So I was reading the archives on Snow’s blog and I stole an idea for a post. The suggestion was made to set your iPod to “shuffle all music” and then report back on the first twenty songs that play. Here’s my list. It speaks volumes.
1. For Those About to Rock — AC/DC
2. You Don’t Seem to Miss Me — Patty Loveless
3. Popular — Original Cast Recording from Wicked
4. Apron Strings — Everything But The Girl
5. Desperado — The Eagles
6. Pulling Mussels — Squeeze
7. Pride and Joy — Stevie Ray Vaughn
8. A Girl Like You — Hal Ketchum
9. Crazy Love, Vol. II — Paul Simon
10. Moon River — Andy Williams
11. Friends in Low Places — Garth Brooks
12. This Kiss — Faith Hill
13. Mr. Bojangles — Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
14. Beach Baby — First Class
15. I Know You’re Out There Somewhere — Moody Blues
16. General Lee’s Solitude — Gettysburg Soundtrack
17. Who’s Your Daddy — Toby Keith
18. Suite Judy Blue Eyes — Crosby, Stills & Nash
19. TWA Recruiting Sergeants — Schooner Fare
20. Roll Me Away — Bob Seeger
Most of it, I’m not even embarrassed about. (well, I’m also thankful that nothing too goofy showed up) But honestly, I listen to all kinds of music and I think the list reflects that. I could tell you stories about most of those songs and why they’re even on the iPod in the first place. I will tell you that #10 is the song that Dale and I danced to at our wedding.
While we’re thinking about iPods, I have an odd story about mine. Many iPod owners insist that their iPod knows them – it plays just the song they need to hear as if it knows their mood – the device is somehow intuitive. Mostly, I think that’s a lot of bunk. I mean, I’ve got about 1500 songs on my iPod (yeah, I can fit another 8,500 on there but I’m not sure there’s that many songs I actually like) and of course they are my most favorite songs. So, even on shuffle the iPod is most likely going to hit on something I really want to hear. Right?
Well, maybe. Let me tell you about the trip to Gettysburg that Dale and I took last November for Remembrance Day. My iPod was about 2 months old at the time and I had loaded up most of my favorites and some of Dale’s, too, just because I’m that kind of wife. Now, Gettysburg is about a 7 hour drive from our house and Dale kept waiting to hear some music from the Gettysburg movie soundtrack. It’s some of his favorite stuff in the world and he figured since we were driving to Gettysburg that’s what we should be listening to. But, I was insistent on leaving the little sucker on shuffle and just seeing what came up. The iPod didn’t play any Gettysburg soundtrack music at all for 6 hours and 45 minutes. Not a single track. Until we saw the sign that said “Entering Gettysburg” and suddenly the iPod played a track from the Gettysburg soundtrack. Dale thought I had set it up but I hadn’t. It just spontaneously played Gettysburg as we entered Gettysburg. Pretty much freaked us both out.
So, that’s my eerie iPod story. Anybody else out there with an iPod or MP3 player that wants to share their random 20 songs? Or a “my iPod knows me” story?
Mason and Dixie say, hey, knitbloggers, relax this weekend. That’s what we’ll be doing.