While We’re In A Music Vein …

Lynne Kiesling

I am following Will Wilkinson’s lead (which can sometimes be tantalizingly dangerous!) and putting my entire online music collection on shuffle to see what comes up. For some reason my party shuffle gave me 12, so I report them in order here:

1. The Verve, “Neon Wilderness,” from Urban Hymns
2. De/Vision, “6 Feet Underground,” from 6 Feet Underground
3. Afro Celt Sound System, “Shadowman,” from Volume 3
4. Modest Mouse, “Interlude (Milo),” from Good News for People Who Like Bad News
5. XTC, “I Can’t Own Her,” from Apple Venus Vol. I
6. Philip Glass, Concerto for Sax Quartet & Orchestra
7. Antonio Vivaldi, Cello Concerto in A minor, third movement, Ofra Harnoy, cellist
8. REM, “Letter Never Sent,” from Reckoning
9. Foo Fighters, “Live-In Skin,” from There is Nothing Left to Lose
10. Rufus Wainwright, “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk,” from Poses
11. Jacky Terrasson (piano) and Stefon Harris (vibraphone), “Rat Entrance,” from Kindred
12. Franz Schubert, “Die Forelle,” song for voice & piano D.550

Actually surprisingly representative, although lighter on the jazz than the whole collection is.

Whaddaya got in yours?

6 thoughts on “While We’re In A Music Vein …

  1. Solex, “Comely Row” from Low Kick And Hard Bop
    Charlie Parker, “Cool Blues” (Alternate) from The Legendary Dial Masters, Vol. 2
    Chet Baker, “Music to Dance By” from The Pacific Jazz Years Disc 3
    Secret Machines “Breathe” from September 000
    Gaunt “Cheater’s Heaven” (TJSA cover) from 7″
    Galaxie 500 “Listen, The Snow Is Falling” from This Is Our Music
    Tom Waits, “Everything Goes To Hell” from Blood Money
    Guided By Voices, “Metal Mothers” from Vampire On Titus/Propeller
    The Arcade Fire, “Une Année Sans Lumiere” from Funeral
    Johnny Cash, “One” from American III: Solitary Man
    The Descendents, “I’m Not A Loser”
    Calexico, “El Picador” from live 4/25/03 China Theater, Stockholm

  2. 1. Love is a Beautiful Thing — Al Green
    2. Meanest Man — Billy Bragg and Wilco
    3. Candle — Boney Pile
    4. Stay — Alison Krauss and Union Station
    5. Well You Needn’t — Thelonius Monk
    6. Your Flesh is So Nice — Jeff Buckley
    7. Regrets — Ben Folds Five
    8. Don’t Explain — Nina Simone
    9. Tell Me Something — Mose Allison
    10. Driftwood — Travis
    11. Don’t Crash the Ambulance — Mark Knopfler
    12. Up From Under — The Wallflowers
    13. Mary — The Scissor Sisters
    14. How to be Dead — Snow Patrol
    15. Weekends — Black Eyed Peas

    My iTunes lists the 1st 15. It’s free of the most embarrising stuff I bought in the mid 90s. Thankfully.

  3. Now that my 60GB (!!) of music has been indexed in WMP, I can play this game.

    1. Yes, “Roundabout,” from House of Yes: Live from House of Blues, Disc 2
    2. Natalie Imbruglia, “Impressed,” from Left of the Middle
    3. Patty Larkin, “Vibrato Harmonics,” from Regrooving the Dream
    4. Live, “Forever May Not Be Long Enough,” from V
    5. The Proclaimers, “Sean,” from Sunshine on Leith
    6. Sting, “Heavy Cloud No Rain,” from Ten Summoner’s Tales
    7. The Clash, “Death is a Star,” from Combat Rock
    8. Jo Boxers, “Just Got Lucky,” from Living In Obliviou – 80’s Greatest Hits – Vol. 2
    9. James Taylor, “Oh Brother” from New Moon Shine
    10. Miles Davis, “‘Round Midnight” from The Essential Miles Davis CD1

    I’m sure Lynne will agree that that’s a pretty good cross section of my tastes. Interesting, however, no Buffett, REM, Michael Stanley Band or Tragically Hip.

  4. The iPod Shuffle Game

    Following Will Baude, Will Willkinson and Lynne Kiesling, here are the last ten (of 8000+) songs that came up on shuffle on my iPod. 1. Kenny Rogers – “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” from 20 Greatest Hits 2….

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