In an effort to listen to songs that don't get much intentional play on my iPod, I'm starting a new series on Life On This Planet called 'iPod Shuffle.' Many of you have done this on Facebook by selecting Shuffle on your mp3 player and writing down the first 10 songs that come up. Here's my first 10.
1. The Rolling Stones - Rocks Off
The opening track from 'Exile On Main Street' and one of my favorite Stones songs.
2. Sinead O'Connor - O Filii et Filae
From 2003's double album 'She Who Dwells.' I don't own this one on CD, so I'm glad I'm doing this shuffle thing because a lot of things I own on digital format don't get much play time. This is a traditional Catholic hymn celebrating Easter. It's quite beautiful.
3. Morrissey - Papa Jack
From Morrissey's 1997 album, 'Maladjusted.' This is a decent enough track, but not among his best work.
4. The Cure - Mr. Pink Eyes
From 2004's 4-disc box set of b-sides, 'Join The Dots.' Mr. Pink Eyes was originally the b-side of The Lovecats from back in 1983. A bit odd, experimental and out of control.
5. Radiohead - Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
A great track from Radiohead's 2007 release 'In Rainbows.'
6. Legendary Pink Dots - And Even The Vegetables Screamed
A short instrumental from LPD's 1989 album 'The Golden Age.'
7. The Killers - Midnight Show
From their debut album 'Hot Fuss' in 2004. I'm not very familiar with their first album, so this track is relatively unheard until now.
8. James - I Know What I'm Here For (live)
From one of the greatest live albums of all time - 'Getting Away With It...Live.' Some of the live versions are superior to the studio versions. If you like James, this should be in your collection.
9. The Darkness - Love Is Only A Feeling
Wow. This is pretty damn good. :) Part Scorpions, part Queen. From their debut 'Permission To Land,' 2003. Okay, I'm hitting back and listening to this one again. Rad.
10. Suede - Moving
From their 1993 self-titled debut. Very familiar with this one. Suede were a great band, and as I understand they've reunited and are doing some shows in Europe.
Well, that's it. Discovered a few songs I hadn't heard before. Please feel free to hit shuffle on your mp3 player and post your 10 in the comments below.