Welcome Back, Old Friend

Ok, I’m bringing back the shuffle, at least for today. Here’s a refresher of the rules:
     1.  Put your music on shuffle. It’s the most fun when you select all songs.
     2.  Note the name of the song, artist, and album of the first 5 songs.
     3.  Write a brief something. It can be your review of the song, how the song makes you feel, or anything else you want to.
     4.  No skipping songs. The embarrassment is part of the fun.

So here’s my shuffle for today. Feel free to post your own shuffle in the comments to this post.

     1.  Daylight Fading – Counting Crows – Recovering the Satellites. While I LOVE their 1st CD, I don’t like this one as much. This song does nothing for me except to make me want to fast forward through it. I’m sure lots of people would really like it, but I just don’t. There’s a mix of country and old rock sound that I just can’t get into. Tom Petty’s guitar work comes to mind, late ‘80s – early ‘90s Petty and while I do enjoy Mr. Petty, this song just grates on me.

     2.  Furahi – Zap Mama – Sabsylma. This whole CD shows the performance artist beginnings that their more recent music lacks. The harmonies and rhythm of this song are great. Don’t disregard the song because of the talking during the first few seconds. It’s worth the wait, at least for me it is. You may think the whole thing sucks.

     3.  Dry Grass & Shadows – Alela Diane – To Be Still. This was a free download from iTunes. It’s country/folk and not bad. If you enjoy this type of music, you should check it out. I suppose I mostly like it. At some point I gave it 3 stars on my ipod. Yeah, I think I like it.

     4.  Galileo – Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage. I like this song. I took a break from the IGs for quite awhile and have enjoyed them coming up occasionally in my shuffles and genius playlists. But whenever I hear them, I can’t help think of their concert that we went to. I had to bribe TJ with Queen’s Reich tickets to get her to go with me. They sound great live but the best part was the way they yelled “Thanks y’all!” after every song with the same inflection each time. By halfway through the show, most everyone in our section was yelling it with them.

     5.  Celebrity Skin – Hole – Celebrity Skin. You know, I’ve never really paid much attention to Courtney Love. I mean her music. I do think she’s a good actress and I’ve enjoyed her film work but I don’t think I’ve really listened to her music. Gotta say, I like this song. I’ll have to give her a chance. You know, a decade after she was popular.

2 thoughts on “Welcome Back, Old Friend

  • May 6, 2009 at 10:17 am
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    Here’s Erin’s shuffles bitches;)

    Erin’s Random Shuffle Shenanigans

    1-“Istill miss someone” Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson-VHI Storytellers Live Session-*(What can I say, I love Johnny and Willie and this is a great drinking song when your feeling blah)

    2-“O-o-h Child” Five Stair Steps-Best of Album-*(Love this song, makes me miss my grandpa a LOT!)

    3-“Life Like” Rosebuds-Life Like Album-*(My cousin Brad just started playing bass with these guys-they are awesome, check them out on itunes; they are unbelievable live)

    4-“Again Today/Hiding My Heart” Brandi Carlile-The Story-*(If I could be a singer, I would be Brandi-I love her)

    5-“Refugee” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers-*(Nostalgic, makes me think of my chiefin’ days)

  • May 6, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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    1. Crazy – Patsy Cline – Greatest Hits – My favorite song to sing at karaoke bars
    2. Quiet Houses – Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes – Reminds me of my buddy Cheri
    3. All I Need to Know – Kenny Chesney – Greatest Hits – mushy mushy love song
    4. All Out of Love – Air Supply – Greatest Hits – ugh, the high school flashbacks
    5. Monkey on My Back – Aerosmith – Greatest Hits – ah, the high school flashbacks!

    I like Greatest Hits albumns, can you tell?

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