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.
“All of My Life (feat. Joy Rose)” by Incognito (from Transatlantic R.P.M., 2010)
Aw yeah, it’s about to get all smooth up in here. I’ll admit to having a soft spot for Bluey’s particular brand of acid jazz, though this last release lost me a little bit.
“Take a Ride” by The Constellations (from Southern Gothic, 2010)
This track is simply trying too hard.
“Take the Long Road and Walk It” by The Music (from Top of the Pops 2002, 2008)
I had to do a double take to see what year this track was from! Musically it’s a bit of slinky guitar driven rock with and Oasis lilt. That was until the vocals kicked in and it was straight 80’s hair metal.
“Last Night” by Comet Gain (from CMJ New Music Monthly, Volume 29: January 1996, 1996)
Who? I’ve been a long-time supporter of CMJ, but I swear there was always at least a few tracks on every disc that made you question everything they were recommending. Hopefully iTunes sees fit to play at least one tune that I’m vaguely familiar with before we close out this Five.
“Driver 8” by R.E.M. (from Eponymous, 1998)
I think I might know this one. I’ll admit my neglect in keeping close with my R.E.M. fan status. I was definitely sad to hear of their demise, but in a way relieved that we wouldn’t have to suffer another half-hearted record.
What’s on your shuffle today?