I wish I could say these were my 10 favorites, but truthfully I had trouble thinking of the names of ten songs thanks to my swinish listening habit of setting iTunes to random and then turning on the screensaver. So here then are my songs with the most random plays.
Iron Man – Four Tet (life changing)
Bati – Getatchew Mekuria
Brooklyn – Hauschka
Slow Blues – Jimi Hendrix
Friendless Blues – Eartha Kitt
Do The Wrong Thing – Lounge Lizards
You Os Tirk Pnake – Pov Vannary
Sorrow – David Bowie
Five Golden Sections – David Byrne
Saloua – Erik Truffaz
Unsolicited bonus cut: Spooky by Lydia Lunch
Hmm, I think reinstalling iTunes last year really had a big impact on this list. And preparatory to life without Bogg, I’m enrolling in a community education origami class.
MarkGisleson commented on the blog post My Opening Farewell, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, Oh The Places I Will Go, How Can You Miss Me If I Won’t Go Away, Just Leave Already Fer Chrissakes, Post Thingy
Absolutely the best. Thank you for all of it and best of luck with everything else in your life.
Still not sure how to start these random thingies in the new iTunes, so starting where JerryN ends….
Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
Chi Lu Tempo – Los Nouvellas Polyphonies Corses
Almost Xiu Xiu, Almost Deerhoof – Xiu Xiu
Vertical Invader – Weather Report
Mystify – Eccko
Driving Down by the Hudson River – Yuka Honda
Achillipu (Achillifunk) – Mantecao y Su Combo de Rumba Moderna
You Got It – Kenny Fickens
He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) – Jill Scott
Post (Aigui) – Ensemble 4’33″
and bonus Pena by Eliades Ochoa & Company Segundo
WARNING: Publication of this list of illegally downloaded music may make you an accessory to an imaginary crime with heinous consequences (if you are an unwed Native American mom or a Jewish college student).
Brooklyn – Hauschka
Crocodiles Don’t Lie – Steve Beresford
Still – Karl Berger
Thiaroye – Baaba Maal
Feqer Bequmena – Essatu Tessema
Got Any Kids? – Kool Keith
We’re So Happy – Medeski Martin & Wood
Avelut – John Zorn
OPEN AIR (For Tommy) – World Saxophone Quartet
The Right Track – Phllis Dillon
and bonus cut Type A To E from Hiro Tsunoda.
Cannot in good conscience contribute this time around, having no clue what “record” stores are like nowadays.
Once upon a time I thought living in the future would mean having very cheap access to every song ever recorded whenever I wanted.
I failed to understand that the future would be about making sure fat old men who don’t know a Fender guitar from an upright bass would continue to be the sole financial beneficiaries of music recorded 70 years ago, music the original artists stopped being paid for about 69 years, 11 months and 29 days ago.
I feel bad for the indie stores, of which maybe two or three in each state have survived (usually by reselling CDs which is different from selling used .mp3s in ways only lawyers can explain).
On Apple since 1990 and have never heard of anything like this. Jay in Oregon sounds like he has the best answer. It could also be a browser virus, which is the only kind of virus I’ve ever gotten on my Mac.
Try a few used book stores if you still have any in your area. These books are not scarce, and their lack of value keeps them from being listed online (creating the appearance of scarcity which some dealers rely on to get inflated prices).
Also, Amazon lists 21-volume sets for $40 and up. Yes, you can spend $750 at Amazon for the same set, but again, there will always be sellers with high prices. These books have always been sold at cheap prices because they’re not collector’s editions, they’re simply sets of books for which the publisher didn’t have to pay any royalties.
Most important? Every work mentioned can be downloaded for free from the Guttenberg Project. The Black series books are small print, thin paper and while I loved them when I was young, I’d rather read those books on a Kindle now.
$24 for a 20-volume set of Black’s Reader Service Company “The Works of…” books.
I knew there was a reason why I still had mine.
Fox can’t comment on something until someone reports on it first, and since Fox doesn’t really “do” reporting they get very testy when the other networks fail to research a news story for them.
105 FM Jam – De-Phazz
Spineless Jelly – Future Sound of London
Trapped (Hell Interface mix) – Boards of Canada
I Love You For Sentimental Reasons – Fred Buccini
Pleasure As Usual – Tortoise & The Ex
Feel Free – Mozez
Too Young – Nat King Cole
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – Yo-Yo Ma
Iron Man – John Surman
Most Holy Mother of God – Jan Garbarket
Bonus: I Can’t Be Alone – Sonny Boy Williamson II
I’ll Always Love You – The Mad Lads
Diana – Wayne Shorter
The Squirrel – Miles Davis
Both When I Am Alone & When We… – Four Tet
Oily LIghtning – Jazzfinger
You’ve Been Chose – Propositions
Ikoyi Mentality Vs Mushin Mentality – Fela Kuti
You’ve Changed – Sarah Vaughan
My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms – The Mills Brothers
Khili Re – A.R. Rahman
My last email address for you seems to have expired a long time ago, but I can help with the Pizzicato 5 if you email me at email@example.com
Using Antony and the Johnson’s “I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy as a launching point, iTunes mixed this:
I’m Blue – The Ikettes
Highlife – Mono
Hold On, Help Is On The Way – G. Davis & R. Tyler
Archie’s Funeral – Ry Cooder
What Would – Soldiers of Jah Army
In The Ghetto (alt take 4) – Elvis Presley
Uncle Albert – John Lennon
Stans Soluble Fish – Animals on Wheels
Show – Patricia Barber
Solitude – Duke Ellington
I’d settle for just one post like this a week. I’d whine and would want more, but I would settle for this. Gladly.
Random “food” mix:
Food Stamps – 24 Carat Black
Tapplin – Trim (from Soulfood Vol. 4)
Cat Food – Crimson Jazz Trio
Sentinel (Lunar Defense) – DJ Food
A Prayer Before Tea – Food
Power of Kung Food (remix) – Seatbelts & DJ Food
Devil’s Food – Patricia Barber
Sea-Food – Wang Changcun
Twix – Trim
Food for My Soul – The Dragons
and My Name in Food from The Voodoo Trombone Quartet
Shit, there go all my weekend plans. I may have to go out and find a life now.
I’m sorry I took down my blog. If it was still up I’d search it to see how many times I linked to a Scarecrow post. I’m guessing the difference between how many he wrote and how many I linked to would be the number of his posts that I tragically missed. He was a [...]
The arbitrary feature changes on the new iTunes do suck, but it’s handling large databases much better than before. I’ve
piratedpainstakingly collected a library of over 100,000 songs, and it handles the workload pretty well. But still no iTunes DJ so I used Tom Waits as my jumping off point to create a random list:
Jeepers Creepers (take 2) – Django Reinhardt
Ouaga Saga – Mokhtar Samba
Nandarou – Studio Ghibli
Key to the Highway – John Lee Hooker
Love for Sale – Cannonball Adderley
Don’t Take It Out – The Funky Muchachos
Resignation – Brad Mehldau
Rose Room – Sidney Bechet
Night and Day – Ella Fitzgerald
Levi’s commercial – Jefferson Airplane
and Alpha et Omega by Hermas Zopoula (no, I never heard of him before either but there he was on iTunes staring back at me)
New iTunes won’t let you generate a random ten without first giving it a song to start with, so I searched for Robert Palmer and these are the next ten songs that came up:
Piensa En Mi – Duo Pérez Rodriguez
These Times – Ernest Ranglin
I Wish I Were Twins – Coleman Hawkins
Les Nuits – Nightmares On Wax
Joe Cool (instrumental) – Vince Guaraldi
Hysterical Strength – St. Vincent
Electrorloge – Troublemakers
El Evangelio – Wganda Kenya
Mommy Daddy You And I – Talking Heads
Story of Mr. Paul – King Radio
and Team Clermont from Momus and no, none of these songs reminded me much of Robert Palmer although I do miss the old button configuration which Apple changed on the new iTunes because, well, I guess because they could, Apple now vying to become the new Microsoft.
MarkGisleson commented on the diary post Bridging The Fiscal Cliff: A Wall Street Sales Tax by DSWright.
A transaction tax on stock trades would be wonderful but your use of the term “sales tax” makes me think how wonderful it would be if all stock purchases were taxed at the same rate as the sales tax rate in the state the buyer claims residency in . Suddenly living in low-tax states wouldn’t look so [...]
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