Tool-"Crawl Away" 6.Andres Segovia-"Cancion" 7.Interpol-"Slow Hands" 8.Queens of the Stone Age-"Born To Hula" 9.Sparklehorse-"Apple Bed" 10.Quartetto Italiano-"Quartet No.11 in E Flat, KV 171-2" Nick M, tracks 1 and 4 just gave you some serious cred points in my book.
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