The Monday Shuffle

iTunesEvery 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.

  1. Runaround - James
  2. Piggies - The Beatles
  3. Limo Wreck - Soundgarden
  4. Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band
  5. Tourette's (Live) - Nirvana
  6. Real Niggaz - N.W.A.
  7. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
  8. Fair Xchange Remix - 2Pac
  9. The Brothers Cup - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  10. Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger

In the early-to-mid-80s, I'd come home from school and watch "Video Hits" on CBC or "Toronto Rocks" on City-TV. Canadian rock always received preferential treatment, and that meant lots of Corey Hart, Bryan Adams, Platinum Blonde and Glass Tiger. "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" was Glass Tiger's big hit, and that video got plenty of airplay. Listening to some 680 CFTR at the time meant hearing more of this Cancon juggernaut which won Single of the Year at the Junos that year.

It may have been cheesy, but it was pure Canadian cheese, and that almost made it taste good.


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