Friday Five

The Friday Five: May 7, 2010

Friday Five

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.

The Five:

Gone Fishin'

What’s on your shuffle today?


  • EightE1

    Eurythmics, “Thorn in My Side.” I loved it when Annie and Dave broke out the acoustic gee-tars on Revenge — it’s my favorite album of theirs (“When Tomorrow Comes” is my favorite song of theirs; it, too, hails from Revenge). This is such a cool little kiss-off. “Thorn in my side / That’s all you’ll ever be …” Imagine you’re the dude she’s singing this to; what’s your comeback line? “Well, yeah, same to you.”

    Depeche Mode, “In Your Room.” I’ve been in the mood for this song all week — I just didn’t know it. Mood is a good word. Moody. I’ve been incredibly moody this week; lack of sleep and general malaise, you know? The textures of this song — indeed, much of late-period DM — are right in my comfort zone right now. This is from the Songs of Faith and Devotion record, isn’t it? I have a compilation loaded in iTunes, so I can’t immediately check. Yeah, this is the shit right now. Five minutes of moody perfection.

    Spoon, “Is Love Forever?” Is it just me, or did Transference pretty much come and go without much of a trace? I like this peppy little ditty, but I can’t say I’ve listened to the album that much. “Peppy little ditty?” I’m far too sober right now.

    Ramones, “I Remember You.” Joey was a pop singer at heart, and this is a damn near perfect little pop song, fuzzy gee-tars and all. In other hands, with perhaps a more conventional singer, this mighta been huge. God, I love this band.

    Bob Dylan, “Series of Dreams.” An Oh Mercy outtake, I believe. Definitely sounds like a Lanois production. This is a Bob Dylan song for people who don’t typically like Bob Dylan songs. I have a buddy who wouldn’t go near a Dylan record with a pole of extended length, but who bugged me to tape this for him when it was first released. For whatever reason, Oh Mercy hasn’t aged well for me, but I still dig this song.

  • Michael

    Annie has the voice of an angel. I don’t think that I have heard Revenge; I’ll have to fix that soon.

    So as the sign said, I’m on a bit of a vacation. joining me today was a selection of Jazz while I sat poolside and soaked in the sun. Here are the first five tracks:

    “Still a Friend of Mine” – Incognito
    “Too Young to Go Steady” – John Coltrane
    “So What” – Miles Davis
    “Bangoon” – Cannonball Adderley
    “Ruby, My Dear” – Thelonious Monk

  • Kristi

    Poolside, huh? I’m jealous!

    Enjoy your vacation! 🙂

    1) Don Henley – All She Wants to Do is Dance
    2) Ben Folds – Best Imitation of Myself
    3) Boston – Livin’ for You
    4) U2 – Sweetest Thing
    5) Liz Phair – Friend of Mine

  • Pete

    1. “Ruben and Cherise” by Jerry Garcia
    2. “Africa Irie” by Chief Checker
    3. “Smithereens” by EL-P
    4. “504” by Old 97’s
    5. “D.S.M.R.” by Prince

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