Monday, January 25, 2010

First ten songs on IPod - Or make it 13

So still have all my songs from my ITunes but lost all the ratings when I got the new Gateway.

So I thought I would try the first 10 songs on my IPod after hearing a Dead Air Podcast with 3 songs from his IPod

So here goes:

1) "Lover Come Back" by Ella Fitzgerald - off 25 Jazz Greats, Disc 2 -- quick jazz number by Ella -- not my favorite from her -- very uptempo ***

2) "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles off "1" album -- **** Good early Beatles

3) "The Stripper" by Joe Loss & His Orchestra -- off "Full Monty" soundtrack -- great silly fun song ... makes me want to dance and be silly and stuff

4) "Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World" by U2 - off "Achtung Baby" album -- **** -- great line "Because a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle"

5) "Why Add A Worship Service" by the Unitarian Universalist Association - off "Lay leader drive time essays 1" -- Very interesting 4 minute post about why 2 services is a good or bad idea for growing congregations. Has worked well as Allen Avenue UU in Portland and happy that we are a growing congregation. Good piece. ***

6) "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash from the absolutely excellent "2005-The Legend of Johnny Cash" album that was engineered by Rick Rubin and also includes "Hurt" -- ****

7) "99 Ways to Die" by Megadeth from The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience album -- for me its just OK -- *** -- for Beavis and Butthead it would be "heh heh -- cool"

8) "There It Is" by Barry White from the "Icon is Love" album -- one man with a voice deeper then mine -- just a little bit different -- pure make out song -- ****

9) "I'm Sticking With You" by the Velvet Underground from the "Juno" soundtrack -- *** - not my favorite Velvet song -- next

10 "Favorite Thing" by Shift Music from album "Get In" -- pretty awful -- probably from a grab bag CD at Bull Moose - **

11) Bonus track since one of my songs wasn't a song at all "Prelude and Maine Title March" by the London Symphony Orchestra -- From the "Superman: The Movie:" soundtrack --- this is just some John Williams awesomeness -- *****

12) "Glass Onion" the Beatles - Love album -- has a remix-y quality --- kinda fun ***

13) "Luke and Leia" by John Williams off the "Star Wars Trilogy" album -- **** -- pretty John Williams tastic ****

14) "Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2 off "The Joshua Tree" album -- arguably the best U2 song, off without question U2's best album *****

I personally really enjoy time-wasters like this -- interesting the the Beatles, U2 and John Williams showed up twice -- Edmund