In 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):
|Donkey Riding||Great Big Sea|
|Balad of San Francisco||Caedmon’s Call|
|Soldier of Love||Donny Osmond||*|
|In My Life||The Beatles||*|
|Don’t Ask Me||OK Go|
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.”