iPod Random Ten 11-23-07

I’m not sure my iPod’s going to get played today (day off work, woohoo!), and I’m hoping to do some iTunes shopping this weekend and update my playlist, so these ten songs may never actually be played in this order. But anyway: “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding,” Elvis Costello, 200 Cigarettes (movie soundtrack)“When You Were Young,” The Killers, Sam’s Town“Dear God,” XTC, Skylarking“Antichrist Television Blues,” Arcade Fire, Neon Bible“You Won’t See Me,” […]

iPod Random Ten 11-16-07

Friday morning’s musical montage: “Cool,” Gwen Stefani, Love, Angel, Music, Baby“Hallelujah I Love Her So,” Ray Charles, Ray (Motion Picture Soundtrack)“Train in Vain (Stand By Me),” Annie Lennox, Medusa“Take Your Mama,” Scissor Sisters“Lost Highway,” Bon Jovi, Lost Highway“Black Wave/Bad Vibrations,” Arcade Fire, Neon Bible“If I Were You,” Kasey Chambers, Barricades and Brickwalls“Fix You,” Coldplay, X&Y“Can’t Stand Losing You,” The Police, Greatest Hits“Take a Chance on Me,” Erasure, Pop! 20 HitsFor once, I agree – I […]

Ten on Tuesday 11-13: Songs That Bring Back Memories (and Why)

This week’s Ten on Tuesday prompt is an excellent one, and a bit of a challenge for me, for several reasons: It’s hard to think of the songs on their own. Recollection by song, for me, is usually prompted by hearing the song (or at least reading the title somewhere). For me, exposing things related to my musical tastes always feels risky. Combining my iTunes library with Tall Paul’s after we moved in together was […]

iPod Random Ten 11-9-07

Happy Friday! A little morning music to get things started, featuring: “Waiting on the World to Change,” John Mayer, Continuum“Bad Medicine,” Bon Jovi, New Jersey“Radio, Radio,” Elvis Costello & The Attractions, The Very Best of Elvis Costello & The Attractions“Substitute,” The Who, Hail Brittania: The British Invasion 1964-1968“Another Postcard,” Barenaked Ladies, Everything Acoustic“It’s The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” R.E.M., In Time – Best of R.E.M. “Back to […]

iPod Random Ten 11-2-07

iPod Random Ten 11-2-07

“Everything About It Is a Love Song,” Paul Simon, Surprise“Don’t Dream It’s Over,” Crowded House, Recurring Dream – The Best of Crowded House“I Hate Myself for Losing You,” Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway“I Wanna Be Like You,” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, This Beautiful Life“Probably,” Lisa Loeb, The Way It Really Is“Love Needs a Heart, ” Jackson Browne, Running on Empty“Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway“Burnin’ for You,” Mike Watt, Guilt by Association“Next Year,” Foo Fighters, There […]

Wiki Wednesday 10-24-07

Time to learn something! 1. Go to Wikipedia.2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.3. Post it! I might need to try to find this somewhere – it would take care of a major gap in my music library. Greatest Hits Live is a live album by the punk rock band the Ramones. It was recorded at The Academy in New York City on February 29, 1996. This was their last live performance […]

iPod Random Ten 10-5-07

Soundtrack to start what I hope will be a short day at work (I’m going to attempt to leave by 2:30): “Nothin’ But a Breeze,” Jimmy Buffett“Ruby Tuesday,” The Rolling Stones“Hit the Road, Jack,” Ray Charles“Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton“She’s No Lady,” Lyle Lovett“Wonderwall,” Oasis“Cadillac Ranch,” Bruce Springsteen“Good to Go to Mexico,” Toby Keith“Never Again,” Kelly Clarkson“Walking in Your Footsteps,” The Police Happy Friday! (There probably won’t be Random Ten posting next Friday. I will be […]

iPod Random Ten 9-28-07

Music for an overcast Friday morning: “Long Time Gone,” Dixie Chicks“Rain on the Scarecrow,” John Cougar Mellencamp (remember when he was in that name transition back in the ’80’s?)“A Little Bit Lonesome,” Kasey Chambers“A Good Year for the Roses,” Elvis Costello & The Attractions“Here Comes My Girl,” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers“Message of Love,” The Pretenders“Ever Present Past,” Paul McCartney“Walking in Memphis,” Lonestar (for the record, Marc Cohn’s version is better)“Somewhere Only We Know,” Keane“The […]

iPod Random Ten 9-21-07

Coming up next on The World’s Weirdest Radio Station: “You Were Right,” Badly Drawn Boy“Been There,” Clint Black“Dance The Night Away,” Van Halen“Shameless,” Garth Brooks“Listen to Her Heart,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers“Welcome to the ’60’s,” Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta (from the Hairspray soundtrack)“Moonshadow,” Cat Stevens“Suspicious Minds,” Elvis Presley“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” R.E.M.“Handle With Care,” The Traveling Wilburys And…no traffic reports! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this […]

iPod Random Ten 9-14-07

I missed this post last week – took the day off to get ready to go out of town, and didn’t really have the iPod with me. And my car adapter broke last week (sob!), so I can’t listen on my commute right now. (But I’m trying to get smarter in the meantime – keeping the radio on KCRW until I can get a new setup.) “Missing You,” Alison Krauss and John Waite“O What a […]

iPod Random 10 8-24-07

Karen’s Random Tens are usually much more interesting than mine, so check that out. (Her blog has inspired both this meme and “Wiki Wednesday.”) I’m not sure what’s happened in the last couple of weeks, but the interference with my car iPod adapter, which goes through my FM tuner, seems to have disappeared. This is what I listened to on the way to work this morning, with comments: “Stupid Girls,” Pink (she doesn’t want to […]

iPod Random 10 8-17-07

“Sugar on My Tongue,” Talking Heads“Where Do the Children Play?” Cat Stevens“Piece of Work,” Jimmy Buffett with Toby Keith“Creepin’ In,” Norah Jones with Dolly Parton“Up the Junction,” Squeeze* (a happy little song about your life falling apart)“Strapped for Cash,” Fountains of Wayne* (a happy little song about dodging a loan shark)“Mountain Angel,” Dolly Parton (a sad Appalachian ballad about a woman gone ’round the bend)“Footloose,” Kenny Loggins“Everything About It is a Love Song,” Paul Simon“Seven […]