If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know that for the past few years, on or around July 4th, I’ve played the “Fifteen Songs” games here. It’s a trivial and now dated bit I stole from Facebook where you put your iPod, or other music player of choice on shuffle, and then you post the first fifteen songs that appear. The idea behind the whole thing is something akin to an icebreaker, where one is suppose to discard all pretenses and impressions as one’s guilty listening pleasures are laid bare for the world to see. Eh…sure. For me it started as a simple way to post something around July 4th, which is usually my busiest weekend of the summer.
Happy 4th o’ July to any who maybe celebrating such festivities today! Of course, if you’re celebrating then you probably aren’t reading, so…here I am again likely typing into a vacuum. Of course, what is blogging really, other than talking to oneself? Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I mean, for one, it’s therapeutic. And two…
…what’s that? Oh! A refreshing vodka tonic! **sip** Mmm, vodka-y!
Speaking of celebrating, which we were speaking of before I got off track and then back on again thanks to a lovely alcoholic beverage, it’s that time of year when I play the “fifteen songs” game with my iPod. You know how it goes (not that anyone but me as an iPod anymore…) — put the thing on shuffle then glowingly or embarrassingly list the first fifteen songs that appear. As I’ve done in the past, I’ll offer a few words about the first five songs and then links to the remaining ten. So if you’re chilling with me here, go ahead and get yourself a tasty drink and prepare for some musical randomness!
(And a habit it will likely remain, it seems.)
For the past couple years, I’ve offered up at some point a play on what was once (and probably still is) a social media-driven, musical tag game. Put your iPod on shuffle, list the first fifteen songs that appear, tag fifteen friends. Last year, this post appeared around Labor Day. The year before that, it was at the same time as it is now, around Independence Day. As I’m currently unable to focus on any one task for more than a few seconds (except with Dragon Age: Inquisition — the end is near, I can soooo feel it!), it only seems right that I should make this into a official thing, because, right now, writing about songs is nearly the only thing my feeble brain can handle. So here we go with the shuffling iPod and another personal peek into the strange place that is my musical psyche. As always, I’ll put the first five songs from the list on blast and provide links to the rest at the end. Click away!
Last summer I worked up a post highlighting some 15 songs from my iPod. You’ve probably seen the game before on Facebook or other social media – put your iPod on shuffle and list the first 15 songs that play (no cheating!). I did that post out of stress, and because I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I had a ton of games in tow that I wasn’t playing. This second time round, things are no different. I’ve had a stressful but fun holiday weekend and all I really want to do right now is to pop in my earbuds and drift away to the sounds of my music. Plus, it’s Labor Day. Everybody’s still out vacationing, barbecuing, or dead to the world because they’ve done too much of either, or both. I mean, are you really here? Hell, I don’t even know if I’m here. Where am I anyway? And does anybody really know what time it is?
Enough gabbling — let’s get on with the music!
(As with last time, I’ll present short spiels about the first five songs that play, and the rest I’ll list consecutively with links at the end. Click away!)
With the 4th of July holiday around the corner and one to many other obligations nipping at my heels, my brain has recently turned to spaghetti. I’m having trouble remembering my own damn name this week, let along remembering what all I’m supposed to bring to this gathering or that picnic. Needless to say, I’m a little short on the game memories right now. But one thing that’s keeping me going is music. Lots and lots of music. So this week I’m bastardizing a music tagging game that once went around the facebooks a couple years ago — put your iPod on shuffle, list the first 15 songs that appear, and tag 15 friends. Well, I’m not tagging anyone (however if you want to play along, knock yourself out), but I am covering 15 songs in some manner. I’ll throw up with the first five songs with videos and images from my iPod, just so you know I’m not cheating. (Though I would never, ever cheat you, you know that.) And then I’ll list the rest. And feel free to judge, hurl rotten Internet tomatoes in my general direction, or laugh, because I couldn’t give two fucks what you think about my musical choices.
Sorry. That was really harsh. I’m a little on edge, stressed out and all that. Sorry, really. How bout we just get on with the music?