Useless but fun. John Scalzi suggests taking your entire MP3 collection, loading it up in your jukebox software, hitting shuffle
Green-Eyed Lady is a good one I haven’t heard in ages!
This is out of a song list at work of only about 500 songs–a tiny portion of my overall collection, but all that I’ve got at work.
Marvel Hill – Cardigans
Supersucker Drive By Blues – Supersuckers
Fun Time – Peter Murphy
Autumn Shade – The Vines
Bad – U2
Bad Light – Built to Spill
Winter Song – Screaming Trees
Night Shift Guru – The Cash Brothers
Screaming John – Sonia Dada
Wake Up – Mad Season
and one more for the road
Citizen Erased (Live) – Muse
“Miinas Morgul” The Lord of the Rings, Return of the King
“Counting Numbers” Hot Water Music
“I Shall be Released” Nina Simone
“Everything You’ve Done Wrong” Sloan
“Lonesome valley” Joan Baez
“Something in the Way” Nirvana
“ABC” The Jackson Five
“Devil in Jersey City” Coheed and Cambria
“Roses from my Friends” Ben Harper
“Boy and Girls” Good Charolette
Do I get an award for most eclectic music tastes?
Via John Scalzi, by way of Steve Green (although I do remember seeing it over at Gaiman’s place too), comes this little meme:1. If you’ve got a music jukebox (i.e., an iPod, or iTunes or WinAmp or even Microsoft Media…
From 3318 songs:
“The Thrill of it All,” Roxy Music
“Super Freak,” Rick James
“Whole Lotta Love,” Led Zeppelin
“Everywhen,” Massive Attack
“Tome Ames’s Prayer,” Steve Earle
“Velvet Goldmine,” David Bowie
“Fembot in a Wet T-Shirt,” Frank Zappa
“Concerto No. 3 In D Minor, Op. 30: Allegro ma non tanto,” Sergei Rachmaninoff, performed by Byron Janis, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch conducting
“Why Must I Cry?” Peter Tosh
“Albatross,” Corrosion of Conformity.
Sean, I think I might be giving you a run for your money. Also, nice to see the Supersuckers show up.
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Californication
Neil Young-Roll Another Number
Natalie Merchant-San Andreas Fault
Jerry Garcia Band-Cats Under the Stars
Sublime-40 ounce to Freedom
blink-182-Stay Together for the Kids
Grateful Dead-Peggy-O (Fenarrio)
Heh.. kinda cool idea.
1. Level 5 – King Crimson
2. Nocturne #1 – Chopin (A. Rubinstein)
3. Four Sticks – Led Zeppelin
4. Concerto de Aranjuez, 1st mvt – Rodrigo J. Williams)
5. Yamanashi Blues – California Guitar Trio
6. Who – Gypsy Soul
7. Bad Haggis – Bad Haggis
8. Breath From Another – esthero
9. Scorpia – Mystical Sun
10. Hyperactive! – Thomas Dolby.
weirdly enough, the next two songs to play were
11. Silk Pajamas – Thomas Dolby
12. Europa and the Pirate Twins – Thomas Dolby
Hm. I wonder who programmed my MP3 player??
From 2,654 songs:
MTX – Swiss Army Girlfriend
Nick Cave – Mercy Seat
Tool – Jimmy
Handsome Boy Modeling School – Waterworld
Self – Crashing Parties
Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
Combustible Edison – Sentimental Journey
Boogie Down Productions – You Must Learn
The Mad Caddies – Road Rash
Refused – New Noise
I did ten more after that and posted them at my site. Fun!
showing you mind
I got this from Stephen, who got it from John Scalzi: Open up your Winamp, put it on shuffle and list the first ten songs that come up. Here’s mine: Swiss Army Girlfriend – MTX Nick Cave – Mercy Seat…
Adam Ant tunes aren’t embarassing?
The Sounds of Silence
Vodkapundit posted the first ten songs from his WinAmp randomizer, and then the next ten. Want to see mine? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. You see, when my desktop went kaboom in November, it took…
Ooh fun! I want to play!
From 2731 files:
“Blips, Drips and Strips” – Stereolab
“Sisters Of Mercy” – Leonard Cohen
“Auto-Lite – Wheels” – Raymond Scott
“Music of the Night” – Neil Hamburger
“The Magic of a Kind Word” – Belle & Sebastian
“Point Of View Point” – Cornelius
“The Enemy Within” – Rush
“Readymade” – Beck
“The Lie and How We Told It” – Yo La Tengo
“Ashes to Ashes” – David Bowie
Adam Ant tunes are never embarassing.
(Neither are Corrosion of Conformity, but that’s another question entirely.)
Adam Ant tunes are only embarassing if your’e caught singing them in the co-ed dorm shower. And that’s only if you were singing them so loudly that you failed to notice folks stealing your towel. Other than that, fair play.
Fuct Up Kid – Mest
I Was Wrong – Social Distortion
Bloody Well Right – Supertramp
Pablo Picasso – Burning Sensations
Good Day Sunshine – The Beatles
I Hardly Ever Sing Beer Drinking Songs – Johnny Cash
Symphony No. 40 – Mozart
Pepper – Butthole Surfers
The Raven – Alan Parsons Project
Preachin’ Blues – Robert Johnson
I’m shocked that none of my immense collection of cover tunes by the punk group “Me First & the Gimme Gimmes” came up and no Gregorian chants made the cut. I was also slightly relieved that none of my collection of German military marches from WWII showed up! Listening to my full library on shuffle would probably drive even me insane…
Blasphemous Rumors – Depeche Mode
Mustang Sally – Andrew Strong
Strawberryfire – Apples in Stereo
Love in an Elevator – Aerosmith
King of Stone – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
How You Remind Me – Nickelback
Everythings Gone Green – New Order
Childbirth – Robin Williams
Blue Hat for a Blue Day – Nick Heyward and Haircut 100
These Boots Are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
It’s so interesting to see other people’s playlists.
CoC is not now, nor will ever be embarassing to listen to.
Adam Ant is only embarassing when you find out that he is into saving gorillas now and has reworked “Stand or Deliver” to “Save the Gorillas.”
Gregory, happy to find another Mest fan. My eleven year old son turned me onto them. Go figure.
Random Music Madness
Stephen Green has an interesting little game – fire up your music collection and hit shuffle, then see what the ten first songs are. Well, I’ve nothing better to do, so why not… “Thunderball” from The Best of Bond “Youkali”…
Rockinest Cat In Town – Hillbilly Hellcats
Rudie Can’t Fail – The Clash
Touch And Go – Stiff Little Fingers
Your Love Belongs Under A Rock – The Dirtbombs
Motorhead – Motorhead
When Will We Be Married – The Waterboys
Cool Manchu – Supersuckers
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Why Is It Always This Way – The Ramones
I’d Follow You Anywhere – The Derailers
That’s probably the most country-free string of ten songs to come out of this thing for a while.
The Music Man
Steven provides the challenge…
Hell, I’m game…..2308-song collection:
1. Grateful Dead – Death Don’t Have No Mercy
2. Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary
3. Sublime – Seed
4. Smashing Pumpkins – To Forgive
5. The Black Crowes – Jealous Again
6. Bush – Little Things
7. The Breeders – No Aloha
8. Lenny Kravitz – Heaven Help
9. Johnny Cash – Hung My Head
10. Jim Croce – A Long Time Ago
That was fun!
3237 songs and somehow Winamp manages to pick two songs off the same album… But, I’m living by the rules, so here goes:
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Propellerheads
Tubular Bells (Pretty Boy and Pretty Girls Mix) – Book of Love
Free Radio Africa – Die Warzau
Bond – 808 State
Love’s Secret Domain – Coil
Fishing – Public Image Limited
World in My Eyes – Depeche Mode
Church – Outkast
Fizzing Human Bomb – Danielle Dax
The Snow – Coil
Amazingly, none of the groups that are way overrepresented in my CD collection (do I really have 132 Oingo Boingo songs??? and another 93 New Order tracks?) show up in the list – didn’t make the top 20 either.
I got a Sinatra song eventually but I had to run a second ten to get it.
Rock and Roll Suicide – David Bowie
Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen
In the Getto – Elvis Presley
You’ll be in my Heart – Phil Collins
I Dreamed Last Night – Justin Hayward and John Lodge
Operator (Live – Final Tour) – Jim Croce
Whatever Gets you Through the Night – John Lennon
Help Me Through the Night – Joe Walsh
Expecting to Fly – Buffalo Springfield
Lather – Jefferson Airplane
Maneater – Hall and Oates
We got Married (live) – Paul McCartney
S’posin’ – Frank Sinatra
Stormy Weather – Billie Holliday
Hypnotized – Bob Welch with Stevie Nicks
The Man who shot Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney
Honky Cat – Elton John
Yesterday (live) – the Beatles
Hooked on a Feeling – B.J. Thomas
Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
Out of 2436 tracks in my partial playlist (there’s about 1,000 more on another harddrive that I don’t have access to at the moment):
Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Dark Slumber
mdfmk – Be Like Me
Cowboy Bepop – Cats on Mars
Emily Bindiger – Adieu
Stone Temple Pilots – Creep
Spin Doctors – Rosetta Stone
Rammstein – Asche Zu Asche
Do As Infinity – Yesterday & Today [Strings Orchestral Mix]
L5 – Aime
Duke Ellington – I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good
Interesting tidbit about the first random track, I submitted the information for the album that track is on to cddb. It’s an imported Japanese album and I had to translate the track names, which was not at all easy since I do not know Japanese!
A Random Sample
Michele always seems to come up with interesting things to blog about. This one she got from a couple of other bloggers, Stephen and John. Open up your Winamp, put it on shuffle and list the first ten songs that…
1. “Here’s a Health to the Company” – The Chieftans
2. “Roller Derby Queen” by Jim Croce
3. “[Untitled]” by Michelle Shocked
4. “Liebestraum NO. 3″ by Django Reinhardt
5. “April in Portugal” by Chet Atkins
6. “You Don’t Drink What I Drink” by Smokey Wilson
7. “Mama Talk to Your Daughter” by J.B. Lenoir
8. “Yakety Axe” by Chet Atkins
9. “It’s Too Late Brother” by Little Walter
10. “You Will Need Me” by Lonnie Johnson.
1666 tracks, but I only have about 1/3rd of my CD’s ripped.
Random Walk: The Musical
From the useless but amusing category, the first ten tracks that popped up after I loaded my entire MP3 collection and hit shuffle: Madonna – Music Moby – Barracuda U2 – The Three Sunrises Ace of Base – Don’t Turn
Sean asks: Do I get an award for most eclectic music tastes?
Not even close. Not even close dude.
I’ll walk the Line- Johnny Cash
The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole
BlueBerry Hill- Fats Domino
World Turned Upside down.*
Talking Atomic Blues**
Magic Flute – Motzart
If you think “Goober Peas” is a weird song, what’s even weirder is that I grew up singing that song and as far as I can tell, not a single relative on any side of my family had ever been south of Chicago, Illinois. Most of the family hadn’t even been in the country at the time of the Civil War and those few who had lived in the Dakota territory at the time, having moved there from England and Ireland.
Peas, peas, peas, peas – eatin’ goober peas…
Goodness how delicious, eatin’ goober peas!
This might explain my love of peanut butter…
via Vodkapundit via John Scalzi via Neil Gaiman: Fire up your mp3 player, set to ‘shuffle’ and list on your blog for all the world to see (or in my case about 2 people) the first ten songs that show…
Found on Vodkapundit, but originating, I think, with Neil Gaiman… Load up your music player, and set to randomize. What are its first ten songs? These are mine. O Morro Nao Tem Vez, by Antonio Carlos Jobim Furthermost, Solicitous (from
artist / song / album or show
1. Led Zeppelin – “Going Down South” – Live 6.27.77 (Farewell To LA)
2. Jimi Hendrix – “Foxy Lady” – BBC Sessions
3. Bob Dylan – 4th Time Around – Blonde on Blonde
4. Bob Dylan and Paul Simon (duet) – Sound of Silence
5. John Lennon – Power to the People
6. Pink Floyd – Cymbaline – Obscurity (Cleveland 1970)
7. The Beatles – Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – Abbey Road
8. Stevie Ray Vaughan – Mary Had A Little Lamb – Alpine Valley
9. Stevie Ray Vaughan (2 in a row!) – Tell Me – Mocambo
10. Rusted Root – Sister Contine – Remember
“Goober Peas” was done by the Kingston Trio – (at any rate, that’s where I learned it). They appear to have been somewhat popular in the 1950′s. That might explain things.
Since all the cool kids are doing it, here’s the top 25 songs iTunes decided to play on random: Ugly – Violent Femmes Sign of Judgement – Dave Alvin Give Back The Key To My Heart – Uncle Tupleo The…
Only 1187 songs, poor me.
1. Queen – I’m Going Slightly Mad
2. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
3. Toby Keith – Courtesy of the Red White & Blue
4. London Symphony Orchesta – Sith Spacecraft/The Droid Battle (SW:TPM soundtrack)
5. Spike Jones – Wild Bill Hiccup
6. The Who – Bell Boy
7. The Beatles – Yellow Submarine
8. The Rolling Stones – Midnight Rambler
9. Cleveland Symphony Orchesta – Finlandia op. 26
10. Pink Floyd – Wearing the Inside Out
Covers most of the major genres of my music, at least.
Stephen Green (who found it via another weblog) suggests a little game. Take all of your music in your favorite
From my “standard” playlist of 1508 songs, as transferred to my work notebook and randomized by XMMS:
1. “Call And Answer,” Bare Naked Ladies
2. “Joey,” Concrete Blonde
3. “The Fanatic,” Felony
4. “La Isla Bonita,” Madonna
5. “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh,” Allan Sherman
6. “Land of Confusion,” Genesis
7. “Witchy Woman,” The Eagles
8. “Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting,” Elton John
9. “Some Like It Hot,” Power Station
10. “Trigger Happy,” “Weird Al” Yankovic
(My playlist is heavily weighted towards 70′s and 80′s songs with a healthy dose of comedy.)
How come no Beach Boys? “California Girls” still makes me cry.
‘j ever notice the melodic similarities between the first movement theme of the Rach 3 and that of “Duel of the Fates” by John Williams?
I’m just sayin’, is all…
Vodkapundit points out a useless but interesting thing. Take your entire MP3 collection in your jukebox and hit shuffle then post the first 10 that show up. Here’s mine: Chemical Brothers – block rockin beats Burl Ives – A holly…
1. Chemical Brothers – block rockin beats
2. Burl Ives – A holly jolly christmas
3. C&C Red Alert – hell march
4. Fear Factory – zero signal
5. Carmina Burana
6. Theme – Sanford and Son
7. White Zombie – Bloodsky (this was just how i renamed it, it’s a remix of the song “blood, milk, and sky”)
8. Prodigy – smack my bitch up
9. Nazareth – son of a bitch
10. Orbital – pac man theme (techno remix)
Interesting. no metallica? i got a TON of those.
I’ve got a bunch of Beach Boys in there, they just didn’t come up in that run. I enjoy their cover of “California Dreamin’,” featuring Roger McGuinn on 12-string guitar….
And it’s a shame that no Marillion came up in my first ten either. (Though “Freaks” was #11, as I recall.)
The Blow Monkeys – Sweet Murder
The Guess Who – American Woman
The La’s – There She Goes
Led Zeppelin – The Rain Song
Cream – White Room
The Beatles – Ob-la-di, ob-la-da
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Squeeze – Up The Junction
Duran Duran – The Reflex
That was fun. I only have about 1700 tracks, about a quarter of which are Zeppelin, Floyd and Santana. I make a lot of mix CDs for my local pub, which explains a couple of the more poppy tracks up there.
Here’s the first 10 random tracks that came up from my stuff. About 3500 songs to pick from.
“Sex Type Thing” – Stone Temple Pilots
“Crossfire” – Stevie Ray Vaughan
“Texas Women” – Hank Williams Jr.
“My Way Down” – Chris Duarte Group
“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” – Willie Nelson
“Five Pound Bass” – Robert Earl Keen Jr.
“Mary Jane” – Alanis Morrisette
“Everything” – Collective Soul
“Sonata In F Minor, Op. 120″ – Brahms
“No Attention” – Soundgarden
And the next 10 just for fun:
“Blue Skies” – Willie Nelson
“Apostrophe” – Frank Zappa
Twisting By The Pool” – Dire Straits
“Kresleriana, Op. 16: 7″ – Shumann
“Kiko and The Lavender Moon” – Los Lobos
“A Walk On The Wild Side Of Life” – David Ball
“No Woman No Cry” – Bob Marley and the Wailers
“Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day” – Jethro Tull
“I Got What It Takes” – Catherine Denise(local blues musician)
“Move Over” – Steppenwolf
I don’t listen to all of this on a regular basis, but I do still own all of it. Suprised no Black Sabbath showed up though.
Following Vodkapundit’s implementation of a suggestion by John Scalzi (who cribbed the idea from Neil Gaiman), here are the first ten tunes that pop up when I shuffle iTunes: 1. Neil Diamond – America 2. TV Theme: Star Trek TOS…