Songs from my iPod

iPod NanoWow. Mary has totally taken this blog hostage. Who’s sick of seeing pictures of Mary? Anybody? Don’t be shy. Ellen made the observation to me yesterday that she felt like her blog needed less words and more pictures. She then proceeded to tell me that mine was seriously lacking in the thoughtful discourse that had made her a dedicated reader in the first place. I might be paraphrasing that slightly. And embellishing. Whatever. So in the spirit of “thoughtful discourse,” I bring you another installment of “Songs from my iPod.”

Let’s see what embarrassing treasures this installment will yield.

Song Artist Purchase
Nookie Limp Bizkit (yeah, I know. . .) Limp Bizkit - Significant Other - Nookie
Abraham Eddie from Ohio Eddie from Ohio - Quick - Abraham
Honky Cat Elton John Elton John - The Greatest Hits 1977-2002 - Honky Cat
I Want to Hold Your Hand T.V. Carpio (from the Across the Universe Soundtrack) T.V. Carpio - Across the Universe (Soundtrack) - I Want to Hold Your Hand
So Help Me God dc Talk dc Talk - Jesus Freak - So Help Me God

Songs from My iPod

iPod NanoAt Kate’s request, this is another installment of “Songs from My iPod”. I think she is hoping that something more embarrassing is revealed than what you got in the first installment. Although really, does it get any worse than Donny Osmond? I think I’ve probably hit the bottom of the barrel as far as embarrassing music goes.

Song Artist Purchase
Africa Toto Toto - The Essential Toto - Africa
Right Now Van Halen Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - Right Now
Get Out The Map Indigo Girls Indigo Girls - Shaming of the Sun - Get Out The Map
My Happy Ending Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin - My Happy Ending
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) Green Day Green Day - International Superhits! - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Songs from My iPod

iPod NanoIn a medium of self-indulgence, this post takes the cake. I got this idea from someone on the radio who did this. They put their iPod on shuffle, and just listed the first 5 songs that popped up. The theory here is that random songs from your iPod (or similar MP3 player – I don’t want to be a total Apple shill) say something about who you are. I’m convinced that all it does is expose the “dirty little secret” songs that everybody has in their library. You know the one. Or two. Or twenty. Kate will attest to the fact that there are several of these with which she is occasionally tortured.

So at the risk of totally alienating my readership (all 2 of you), the “Songs from My iPod” might become a recurring feature, you know, the type that I fall back on when totally uninspired to blog. The key to this exercise, of course, is complete and total honesty when listing the songs your iPod chooses for you. The shuffle feature is a cruel mistress, as I found out in my first draw. I admit that I was tempted to fiddle with the results, as one of my DLS songs appears in the list below. But I am committed to this course of action. What kind of man would I be if I didn’t admit to my love of. . . well, check it out (items marked with an asterisk were not available on iTunes):

Song Artist Purchase
Donkey Riding Great Big Sea Great Big Sea - Road Rage - Donkey Riding
Balad of San Francisco Caedmon’s Call Caedmon's Call - Long Line of Leavers - Ballad of San Francisco
Soldier of Love Donny Osmond *
In My Life The Beatles *
Don’t Ask Me OK Go Ok Go - Ok Go - Don't Ask Me

Kate has pointed out that I have many songs on my iPod that I should be ashamed of, but I have forbidden her from outing my love of. . . well, you’re just going to have to wait for the next entry in “Songs from My iPod.”