The Monday Shuffle
Every Monday I shuffle my entire MP3 collection in iTunes and list the first ten songs that play. Here are the ten tunes I heard today with a personal story about one of them.
- American Jesus - Bad Religion
- Bachelorette - Bjork
- I Would Die 4 You - Prince
- Little By Little - Oasis
- When I Grow Up - Garbage
- 74th Highlanders' - Ashley MacIsaac
- Lively Up Yourself - Bob Marley & the Wailers
- Rape Me (Live) - Nirvana
- Go and Say Goodbye - Buffalo Springfield
- Optimistic - Radiohead
When Nirvana released In Utero, I got myself to 333 Yonge Street that morning to buy a copy. I remember walking from HMV to Brennan Hall at St. Mike's College at the University of Toronto and soaking in the liner notes. To say I was heavily anticipating this release would be an understatement.
The entire disc was a litle more than 41 minutes but it was awesome. Upon first listen, I thought "Rape Me" borrowed a little too much from "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Over time "Rape Me" became an anthem unto itself and a mosh fixture at The Phoenix. Thirteen years later and it still sounds great.