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09 November 2010 @ 03:27 pm
I do listen to normal things, guy! Honest!  
From enigmaticblues:

Open your music player and select to shuffle the songs from your full collection. List the first 15 songs that play. Worse case, just shuffle your ipod. Tag 15 friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what randomly plays from your collection, and don't lie about the obscure horrible stuff that might play.

So here's what popped up the first time. 

1. Symphony No.48 in D major, Andante grazioso - Mozart
2. Prelude and fugue in E minor, Op.35 No.1 - Mendelssohn
3. La Precieuse - Kreisler
4. Oxford, Pope's Gypsy Cadenza from The Red Violin - John Corigliano, composer; Joshua Bell, violin
5. Dick Holster - Ben Folds Five
6. Here Comes the Night - Them
7. Elison Spared from "What He Beheld," Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Bear McCreary
8. Ballyfin Polkas - The Chieftains
9. Ache - The Endless
10. Suite No.2 in B minor for Flute and Strings, Polonaise - JS Bach
11. Every valley should be exalted - Handel
12. Symphony No.20 in D major, Andante - Mozart
13. X&Y - Coldplay
14. The Old Castle - Mussorgsky
15. Bingen: O Virtus Sapiente - The Kronos Quartet

By the third song, I was like, oh.  I'm still in my classical playlist.  WRONG.  And then I was like, oh.  They are going to think I am SO PRETENTIOUS.  Here's the thing - I write to instrumental music; or, if there's singing, it's choral or not in English, so it doesn't distract me.  And I generally don't write at home, so rather than just listen to a classical radio station I put it on my iPod.  So I have a lot a lot a lot of classical and other instrumental music.

And then I was like, that's a boring meme.  No one cares which particular Mozart I'm listening to.  So I did it again, and I skipped until I got to "actual" songs.

1. Side - Travis
2. A Horse With No Name - America
3. Hold On Tight - Electric Light Orchestra
4. StarStruck - Lady Gaga
5. Breakout - Foo Fighters
6. Beat Box - Matisyahu
7. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans - The Smashing Pumpkins
8. Battersey Odyssey - Super Furry Animals
9. The Infanta - The Decemberists
10. Lady of Dreams - VAST
11. Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie and the Banshees
12. To Your Love - Fiona Apple
13. Four Horsemen of 2012 - The Klaxons
14. Spiderwebs - No Doubt
15. Come Thou Font of Every Blessing - Sufjan Stevens

I'm not sure if that list is any better.
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enigmaticblues: itunesenigmaticblues on November 9th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Hee! I used to have a lot of instrumental music for when I was studying in law school, but it didn't make the transition when I lost my hard drive the first time.

And really, I was shocked at what came up on my list, because I have some weird stuff, and none of that popped. (At least, nothing that I would consider weird. I might be delusional on that front.)
Shannon: office whicka whatkungfuwaynewho on November 9th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
It's really only been in the last year or two that I've realized just how much classical music my library has - it's all free! I just have to check it out and rip it! What I was surprised by was the absolute lack of medieval music that showed up on this; I have A TON.

My favorite version of this meme had you list ten songs on shuffle, then add "...in my pants" to the end of each title. It was fairly spectacular. I think there's a tiny, tiny part of me that is still laughing at "Baltar Panics...in my pants."

("Hold on Tight...in my pants" isn't bad, either.)
Holly: Peekaboohollywobbles on November 9th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
*SNORT* I want to do *that* meme.
Hollyhollywobbles on November 9th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, Maybe I'm Amazed... in my pants. If I had a Hammer... in my pants. You have reduced me to uselessness.
Shannon: lotr galadrielkungfuwaynewho on November 9th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
An Honest Mistake...in my pants.

All These Things That I've Done...in my pants.
Hollyhollywobbles on November 9th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Hide and Seek... in my pants.

Sweet Surrender... in my pants.

Squishy... in my pants.
Shannon: ib laughingkungfuwaynewho on November 9th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Time of Your Life...in my pants.

Diablo Rojo...in my pants.

("Hide and Seek in my pants" sounds like a bad pick-up line.)
Holly: Break it down nowhollywobbles on November 9th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Michael's Ride... in my pants.

Never an Absolution... in my pants.

Tour of the Kingdom... in my pants.

...this has brightened up my evening somethin' fierce.
Shannon: xf yappikungfuwaynewho on November 9th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
Luck Be a Lady...in my pants.

God, That's Good!...in my pants.

Lynch Mob...in my pants. (LOL, Elmer Bernstein, this is not the time.)
Holly: Lee's pretty flyhollywobbles on November 9th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
God, That's Good!...in my pants. --> Ooh, quality.

Love Lockdown... in my pants.

Go Down Easy... in my pants.

Another Day in Paradise... in my pants.
Shannon: sttos spockkungfuwaynewho on November 9th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Go Down Easy... in my pants. --> Scandalous!

She Don't Use Jelly...in my pants.

Hatching Baby Raptor...in my pants.

All I Want For Christmas is You...in my pants.
Holly: Admiral Badasshollywobbles on November 9th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Roslin Confesses... in my pants.

Building a Mystery... in my pants.

Dirty Hands... in my pants.

Fireworks... in my pants.

Bring Me to Life... in my pants.

She Don't Use Jelly...in my pants. Oh dear!
Shannon: mst3k torgokungfuwaynewho on November 9th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)...in my pants.

Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)...in my pants.

I Need a Hero...in my pants.
Holly: A/R Pink graphichollywobbles on November 10th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
The Frozen Man... in my pants.

Funny Honey... in my pants.

Battle with the Forces of Evil... in my pants.