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.
“Behind the Wheel (Vince Clark remix)” by Depeche Mode (from Remixes 2: 81-11, 2011)
Both Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder make appearances on this second remix collection from Depeche Mode.
“Kept” by Matt Nathanson (from Modern Love, 2011)
I first discovered Matt Nathanson through his appearance on Live From Daryl’s House; and no sooner completely forgot about him. Save for his big hit “Come on Get Higher,” I’d be hard pressed to name another song. His new record, however, is quite good.
“Baba O’Riley” by Pearl Jam (from Live at the Gorge 05/06, 2007)
This is probably my favorite Pearl Jam cover. I remember buying a bootleg import back in the early ’90s that closed with an insanely raw version of the tune.
“Colonized Mind” by Prince (from Lotus Flow3r, 2009)
“Michelle (1965 stereo mix)” by The Beatles (from Rubber Soul, 2009)
Let me take this space to express my extreme jealousy of those of you getting to see Macca at Yankee Stadium this weekend.
What’s on your shuffle today?