Tuesday, March 10, 2009

hey mr. dj

as i've spent the last three weeks visiting local hospitals and learning more about open wounds than any normal human being should know, i haven't really found any inspiring topics to blog about. in an effort to rectify my latency and abandonment of you, i've devised yet another game for us.

here's how it works:
  1. go to your favorite music storage device be it an ipod, songsyouusedtolove, or squirreled away music on your hard drive (note, you must be able to shuffle songs to play by the rules)
  2. clear the cache so you are starting with all your saved music options
  3. shuffle everything
  4. list the first 5 songs that come up, no matter how embarrassing they are (yes, drover, that means you even if you didn't load them on your device). the only catch here is if you have unnamed music in your stored music (who has this other than drover? you're weird, just like him.), then you can advance to the next song.
alright, here i go:
  1. Narrow Stairs, Deathcab for Cutie--an excellent pull!
  2. Don't Stop Believin', ??--okay, so i'll admit that this is on my ipod as workout music. it's a back track, if you must know.
  3. Shock 'n Y'all, Toby Keith--embarrassing. also, i'll say i don't know the words, so i should get a reprieve for that.
  4. Twice the Speed of Light, Sugarland--say what you will, but i like sugarland and i like country music!
  5. Big City, Merle Haggard--so, this was for a work thing, but my parents' first date was at a merle concert, so i don't feel so bad.
alright, kids, there it is. i lucked out (at least i think so). now it's your turn. don't hold back and no lying about which songs come up! you have to take your first shuffle (i'm watching you, drover)!


  1. I need to qualify my response by saying that I try to keep my MP3 player loaded with NEW music. I haven't even heard most of it yet. I actually had to go through shuffle mode three times to get a First-5 that I even recognized most of the tunes in. But, in sticking w/the rules of this game, here's the first batch that shuffle served up.

    All I Want Is You - Michael Franti & Spearhead (*I highly recommend his new album 'All Rebel Rockers')
    Touch Me I'm Going To Scream, Part 1 - My Morning Jacket
    Carolina Drama - The Racounteurs
    Utopian Fir - Umphrey's McGee
    Absolutely Sweet Marie - Bob Dylan (*FUN song! Circa 1966)

  2. 1. Losing a whole year - third eye blind (from their first and most popular album, even though the others are better)
    2. Just a test - beastie boys (don't judge me)
    3. This town ain't big enough for the both of us - The Format (amazing and relatively unknown)
    4. Carry this picture - dashboard confessional (soooo emo)
    5. Viva la White Girl - gym class heroes (what?)

    I realize this list isn't as embarassing as some would hope so lets put up the Worst Case Scenario of songs I actually have:

    1. Stay - Lisa Loeb
    2. Heaven - DJ Sammy
    3. Entire Soundtrack - Moulin Rouge (ugh...)
    4. Everything I Do - Bryan Adams (ex gf's are the worst)
    5. Get your Eagle On - Nelly (I don't even know)

  3. I don't like mine and I want to cheat and do this again. I don't feel like this is a good representation, so I did add a 6th just so I had some diversity. Ugh - I need more tunes on my iPod - I'm going to download.
    1. I’ve Seen Better Days – Sublime (It's amazing how true this is)
    2. Possum – Phish (obvi)
    3. She's Electric - Oasis (I love this CD, one of my all time favs)
    4. Fruit machine – the Ting Tings (not my fav TT song, but oh well)
    5. Bongo Bong – Manu Chao (I had to listen to this and look up the name, it was a "Track 15" listing b/c it was from a CD a friend made me. I LOVE THIS SONG THOUGH - you should get it,I'm glad it came up as #5)
    6. Flo Rida - Low ( I was hoping for a JT, Britney or Gaga song to appear to show I do enjoy booty music when running, but this is what I got. It may be embarassing, but I don't care.)

  4. When I saw this I thought Oooh, fun. But then I thought about what was on my MP3 and thought that I would be totally embarassed by it (NKOTB, anyone?). Anyway, mine didn't come out too bad for me. I didn't start my shuffle over to get the 5, I just started it up from where I was in the mix. Feel free to make fun.

    1. What Goes Around Comes Around - Justin Timberlake
    2. Whiskey Girl - Toby Keith
    3. You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All - not the Allison Krauss version, some version by a British guy named Ronin something from a love song compilation CD that I bought in England while studying abroad. I actually like it better than the AK version.
    4. Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
    5. Far Away - Nickelback

  5. This has the potential to be really really bad. I mean, really bad. Let's see what happens:

    1. Informer - Snow
    2. I'll Be - Edwin McCain
    3. Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel & Elton John (live)
    4. Matrix Fight Scene - Soundtrack
    5. Bitchin' Camaro - Dead Milkmen

    That could have been worse. Whew.

  6. I'm so far behind in my web 2.0 duties. I guess this is what happens when you get old. Here's an attempt to catch up (although, I'm afraid, like the others, this will not go well):
    1. Final Eyes - Yes (reminds me of HS track meets, listening to my Sony Discman)
    2. It's all Been Done - Barenaked Ladies (BNL have made a recent resurgence in my listening repertoire... and I like that)
    3. Sunset - Ferde Grofe (Out West album - my standard for speaker testing back when I was an audiophile)
    4. Silent Legacy - Melissa Etheridge (did I mention that my whole family has a combined iTunes library?)
    5. Christmas is A-Comin' - Bing Crosby (everyone needs Xmas music in their library)

    I have to say that I'm pleased at Judah's #5. I haven't heard this song in forever and it brings back a lot of memories for me. Good call.