Friday Five

Ickmusic’s Friday Five: October 3, 2008

Made In Scotland From Shuffle.

Is it October already? I swear it was just August a few minutes ago. One thing that I’ve found since I started The Five is that I am hyper-aware of the passage of time. And time in the final week of the quarter is even more precious so with that I’m going to keep this brief!

For those who have not joined in the Five, here’s how it works: … I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five with a bit of insight for each track.

Then it’s your turn! Just share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments and see what your fellow readers are listening to as well.

Here are this week’s tracks:

1. Destroyer – “Sick Priest Learns to Last Forever” (from Destroyer’s Rubies, 2006)

I picked this up on the suggestion from more than one of the popular blogs of the day and can’t say too much about it as I’ve only listened to it three or four times. It’s not even that I dislike the record; it’s just a matter of time vs. desire.

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – “Pride and Joy” (from Greatest Hits, 1995)

There’s always time for some Stevie Ray Vaughan.

3. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy)” (from Life After Death, 1997)

I’ve been watching the VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs (see the entire list here) series this week and have been pulling up and listening to my favorite Hip-Hop tracks of the past 20 years. This is on my list (though it’s not on VH1’s) without a doubt. Play this one in a club to this day and everyone knows every line of Biggie’s rhyme.

4. Snoop Dogg – “Who Am I (What’s My Name?)” (from Doggystyle, 1993)

Another classic Hip-Hop cut, this time from the Westside courtesy of one Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., better known to you and I as the one and only Snoop D O Double G. 15 years on this George Clinton fueled track still inspires some serious ass wiggling.

5. Metallica – “Harvester of Sorrow” (from …and Justice for All, 1988)

That should read from the last decent record Metallica produced, but I digress. …and Justice for All is the last Metallica record that I truly enjoyed beginning to end. The Black Album was alright, but it was Bob Rock‘s version of the band and therefore not as good.

That said, what’s playing in your shuffle today?


  • Anne

    My Friday Five is kind of like a good sandwich made on mediocre bread. Only the middle songs are really good here.

    1. “Let It Rain” from OK Go, “Oh No”, 2005.

    2. “Paint It Black” from The Rolling Stones “Aftermath”, 1966.

    3. “I Walk the Line” from Johnny Cash. This is such a great song. Love it!

    4. “Heroes” from The Wallflowers. This is a cover and I don’t know where I got it or where it is from. However, I really like it.

    5. “Like a Prayer” from Madonna, 1989.

  • KathyB

    The Saturday Five. None of them really fit together well.

    1. “Innocent Bones” by Iron & Wine, from “The Shepherd’s Dog” (2007). The first song is pretty normal. Then they diverge…

    2. “In the Mood” by the Glenn Miller Band.

    3. “A Trip to the Library” by Rita Moreno from the 1964 London Cast of “She Loves Me.” I guess “optometrist” means something different in England than it does in the U.S., because it got changed to “optician.”

    4. “Boston Bull (How Come There Is No Dog Day)” by Frank Milano and the Golden Orchestra, from “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window and More Songs About Your Favorite Dogs.” I’m guessing this album is from about 1960 or so–it’s a children’s album with songs about different dog breeds.

    5. “Agua del Pozo” by Alex Cuba from “Agua del Pozo” (2008). This was an iTunes “Canción de la Semana” in May of this year. I really should stop downloading these things that I don’t think I’m going to like. I don’t think I’m ever going to listen to this one again.

    A lot of really good stuff comes up AFTER this group of songs.

  • whiteray

    Well, Saturday evening here in the U.S Midwest . . . let’s see what happens.

    1. “Sweet Home Chicago” by Junior Wells from “Junior Wells & Friends,” probably from 1997 sessions, although I’m not certain. Basic Chicago blues relased in 1999 after Wells’ death.

    2. “A Short While Ago” by Chris Smither from “I’m A Stranger Too.” Folky singer-songwriter stuff. Not bad but not as good as I’d been led to believe.

    3. “Where There’s A Will There’s A Way” by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends from “On Tour With Eric Clapton,” 1970. Wondrous rock and roll from a great ensemble.

    4. “Charlie My Boy” by Petula Clark from “Blue Lady: The Nashville Sessions,” recorded in 1970, released in 1999, I think. Petula goes country and makes it work.

    5. “I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)” by Elton John, MCA 40405, 1976. Great single by Elton.

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