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An Experiment

April 4, 2009 at 6:35 pm UTC

I’m really curious: who are all of you nice people? Lots of visitors, great comments, but I only know a few of you personally.

So I thought that maybe we could try something, a way for me to get to know you a little better. What I’d like you to do is this: go into your iTunes music library (or whatever it is you use) and RANDOMLY select five tracks, then post the list here. (If you’ve got iTunes you can just put it on shuffle and take the first five that come up). The only rule is that you must be absolutely, brutally honest. No cheating. Here are my first five on shuffle:

  1. “Dry the Rain” – The Beta Band
  2. “This American Life” podcast (12.2.2008)
  3. “Road to Chicago” – Thomas Newman (from the Road to Perdition Soundtrack)
  4. “Dancing With Tears in My Eyes” – Ultravox
  5. “Lux Aeterna” – Ligeti

See what I mean about being brutally honest? The strange thing is, I think that’s a pretty accurate snapshot of me. (Although I have a zillion albums by stand-up comedians, and none of that came through. And also hundreds of tracks of Ella Fitzgerald, and the complete Beatles collection.)

So c’mon, post your random five tracks, and let me find out a little bit about you.


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