Oh, look. It’s the itunes so-called meme, where the victim mucks around with their iTunes and writes some stuff down and then goes to bed.
How many songs? 2771
A few are living on borrowed time. I’m making a list of songs I’m going to remove from my iPod because whenever they come up on shuffle, I always skip them.
First artist 4 Hero
All I know is that they did that song that’s on that zero-gravity Bailey’s ad. It’s just as well I have this mp3, otherwise 8 Foot Sativa would be here instead.
Last artist Zed
While “Renegade Fighter” is a splendid pop song, I will instead pay attention to the four Young MC tunes that come before it, three of which (“I Come Off”, “Keep It In Your Pants”, “Pick up the Pace”) are my personal anthems.
First song (And She Said) Take Me Now – Justin Timberlake (Featuring Janet Jackson).
The brackets foreshadow the wardrobe malfunction where Mr JT exposed Ms Jackson’s ( * ).
Last song Youthful Expression – A Tribe Called Quest
Hips, they gyrate; scripts I narrate. No banana – I ain’t a primate. I dunno. It’s probably about being on the cusp of adulthood in the early ’90s.
Shortest song House Music: pt1: ?theories… – ESL (45 seconds) There were a few mp3s before this, but they weren’t songs – usually skits, spoken pieces, introductions to songs or preview-length bits of songs.
Longest song Yoo Doo Right – Can
It could possibly be another ESL song, “Island Man”, (25 minutes) but that’s more like several bits amalgamated into a glorious life-affirming performance piece, so I’m going for “Yoo Doo Right” (20:22 minutes), which is a love letter.
First album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
[I can’t think of anything to write here.]
Last album Your Arsenal – Morrissey
I haven’t even heard this entire album. It’s only come up because of “Glamorous Glue”, which I never tire of listening to.
First song that comes up on shuffle – Pania (Of the Reef) – The Hollow Grinders
It’s a lovely, slightly sad, infinitely hopeful surf instrumental song. Slightly different from the live version, this has some eerie organ accompanying it, suggesting that perhaps this all takes place in an undersea world on another planet.
Search for ‘sex’
Eight songs, my favourite being “Sexual Health Clinic” by MSU. I’m also surprised at the inclusion of “Sex Poddle” by Mente (Mr John Murphy’s band).
Search for ‘death’
14 songs, and the one that gets closest is “O Death” from the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack. I like Martin White’s accordion version of the Smiths’ “Death of a Disco Dancer”.
Search for ‘love’
118! It’s all about the love, including the magnificent pairing of Captain and Tenille’s “Love will keep us together” alongside Joy Division’s “Love will tear us apart.” By the way, those would be my two desert-island tunes. There’s no need for anything else.