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.
- Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Bessie Smith
- Star Bodies - The New Pornographers
- Box of Rain - Grateful Dead
- Another Woman - Moby
- Sons of 3rd Bass - 3rd Bass
- Getting Off - Korn
- Shitlist - L7
- Mephisto and Kevin - Primus
- Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland - Grandaddy
- 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...