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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. Running Scared - Roy Orbison
  2. Go To Sleep - Sarah Harmer
  3. Beaton's Delight - Ashley MacIsaac
  4. Death - Ice Cube
  5. Canary Bird - Muddy Waters
  6. Rooster - Alice In Chains
  7. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
  8. I Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis and the News
  9. Kamp Krusty (Medley) - The Simpsons
  10. Nugget - Cake

There's a great story that goes along with Huey Lewis and the News' "I Want A New Drug".  The producers of "Ghostbusters" wanted to use "I Want A New Drug" as their theme song.  Lewis said so so they asked Ray Parker Jr. to write a similar song.  It sure was similar and Lewis ended up suing Parker.

Speaking of "Ghostbusters", Ivan Reitman, the director of the movie, was the keynote speaker at my convocation.  Top that!

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