It’s Friday once more, and that means it’s time for a set of random music, direct from my iPod to your eyes. The rules are simple, set your pod (or other digital music device) a’shufflin’ and report back the first ten songs it spits out. Do not skip, omit or excuse any song, as it is in the imperfections that we see beauty.
1. The Drugs Don’t Work, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (Live from Mars)
2. Cold As It Gets, Patty Griffin (Impossible Dream)
3. Amazing Grace, The Blind Boys of Alabama (World Cafe-Vol. 18)
4. Spring Street, Dar Williams (The Green World)
5. Save Me, Aimee Mann (Magnolia)
6. What You See, Ike & Tina Turner (Greatest Hits Vol. One)
7. Rock and Roll All Nite, Kiss (Dazed and Confused)
8. When My Morning Comes Around, Iris Dement (The Way I Should)
9. See The Constellations, They Might Be Giants (Apollo 18)
10. Ragtime Annie/Arkansas Traveler, Cross-Eyed Rosie (Lookin’ Up)
Favorite Song: Ragtime Anne/Arkansas Traveler by Crosss-Eyed Rosie. Just a couple of weeks ago I waxed poetic about my love for the music that this bluegrass/folk/old timey band creates, and here they are again.
Favorite Album: This is a hard one because there isn’t one album on this list that I wouldn’t choose to listen to at some point for some reason and not enjoy it thoroughly. That’s actually pretty rare for a Random Friday set, normally there’s always something I care for more than the others. But I’m okay with that.