Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Doin' the iPod Shuffle
Kathleen had this up on her blog and I really liked the idea. I thought it would be a nice way to go gently into the weekend.
Here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool...
I have the iPod phone, pictured here. I only get 100 songs so I try to keep my lists varied, but after doing this, I do believe Kat is right -- bands do repeat without having to be the majority on the player.
Anyhow, in addition to listing the songs, I'm also going to add a couple lines of each song to make them match up (if possible) with the category or just to give someone a vague idea of what the song is ... if you're the type that knows lyrics and not titles, like I am.
Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder ("Over dreams, I have picked out a perfect come true. Though you never knew it was of you I've been dreaming.")
People Just Love to Play With Words - Men at Work ("There are two side - a win or loss. What's two down and four across?")
First Day at School:
Now - Everclear ("Waste my time walking in rythm, waste my time talking in rhyme.")
Falling in Love:
It's a Mistake - Men at Work [laughing out loud at this one] ("Don't think that we don't know. Don't think that we're not trying. Don't think we move to slow. It's no use after crying saying, 'it's a mistake.'")
Store Bought Bones - The Raconteurs ("Waiting on the rising sun, Clutching at your holster gun.")
Where Is My Mind - The Pixies [that great song at the end of "Fight Club"] ("With your feet in the air and your head on the ground. Try this trick, spin it. Your head will collapse if there's nothing in it.")
Pop Goes My Heart - Hugh Grant [hanging head in shame even though prom songs sounded like this back when I went to mine] ("Something in the way that you move I can't deny, Every word from your lips is a lullaby")
Warning - Green Day ("Is the cop or am I the one that's really dangerous? Sanitation, expiration date, question everything!")
Narcolepsy - Third Eye Blind ("I'm on a train, but there's no one at the helm and there's a demon in my brain who starts to overwhelm.")
Portland Rain - Everclear ("Standing in the rain where I watched you drive away. Never thought I'd live to see this f*cked up day.")
Getting Back Together:
Icky Thump - The White Stripes ("Red-head señorita, Lookin' dead, Came to said,"I need a bed" en español.")
Graduate - Third Eye Blind [another friggin' repeat ... married right after high school graduation, so maybe it's kismet] ("Talking to somebody like you. Do you live the days you go through? Will the song live on long after we do?")
Birth of Child:
You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison - My Chemical Romance [WTF?] ("Your life will never be the same. On your mother's eyes, say a prayer.")
Welcome to Paradise - Green Day ("A gunshot rings out at the station. Another urchin snaps and left dead on his own. It makes me wonder why I'm still here.")
A Change Would Do You Good - Sheryl Crow ("Hello, it's me. I'm not at home. If you'd like to reach me leave me alone.")
Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow [ok, I have five songs of Sheryl, but two were back to back. I don't get it.] ("I'm gonna soak up the sun, I'm gonna tell everyone to lighten up. I've got no one to blame for every time I feel lame, I'm looking up. I wanna soak up the sun.")
Just Like Heaven - The Cure ("Strange as angels dancing in the deepest oceans, Twisting in the water. You're just like a dream.")
I'm not tagging anyone, but I do think seeing iPod songs is kind of neat, even if the bands repeat. Blargh.
Labels: iPod, meme, music, shuffling, songs