Friday, May 18, 2007

Week In Random

On the train this morning I was thinking about what a great addition the “shuffle songs” feature was to the iPod. Then I realized that some of our readers might not be up on the latest technology or might not have a big enough library to fully take advantage of it. I knew it was my duty to create our 2nd weekly feature, “Week In Random.” Every Friday, a Canal will bare his soul for all to see, posting the first 10 tracks that play when he hits Shuffle. We promise not to hold anything back, as long as you promise not to judge. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

"I detected faint axilla scent/That put me off my appetite/
But mouflon warring where I went/Renewed in me a need to fight"

Ben Harper/Blackalicious – Brain Washers

Benjy gave me this album a few months ago because my library was weak on hip-hop. It still is.

Phish – Axilla I (Live)

It pains me to know I’ll die without seeing these guys in concert.

Sam Prekop – Something

Just picked this up off *Sixeyes the other day. I love mellow songs with driving beats.

Dave Matthews Band – Shotgun (Live)

I have a feeling DMB will be way over-represented in these posts. Nothing to be ashamed of, though – they’re a big part of my musical past. This happens to be my favorite song of theirs.

Richard Wagner – Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt from Gotterdammerung

I wish I could say something sophisticated about this, but unfortunately I’ve never listened to the piece. Looks promising, though.

Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, and Mike Marshall – Barnyard Disturbance

Three amazing musicians, one album of bizarre music.

John Martyn – Don’t Want To Know

“I don’t want to know about evil/Only want to know about love.”

Johnny Five – Call Response

I bought this album on a whim and was pretty disappointed after hearing it.

Pearl Jam – Jeremy

Classic song from the days when I used to listen to the radio in the shower. Or at all, for that matter.

Taj Mahal – Cakewalk Into Town

Hand claps + tuba = pure gold.

That’s it for this week. Make sure to keep up with this feature – it’s only a matter of time before I’m forced to post a High School Musical karaoke track, and that’s something you won’t want to miss.



Anonymous said...

Going to be tough to do this weekly, and only have two Canals to cycle through. I'd personally bring in a guest poster. Maybe someone from the west, Colorado is just an example. Funny in a mean way (probably too hide his own self-doubt.) I don't know, that's just what I'd do.

- Wolfgang Amadeus (THE Mozart)

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