A few days ago, I found a new meme that Jenners created called the iPod shuffle. My interest was peaked, as I have a borderline-unhealthy obsession with anything music related. So, I pressed on, reading her meme. When I realized that the charge was to put your iPod on random and report on the first five songs that played, I gulped. Like a lot of things I tackle, I approached my new iPod with gusto two years ago, uploading a box worth of old CD’s. Then, I never got around to adding anything else. The music represented on my iPod isn’t really current, or an accurate depiction of the extent of my musical library.
Additionally, I have this panache for finding a silver lining in almost any musical group. I have many random artists, or bands, of which I enjoy just a song or two. Plus, those songs often serve a purpose and are great to have handy when the mood strikes. For example, it would be beneficial to have one in the maddening attempt to deflect some road rage, or when someone helps themselves to your Diet Coke in the community work fridge. However, my concern then centered around the fact that I’d may end up with a report that revealed Eminem and Kenney Chesney. If that occured, I would be in a debacle, because I would R.E.A.L.L.Y be tempted to cheat and lie.
Without further ado, my honest list:
Dave Matthews Band: Ants Marching - Two years ago, on our Caribbean cruise, we stumbled upon the piano bar and the accompanying pianist. Despite the availability of various entertainment venues on the ship, we spent many nights having fun at this particular bar. When I say “we”, I should clarify that it was Tiffany and I that engaged in the singing and ensuing obnoxious behavior. The husbands were just embarrassed onlookers, who I believe would have entertained the idea of appearing as a couple if it meant successfully disassociating with us. By the end of the cruise, we had convinced Dave (the pianist with a painful Elton John wanna-be persona), to learn Ants Marching. Not only is it one of my favorite DMB songs, but we coerced a cruise ship performer to play it. What's not to love?
Ben Harper: Steal My Kisses – I heart Ben Harper. This brings back memories of seeing him live in Detroit in 2001. Good times.
Johnny Cash: Hey Porter – While I cringe when my three year old asks for the Smashing Pumpkins, it cracks me up when she recognizes Johnny Cash. Seriously, a three year old that digs Johnny Cash, how much cooler does it get?
Rusted Root: Heaven – Rusted Root makes me feel like I should be wearing Birkenstocks, dabbing Patchouli on my wrists, and passing a joint around a campfire. Despite that, I can’t think of many bands that I am more in love with. Their music has soul unrivaled by many others. It also brings back memories of seeing them live at the Fox Theater in 1997, which will be blogged about at a much later date. It undoubtedly deserves its own post.
Van Morrison: These are the days – Admittedly, I am not a raging Van Morrison fan. But this song? Oh.my.gosh. This song reverses some of the other Van Morrison injustices inflicted upon innocent ears.
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