A Peeve and a Shuffle

Before we get to the shuffle, I want to briefly throw out one of my pet peeves. I was nearly run down this morning while trying to get off of the elevator. Firstly, I don’t like to take elevators. I don’t like them. Really, I fear them. Nearly every nightmare I have involves elevators plummeting to the ground and/or having no walls and swinging wildly from side to side, back to front. I hate them.

Sorry, let me get back to my pet peeve. I think it should be a simple matter of common courtesy that if one is waiting to board an elevator, one should wait to the side of the evil machine until after the doors open and whomever is inside trying to get out has had an opportunity to do so. One should not attempt to bolt into the elevator before the doors have opened completely. I’m usually tempted to stand firm and knock the offending person on their ass as they charge toward me.

Ok, I’m done with that now.

Well, today’s shuffle was thoroughly unimpressive. I wanted to spend some time last night making some modifications to my iPod but was too into the latest story I’m reading to put it down. Not that it would have probably made much difference to today’s outcome.

  1. You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes – Every Great #1 Hit. While I enjoy many of the songs from this group, this isn’t really one of them. Not sure why but it makes me want to fast forward – “and there’s nothin’ I can do about it!”
  2. Joking – Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage. I liked this song more before I saw them perform it in the movie Boys on the Side. I don’t know if it was Whoopie’s contribution or Amy Ray’s fancy footwork, but it adversely affected my opinion of the song.
  3. Fool of Me – Me’Shell Ndegeocello – Bitter. Very smooth, pretty song. Very angsty. I love her voice and her musical style. One of my favorite artists.
  4. Century’s End – Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) – Gold. Never heard this song before but I’ve always liked Steely Dan. I like Fagen’s voice but only in small doses. I couldn’t have a Steely Dan Day or anything like that. Nice song, very jazzy and smooth. I feel like I should have a snifter of Couvosier.
  5. Eye in the Sky – The Alan Parsons Project – The Best of The Alan Parsons Project. I never got into this band much but TJ was a huge fan before we got together – yes, there was a time before “Berky & TJ” – and I’ve come to enjoy their music. Just not this song so much. It’s ok. And the name of the band makes me chuckle because I think of Dr. Evil.

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