The strange, psychic power of the iPod

Every now and again, my iPod startles me with its ability to shuffle a bunch of things that I really want to hear anyway.  Is it black magic?  Is there a chip inside it that crawls out and rifles through my music as I sleep?  Am I psychically controlling it, so that I could get it to do other things for me?  DO I HAVE THIS POWER OVER ALL MACHINES???

Ahem.

Anyway, in the interest of an enjoyable weekend with not-ungodly temperatures, here’s the playlist.  Who knows.  Perhaps I’ll make it a feature.  Feel free to download for yourself, completely ignore, berate, or comment upon.  I will likely be reading or drinking.

1. “What Led Me To This Town” – the Jayhawks
2. “Old Enough” – The Raconteurs
3. “Crush With Eyeliner (live)” – R.E.M.
4.  “Teardrop” – Massive Attack
5. “Van Dieman’s Land” – U2
6. “The Chain” – Fleetwood Mac
7. “Ulysses” – Franz Ferdinand
8. “I’ll Never Be Your Maggie May” – Suzanne Vega
9. “Loose Translation” – The New Pornographers
10. “Native Son” – U2 (give me a break, I have like 5,000 U2 songs on here)
11. “American Gangster Time” – Elvis Costello

Catherine loves 10 or 11 song albums, so I’ll leave it at that.   Enjoy.

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~ by thismarriedguy on March 20, 2009.

2 Responses to “The strange, psychic power of the iPod”

  1. I have never heard any of these songs. I suck at being hip (refer to my blog for more information on that :). Today, I shall hipify myself by listening to your songs. Thanks for the list!

  2. You totally needed to hyphenate “10- or 11-song album,” because I was really confused about why you didn’t have 11 song album PLURALIZED, because I was all, “You own 11 song albums? What is a song album?” But now I get it. And, yes, I do. 10-song albums are brilliant. 11-song albums are generally genius, though sometimes I pick out a song that they should have cut, because I totally know everything about album-making. Also, I love hyphens. I will hyphenate everything. Including my name.
    I love you,
    Poor-Reception-Catherine-P-o-o-r-r-e-c-e-p-t-i-o-n-11-song-album-Catherine-poor-reception-hyphen.

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