For those so inclined, here’s a music meme.
Take your iPod, or alternative daggy unfashionable non-Apple MP3 player, or even your music collection on your computer.
Pick a song, maybe one you like at the moment, doesn’t really matter which one.
Using the alphabetic list of songs in your iPod/player/computer, list that song and the following 9 in alphabetical order. What do you get?
- Grey in LA — Loudon Wainwright III — I still really like this; the lyrics make me chuckle every time I hear it.
- Grey Skies over Collingwood — Weddings Parties Anything (live) — a more local view. Did they actually write this, or was it a Strange Tenants song first? It certainly suits the Weddoes.
- Grindstone — Hunters and Collectors — another hard working Hunners song.
- Groovin’ Slowly — John Butler Trio — back from when he had a Trio.
- Growing Up (Falling Down) — The Living End — I know this one well, as it’s on my “Loud” playlist at work, for when I want to drown out surrounding noise and concentrate on something.
- Guitar and Pen — The Who — I’d forgotten about this song. Don’t hear it very often. Seems to be about what songwriters go through trying to write good songs. (This MP3 came from a CD of “Who Are You” which is about the fuzziest, lowest fidelity disc I have. Can only hope the remastered version was better.)
- Guitar Flute and String — Moby — a nice little instrumental piece
- Guitar Rag — BB Bronzy — an ancient blues number
- Gun — Weddings Parties Anything — an earlier WPA track that I haven’t heard much. Good stuff.
- Gunnamatta — Paul Kelly — another (mostly) instrumental track, PK’s tribute to the beach
What I find interesting about this there’s a good chance you’ll hear (and gain a new appreciation for) artists and/or songs you don’t play very often, and from a range of artists and styles. You may even find the same song by different artists, as well as possibly songs along similar themes, due to the first name in the title being similar.
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