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.
“Lemon Yellow” by Plasticene (from BASEketball, 1998)
I have absolutely no recollection of this song. Clearly, there was no short supply of soundtrack fodder in the ’90s.
“Rock in This Pocket (Song of David)” by Suzanne Vega (from 99.9 F°, 1992)
I was duped into purchasing this record for the oh-so-catchy title track, and the even more efficient earworm, “Blood Makes Noise.” The juxtaposition of Vega’s folksy leaning against the pseudo-industrial production of Vega’s husband Mitchell Froom.
“I Found a Girl” by The Valadiers (from The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 3: 1963, 2005)
Motown’s first white vocal group, and they don’t even rate a Wikipedia page? Ain’t that a bitch.
“Green Room” by Dig (from Dig, 1993)
“All I really want to do is get high …” Well, it would appear that my shuffle is attempting to expose just how much bad ’90s music is lurking in the dark bowels of my library.
“The Betrayer” by Kaki King (from Junior, 2010)
I’m not going to lie: I preferred Miss King when she just played guitar.
What’s on your shuffle today?