I'm skipping a few of these, as I don't feel like writing a letter (13) or digging around Facebook for a picture of me and my family (14). Today's prompt is "Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play." This is a good one because I just got an iPod, so I have an excuse to keep playing with it.
1. Spitz - Indigo Chiheisen -- Back in the glory days of filesharing, my friend Don discovered a Japanese pop singer named Ayumi Hamasaki. Check her out, she's amazing. Anyway, I started going nuts looking for other good music from Japan, and wound up with a song by Spitz called "Yume Oi Mushi", which is still one of my favorite songs.
2. Spitz - Nana eno Kimochi -- Seriously, same band twice in a row? Gonna complain about the randomizer if there is a third...
3. Anberlin - A Heavy Hearted Work of Staggering Genius -- This is a short instrumental interlude before the last song on their second album, i.e. not the sort of thing I would seek out. Shuffle is fun!
4. Daft Punk - Flynn Lives -- Tron: Legacy was a freaking amazing movie, in no small part due to the brilliant soundtrack crafted by Daft Punk. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It was an experience that made me go home and start screwing around with synthesizer sounds.
5. Spitz - Hatsukoi Crazy -- Okay, seriously? I have way more Muse, way more Anberlin, and way more Thrice than I have of Spitz, and yet here we are. It's cool, though, I like Spitz.
6. Ayumi Hamasaki - We Wish (Ramon Zenker Remix) -- The Ayu Trance albums are great for listening to at work. They pass the time quite nicely.
7. Anberlin - Change the World -- Not one of their best. It's not bad, it's just kinda... blah. Unremarkable.
8. Paramore - Feeling Sorry -- I still think Riot is their best album, but Brand New Eyes has some good stuff. I'm curious as to how they'll fare without the Farro brothers, since they were the backbone of the Paramore sound.
9. House of Heroes - Drown -- I vaguely recognize this song. I guess I always tune out when I'm listening to the album. Huh.
10. Muse - Butterflies & Hurricanes -- This song is fantastic.