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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 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 And because I'm all about excess, I did ten more. Faith No More - Land of Sunshine Deftones - Mascara Smashing Pumpkins - 1979 Danzig - Dirty Black Summer Glassjaw - Motel of the White Locust Lovage - Archie & Veronica Orgy - Stitches A Tribe Called Quest - I Left My Wallet in El Segundo Ol Dirty Bastard - Got Your money Sade - Jezebel Nothing too embarassing yet. Yet.


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Using a decent music program:

1. Falling for the First Time - Barenaked Ladies
2. A Bit of Earth - Secret Garden
3. Not a Day Goes Bye - Stephen Sondheim
4. Rainy Day Woman (Live) - Bob Dylan & Elvis Costello
5. Stay (acoustic) - Lisa Loeb
6. You Never Even Call Me By My Name - Steve Goodman
7. Fell - Rose Polenzani
8. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
9. Just A Girl (Live Acoustic) - No Doubt
10. Sit Down - Don Henley

Interesting idea. I got home late so I am still writing down song titles.
Yes I know I could do it otherwise but why cheat.
Not too bad so far but if FreeBird comes up I will scream and you will be able to hear me from the 1600 or so miles away that I am.
Since most of my mp3's are 20 years old or older you probably wouldn't like any of these titles but I will post them on my site whenever I get done.

Funny, we have a 400 disc cd changer that also reads MP3's. It's completely loaded with our studio recorded disks as well as our back up files from our monster computer. We just hit random play and live with whatever "it" decides to play. We call it Raguzak and it's the envy of all our guests. It's even turned into a "Name That Tune" game around here...
When you can hear Sarah Brightman and Laibach within 5 minutes of each other, then you can answer why I'm always in my psycho reality:)

1. Miserlou-Dick Dale
2. Because We Can-Fatboy Slim
3. Bawitdaba-Kid Rock
4. Revolution No. 9-Beatles
5. Vampire Song-Concrete Blonde (Live in Brazil)
6. Don Davis-Matrix Reloaded Suite
7. Spanish Flea-Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass
8. Zion-Fluke
9. Little Bird-Annie Lennox
10. And She Was-Talking Heads

In my defense, Herb Alpert is something I downloaded as background music for a movie I made for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary, but was never used. This should act as a sufficient reminder to all to clean off those Mp3 players. I also share with my husband---Kid Rock and Fatboy Slim are HIS--not mine!

And Joseph---I have that copy of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"---another movie download, only it made the cut.

(1) Reverend Horton Heat -- Psychobilly Freakout
(2) The Blasters -- Love 24 Hours a Day
(3) Dusty Springfield -- Give Me Time
(4) Camper van Beethoven -- Turquoise Jewelry
(5) Wendy Carlos -- Brandenburg 4.1 (Moog)
(6) Ween -- I'm Dancing in the Show Tonight
(7) War -- All Day Music
(8) The Donnas -- Get Outta My Room
(9) Senor Coconut y su Conjunto -- The Man Machine (samba Kraftwerk cover)
(10) Louis Jordan -- What's The Use of Getting Sober? [When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again]

Good call, Mr. Jordan.

  • Busy Line, by Rose Murphy (did not even know I HAD this tune; itís from a gigantic 40s pop-music compilation set)
  • My Loverís Prayer, Otis Redding (Sopranos soundtrack)
  • Shooting Star, Les Baxter (swang UltraLounge kitsch-crap)
    *The Pines of the Villa Borghese, Ottorino Resphigi
    *Letís Live it Up, Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Windsurfer, Ray Orbison
  • I Must Have That Man, Julie London (more ultralounge)
  • Beaten to the Punch, Elvis Costello
  • The Shape Iím in, Johnny Restivo (From a collection of obscure 50s pop records)
  • Facing West, Pat Metheny

Sounds about right.

1. The Perfect Crime - Faith No More
2. The Man Mountain - Bow Wow Wow
3. Won't Kill Myself - Helios Creed
4. Sonata #3 - Scatterbrain
5. Just Like That - Sacred Reich
6. Sonderkommando - Gwar
7. Beating Of Hearts - XTC
8. Big Skies, Black Rainbow - Verbana
9. Beyond The Trees - Doro Pesch
10. Whip-Smart - Liz Phair

Wow, that was kind of fun. I've finished encoding about 2/3 of my CDs to MP3, which iTunes lists as 5486 songs, or 16.6 days of continuous music. I think I'm going to generate a few more lists and see where this goes...

Ghost Riders in the Sky - Dick Dale and the Deltones

Pachelbel's Loose Canon - Los Angeles Guitar Orchestra

I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones

The Work Song - Herb, not Albert

Werewolf - Teisco Del Rey w/ Herman the German

Theme from Lawrence of Arabia - Teisco Del Rey

High Ho, High Ho - Tom Waits

California Sun - Dick Dale

Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll - Long John Baldry

Make a Circuit With Me - The Polecats

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet- Having an Average Weekend (Kids in the Hall Theme)

Bloodhound Gang- A Lap Dance is so better when the stripper is crying

The The- Perfect

Apoptygma Berzerk- Deep Red

Clash- Clampdown

REM- Can't get there from here

Invader Zim- Impending Doom Mix

Husker Du - She Floated Away

The Alan Parsons Project- A Cask of Amontillado

English Beat- Save it for later

1) Bauhaus - A God in an Alcove
2) Doris Day - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
3) Linkin Park - Crawling
4) Whale - Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe
5) Pras, Ol Dirty Bastard, Mya - Ghetto Superstar
6) Dick Dale - Nitro
7) Rob Zombie - Feel So Numb
8) A-Xus - Baghdad Cafe (Callin' U)
9) Greek Buck - Spunk
10) Dead Kennedys - Police Truck

1. Busta Rhymes - Break Ya Neck
2. Blur - Song 2
3. Grandia II Soundtrack - A Deus
4. Weird Al Yankovic - Genius In France
5. En Vogue - Never Gonna Get It
6. Bjork - Hyperballad
7. Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
8. The Crystal Method - Name of the Game
9. The Crystal Method - Trip Like I Do
10. Weird Al Yankovic - Angry White Boy Polka

Yeah, I'm a big geek. Sue me.

Why Worry-Clannad
In God's Country-U2
Clapped Out-Mark King (Level 42 bassist)
Ascent of Stan-Ben Folds
Rhythm of Love-Yes (yes, Yes, so bite me)
It's Not the Same for Us-Level 42
Godwhacker-Steely Dan
Just 1 Victory-Todd Rundgren's Utopia
Lips Like Sugar-Echo & the Bunnyman
Transmetropolitan-The Pogues

01.Underbelly - Pop Will Eat Itself (Dos Dedos Mis Amigos)
02.Hito ni yasashiku - The Blue Hearts (Super Best)
03.U2: Special Edit Radio Mix - Negativland (Stay Free compilation)
04.Suffragette City - Bowie (Ziggy Stardust)
05.Panic - The Smiths (Louder Than Bombs)
06.Love Missile F1-11 - PWEI (Go Box Frenzy)
07.Funky Radio - bb rights (Jet Set Radio game soundtrack)
08.Under Control - The Strokes (Room On Fire)
09.H.T. Destroying Angel Mix - Tsuneo Imahori (Trigun: The 2nd Donuts)
10.Hate the Living, Love the Dead - The Misfits (American Psycho)

I'm not sure I want to know what that list says about me lol

01: Stereolab - Lo Boob Oscillator
02: Iron and Wine - Faded from the Winter
03: Tatu - Ya Soshla s Uma
04: Sigur Růs - Alafoss
05: Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning - The Ancient Song
06: Music of The Crusades - Chanterai por mon corage
07: Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO)
08: Arvo Part - Agnus Dei
09: Pavement - Zurich is Stained
10: Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Algiers Stomp

Heh, quite a representative selection, I think.

Ack! Did this over at Vodkapundit (go looky there for my list) but I couldn't help but read through the lists here on Michelle's blog. I find it very frightening that I'm not the only person with Sarah Brightman and Laibach in their collections (you know who you are SondraK!)

If your list can also bring up Muddy Waters tunes, some Kraftwerk and the Dropkick Murphys, we may have been separated at birth!

Ever listen to K-Billy's Super Sounds of the Seventies?

1. Dead Can Dance - The Spider's Stratagem
2. Elvis Presley - Little Sister
3. Snot - Snot
4. Clarence Carter - Strokin'
5. Jose Carreras - O Souverain, O Juge, O Pere
6. Saga - On the Loose
7. George Bake Selection - Little Green Bag
8. Johnny Cash - Rock Island Line
9. Steeler's Wheels - Stuck in the Middle With You
10. Johann Strauss - Persian Waltz