Friday, May 12, 2006

iPod Roulette

Here's a game I've seen played online, most recently at T-Bogg. Let's see how it shakes out for the Hellions (and anyone else who wants to try it on their own blog).

Put your iPod (or Creative Zen or other MP3 player; you can even use the player on your computer if you have one) on shuffle.
Post the first ten songs that come up.
You can advance through the list with the forward button if you're short on time.
Be honest. We all have some guilty pleasures.

Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again-Bob Dylan
You've Got a Friend-Carole King
Till the Coast Is Clear-Hal Ketchum
Lost in Space-Fountains of Wayne
Broken Train-Beck
That Godforsaken Hellhole I Call Home-The Austin Lounge Lizards
Come Talk to Me-Peter Gabriel
Tears-Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler
Whatshername-Green Day
Don't Come the Cowboy With Me, Sunny Jim-Kirsty MacColl

What's in your earbuds?


Unknown said...

You can't go wrong with the Austin Lounge Lizards.

anne frasier said...

times like these i wish i weren't so damn lazy.

anne frasier said...

thousands are sailing -- the pogues
remake/remodel -- roxy music
screen door -- uncle tupelo
i'm amazed -- the pixies
gigolo aunt -- syd barrett
what difference does it make -- the smiths
vanishing point -- new order
i just wanna get along -- the breeders
tishbite -- cocteau twins
big black car -- big star

(OCD in action -- hehe)

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

My Windows Media Player on shuffle...

The Man’s Too Strong: Dire Straits
Southbound 35: Pat Green
Big River: Johnny Cash
Southern Accents (live): Tom Petty
Pride and Joy: Coverdale/Page
Diggin’ My Potatoes: Washboard Sam
You Don't Know My Mind: Jimmy Martin
Wintertime Blues: John Hiatt
Big Block: Jeff Beck
Dead Flowers: Rolling Stones

James Lincoln Warren said...

See, I don't really get to play this game, since 90% of the time I listen to classical music. Never, ever, ever put an opera on shuffle.

JD Rhoades said...

Oh, come on...take a chance, James.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Here's a really weird one. This is addictive. Must stop now and go back to work.

Another Piece of Meat: Scorpions
Gringo Honeymoon: Robert Earl Keen
Think: Aretha Franklin
Guitars, Cadillacs: Dwight Yoakam
St. James Infirmary: Cab Calloway
One Way Out: Sonny Boy Williamson
Moonage Daydream: David Bowie
Church League Softball Fistfight: Tim Wilson
Cincinnati Jail: Lonnie Mack
Knocking at Your Back Door: Deep Purple
I’m a Loser: UFO

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Sorry, that was eleven songs. That's what happens when rednecks count on their toes.

JD Rhoades said...

This is addictive.

Ain't it, though?

Johnny 99-Bruce Springsteen
49 Bye Byes (Live)-CSNY
Last Words-Austin Lounge Lizards (again)
Boats to Build-Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson
New Age-Tori Amos
Does This Bus Stop at 82d Street-Bruce Springsteen (again)
Greensleeves-Vince Guaraldi
Baloney Again-Mark Knopfler
No More Trouble-Bob Marley
Helter Skelter (live)-U2

James Lincoln Warren said...

Sorry, Dusty, but if I indulged I would lose my discount card at Snobs'R'Us.

Daniel Hatadi introduced a variation on this game over at his blog which he attributes to a meme, that blog phenom almost as great a disease as this. He says, "The idea is to use the shuffle feature in iTunes or any similar program to pick random songs from your music collection as answers to all-important questions."

Now that's scary.

It makes the pastime a 21st c. version of bibliomancy, the Magic 8-Ball, or the I Ching.

JD Rhoades said...


Catalyst said...

Dusty - Bill is right. The Austin Lounge Lizards rock!

But . . . what's an iPod?

Mindy Tarquini said...

Somewhere over the Rainbow-Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Cielito Lindo
Ohio - C S N & Y
That thing you Do - The Wonders
Back in the USSR - the Beatles
Mrs. Brown, you've got a lovely daughter-Herman's Hermits
Swing on a star - Doris Day and Big Crosby
Time of your Life - Green Day
Tokens - the Lion Sleeps Tonight
High Hopes - Frank Sinatra
Rainy Night in Soho - The Pogues
Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle

Do we get a grade?

Anonymous said...

Reading your lists makes me cry. Many of those songs WOULD have come up, except that the professionals upgrading my system last month fried my whole 80G hard drive instead of just the 5G partition where I told them the old operating system was located. In fact, where THEY installed the old operating system. I have back-ups for some of the music, but I'd have to search through 500 CDs to find them... and haven't had time. Go on, enjoy your Johnny 99... I'm going to be reading. In fact, I'll be reading "The Devil's Right Hand." Probably better than music anyway.

Anonymous said...

This isn't from my full collection, just the parts I listen to while playing WoW.

Chrysalis (1) - Christopher Franke (Babylon 5)
Cherry Red - Mike Bloomfield
The Green Fields Of America - The Chieftains
Go Bid The Soldiers Shoot - Patrick Doyle (Hamlet)
Enchanted Forest - Jerry Marchand
Stars Of Warburton - Midnight Oil
Fantasy, Op. 4, "Film Noir" - Billy Joel
Safe In Your Eyes - Lorelei
Freeway of the Plains/Lady Kerosene - Spin Doctors
Hearing Aid - They Might Be Giants

JD Rhoades said...

M.G : No's a Zen kind of game.

Urrican: Ouch. Sorry about the HD.

Indiana Joe: You are a geeks' geek. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Daniel Hatadi said...

Yes, Master Rhoades? I was only doing it cause Mr. Tribe told me to. It was really his fault, but I didn't want to go snitching, so I didn't say it was because of him.

Does this get me off detention?

JD Rhoades said...

Daniel: Shut up and keep scrubbing that floor with the toothbrush.

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