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. American Jesus - Bad Religion
  2. Bachelorette - Bjork
  3. I Would Die 4 You - Prince
  4. Little By Little - Oasis
  5. When I Grow Up - Garbage
  6. 74th Highlanders' - Ashley MacIsaac
  7. Lively Up Yourself - Bob Marley & the Wailers
  8. Rape Me (Live) - Nirvana
  9. Go and Say Goodbye - Buffalo Springfield
  10. Optimistic - Radiohead

When Nirvana released In Utero, I got myself to 333 Yonge Street that morning to buy a copy.  I remember walking from HMV to Brennan Hall at St. Mike's College at the University of Toronto and soaking in the liner notes.  To say I was heavily anticipating this release would be an understatement.

The entire disc was a litle more than 41 minutes but it was awesome.  Upon first listen, I thought "Rape Me" borrowed a little too much from "Smells Like Teen Spirit".  Over time "Rape Me" became an anthem unto itself and a mosh fixture at The Phoenix.  Thirteen years later and it still sounds great.

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