You've Been Asleep for a Hundred Seconds

Thursday, October 07, 2004

The Beauty of Random

Hot Damn! Random play on my media player is wonderful. Having 580 hours of music on your heard drive can result it some great musical contrasts. For example the following run of tracks just played:
Andy Partridge - "Blue Beret"
Guided By Voices - "Request Pharmaceuticals"
Black Box Recorder - "G.S.O.H Q.E.D."
Kanye West - "Get Em High"
The Beach Boys - "In the Still of the Night"
The Streets - "Who Got The Funk?"
Joy Division - "The Only Mistake"
Outkast - "Prototype"
Dan Bern - "Freight Train Blues"
The Decemberist - "Apology Song (Live)"
John Cale - "Leaving It Up To You"
The Beatles - "Dear Prudence"
Johnny Cash - "I See A Darkness"
10cc - "The Wall Street Shuffle"
Robyn Hitchcock - "Young People Scream"
The Spinners - "It's a Shame"
The Shins - "Know Your Onion"
The Mountain Goats - "Onions"

And that's just a sample, I've been listing to random all day. The transition between the Kanye and Beach Boys tracks was wonderfully weird. Kanye and Talib rapping about joys of dropping out of college followed by a creaky voice Dennis Wilson covering a 50s hit. I also think it's awesome that "Onions" followed "Know Your Onion". I mean what are the odds! Joy Division followed by Andre 3000 crooning was another great contrast.

I wish I could do this at home! Hmmm maybe its time to invest in a new...


At 10/08/2004 12:30 PM, Blogger sprizee said...

Sounds like someone* needs an iPod.

*you silly!


Post a Comment

<< Home