Friday Five

The Friday Five: January 16, 2009

Shuffle matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my Shuffle, do you?

If you’ve been working for the weekend, well you are in luck because it’s just about that time. That’s right, it’s Friday and it’s time to kick back hit the shuffle button and let the music take us where it will. Today we’re firing up iTunes to battle the post-lunch dip!

For those who have not joined in the Friday Five here is all you need to know; each Friday I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five and drop a little knowledge and insight for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes we have 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. The more the merrier!

The Five:

“Jamie’s Cryin'” – Van Halen (from Van Halen)

… Hey you two I was once like you and I liked to do the wild thing

“Crash Into Me” – Dave Matthews Band (from Live in Chicago 12.19.98)

I’ve recently discovered that Dave Matthews has a twitter account that he uses quite actively (clearly via his iPhone and Twitterific). He provides a view into his twisted head and preoccupation with his farts (and sharing photos of himself in various states of clown make-up).

“Golden Ring (feat. Tammy Wynette)”  – George Jones (from The Bradley Barn Sessions)

An absolutely classic tune from the master

Direct Line to the Telepathic” (mp3) – Flickerstick (from Welcoming Home the Astronauts)

Before American Idol, Rockstar:INXS, Making the Band and other awful music-based reality programs was VH1’s “Bands on the Run” which placed 4 bands in vans and sent them out to tour with challenges along the way. It was sort of like MTV’s “Road Rules” with twice the alcohol and prima donnas’. Dallas, Texas’ Flickerstick won the competition and a recording contract. The band released one major label record and an indie follow up (along with a pair of live recordings) and it was announced late in 2008 that they had decided to go their separate ways. They will play a final show on Jan 24th at the House of Blues in Dallas. In honor of this great band I’m sharing this epic track with you all.

“Jet City Woman” – Queensrÿche (from Empire)

I’ve got a real soft spot in my musical heart for Queensrÿche, specifically this time period between Operation:Mindcrime and Empire.

Okay, I’ve shown you mine, now show me yours!


  • Pete

    Happy long weekend. Minimal commentary today, but here are my five…

    1. “Witness” – Prince (from 30 Years Of Uncirculating Funk Volume One) – a classic outtake from the old days…

    2. “Thrashin'” – George Clinton (from Some Of My Best Jokes Are Friends).

    3. “Night” – Bruce Springsteen (from Coliseum Night). Prince and Boss. Surprise.

    4. “Duet for Guitars #3” – M. Ward (from Transfiguration Of Vincent).

    5. “Temporary Love Thing” – Full Force (from Full Force Get Busy 1 Time!)

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