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. Floyd the Barber - Nirvana
  2. Until the End of the World - U2
  3. Woody - Hayden
  4. Bells On - Sloan
  5. Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley & the Wailers
  6. The Big Money - Rush
  7. Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John & Yoko and the Harlem Community Choir
  8. Red Barchetta - Rush
  9. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
  10. Idioteque - Radiohead

I've been listening to Dear Heather, the latest release from Leonard Cohen. I've also been listening to Prairie Wind, the latest release from Neil Young. A friend of mine who is not from these parts but from across the pond recently called these two men the best singer-song writers in the world. They're definitely right up there, no doubt about it.

"Suzanne" from Leonard Cohen contains one of my favourite lyrics. "For you've touched her perfect body with your mind." I always thought that line was really, really cool. It's a great song and Cohen is a tremendous talent. He's no Neil Young, but he's special nonetheless.


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