too much typing—since 2003



Meme Fad! (Sounds like a song by The Fall...). On the suggestion of the lovely Editrixie :


1. Open up the music player on your computer.
2. Set it to play your entire music collection.
3. Hit the "shuffle" command.
4. List the title of the next ten songs that show up (with their musicians), no matter how embarrassing. Write it up in your blog or journal and link back to at least a couple of the other sites where you saw this.
5. If you get the same artist twice, you may skip the second (or third, or etc.) occurrences. You don't have to, but since randomness could mean you end up with a list of ten song with five artists, you can if you'd like.

Sounds fun - here's what came up in my random iTunes shuffle:

1. Ya Ho Wa 13 "Making a Dollar"
2. Kepler "The National Epithet"
3. The Soft Boys "Rock'n'Roll Toilet" live in Detroit 2001
4. Sonny Criss "Ballad for Samuel"
5. Hood "They Removed All the Trace That Anything Had Ever Happened Here"
6. The Sugarplastic "Here Comes Mr. Right"
7. Stephen Malkmus "Malediction" live
8. LMP "Hits of '69"
9. The Bonzo Dog Band "Look at Me, I'm Wonderful" BBC version
10. Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 "Shake Some Action" live

This is fairly representative of what's in my iTunes library, although not of my larger collection, because: (1) I've only had this computer for a little more than a month, and (2) what's on here is primarily temp. storage of mp3s downloaded from various blogs, for audition purposes, as well as an entire CD-R full of mp3s a friend made me compiling almost every show on the Soft Boys' 2001 reunion tour (still haven't had a chance to go through all those and edit...but if I hadn't eliminated repeats, about half this list would be Soft Boys tracks). It's actually nice to have an iTunes collection rather different in character from my main collection; it means that when I listen at the computer, I'm mostly likely going to hear different stuff than I'd choose browsing through physical CDs.

(Oh: per Amy's comment, a Wrens track showed up at #20 or so: I did rip Secaucus here...couldn't be too long without it...)

Addendum 1/27: For fun, I did this on my work iTunes, which is drawn from a broader range of my collection as a whole. The results: Marbles "Play/Fair," Migala "Isabella Afterhours," Dif Juz "No Motion," Butthole Surfers "Human Cannonball," Tim Buckley "Lorca," Robert Pollard "Captain Black," Vandalias "Red Cantina," Tori Amos "Thank You," Elvis Costello & the Attractions "Inch by Inch," The High Llamas "Easy Rod."


Anonymous said...

Chris Cutler/Lutz Glandien/Dagmar Krause: Seven Gates
Maddy Prior: O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
Frank Zappa: America Drinks
Austin Lounge Lizards: Rocky Byways
Golden Gate Quartet: Anyhow
They Might Be Giants: She Thinks She's Edith Head
Spinanes: Den Trawler
The Piranhas: Saxophone
Incredible String Band: Little Cloud
Ozone Player: Platonaut
krop-erom: Track 24 from A9FF

This from my work library, which is (not coincidentally) about one iPod's worth.

--Tim W.

Anonymous said...

* Shine on Me - The Wondermints
* Monkey in the Moon (Demo) - Alphaville
* Raised in the City - The Replacements
* Perfect - Rogue Wave
* How Beautiful Are the Feet - Christopher Hogwood/Academy of Ancient Music
* Devil's Airship - PiƱataland
* Save the Life of My Child - Simon and Garfunkel
* Lost Angels - Sweet
* O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Virgil Fox
* Drop Me a Line - The Owls