Friday Five : ‘frī-(,)dā,-dē ‘fīv : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes, then share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up your media player of choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.
“My Country” by tUnE-YaRdS (from WHOKILL, 2011)
This is the first time I’m hearing anything from this record, which comes very highly recommended by my Popdose alum—and frequent flyer with the Friday Five—Michael Fortes. It reminds me a bit of Ween, filtered through a Sonic Youth colored lens. I’ll have to queue this up for the long weekend.
“Anna Begins” by Counting Crows (from Films About Ghosts: The Best of…, 2003)
This is, for me, Adam Duritz’s greatest moment as a songwriter.
“The Same December” from Prince (from Chaos and Disorder, 1996)
For every bit of praise I lavished on Come a few weeks back, I have to decry Chaos and Disorder. Does anyone else recall the full court press promotional tour for this record? I swear, there must be a dozen television performances of “Dinner With Delores” out there.
“Transatlanticism” by Death Cab for Cutie (from Transatlanticism, 2003)
Buy Codes and Keys. Seriously, you’ll thank me.
‘Bonita Applebum (radio edit)” by A Tribe Called Quest (from Bonita Applebum, 1990)
With this, I’m kicking off the Friday Dance Party.
What’s on your shuffle today?