Sunday, January 20, 2008

Saturday Shuffles

In reading the latest Entertainment Weekly that hit my mailbox yesterday, they did a poll of 1000 folks by phone to find out what the average entertainment fan is doing to cope during the Writers' Strike. The numbers showed 44% are watching less TV, 40% are reading more, 39% are watching reruns, 36% are listening to more music, 34% are watching more news programs, 23% are going online more, 19% are watching more on-demand TV shows and movies, 18% are watching more reality TV, 16% are more bored than usual and 9% are having more sex.

I'm definitely one of those people listening to more music, thanks to my iPod. I'm hearing more stuff from CDs that had collected dusted for awhile now, and that's a good thing. I'm rediscovering forgotten gems. My favorite way to listen is in shuffle-mode. It's sort of like Radio Martin, you never know what will come up. Two shuffle examples from yesterday:

Morning workout at the YMCA (40 minutes on the cross-trainer):

The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love
Chicago - Saturday In the Park
Carly Simon - You Belong To Me
Mark Lindsay - Silver Bird
Kiss - Hard Luck Woman
Sweet - Blockbuster
Yaz - Bad Connection
Earth, Wind & Fire - Kalimba Story
Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed

The shuffle of songs before going to sleep (a nightly thing for me):

James Brown - Mother Popcorn, Pt 1
The Cure - Mint Car
Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Vangelis - Chariots of Fire
Sheila E. - Funky Attitude
Poison - Nothin' But A Good Time
Adam Ant - Strip

Care to share you latest shuffle?


KC said...

Is Fun Boy Three's song the same as the Go-Gos'? Same title...

Sorry, Martin, I'm still listening to CDs. :) My current list includes Lacy J. Dalton, the James Bond themes, Best of the West themes, Billy Joel and Clint Black.


Martin said...

KC, yes, it is the same song. Fun Boy Three did a version the same year or so.

HERC said...

Saturday Shuffle first thing this morning @ 8AM. Made it through breakfast and a few chores before turnign it off about 90 minutes later.

Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

Joe Walsh - I.L.B.T.s
Weird, 'cause you just reviewed the album!

Cream - Strange Brew

Adam & the Ants - Antmusic

Elton John - Daniel

Hayden Panettiere - Nothing In This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again
You haven't mentioned watching this show but it does have some really great music occasionally.

3 Doors Down - Be Like That

Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock N Roll (But I Like It)
I like it like it yes I do.

Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23

Van Halen - Beautiful Girls

David Bowie - Space Oddity

The Beatles - Revolution
Will they ever show up on Spotify?

Prince - Housequake

Girl Talk - Night Ripper
This is a non-stop mix and is not supposed to come up in shuffle mode - after listeing to about 10 minutes worth, I pulled it up on the PC and changed it's shuffle status in iTunes.

Cheap Trick - Voices

Billy Joel - Sometimes a Fantasy

Linda Ronstadt - Heat Wave