Toronto Mike

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.

  1. Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Bessie Smith
  2. Star Bodies - The New Pornographers
  3. Box of Rain - Grateful Dead
  4. Another Woman - Moby
  5. Sons of 3rd Bass - 3rd Bass
  6. Getting Off - Korn
  7. Shitlist - L7
  8. Mephisto and Kevin - Primus
  9. Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland - Grandaddy
  10. D.R.E.A.M. - Transplants

Is there something wrong with me for not getting the Grateful Dead?  They're so honoured and beloved yet I really only know them for their "Touch Of Grey" video which got quite a bit of airplay on MuchMusic in the late 80s.  Oh yeah, I know "Truckin'" too, but that's it.  I even own The Very Best of the Grateful Dead but for all the wrong reasons.  I don't own it because I enjoy their music or seek to hear Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and the gang.  I own it because I feel I should own it and because I fear I'm missing something obvious.

People who love the Grateful Dead really love them.  I suppose there is no middle ground with these guys.  You're either a Dead-Head, or you're not.  There are no casual fans.

I must be missing something...

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