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. Position of Power - 50 Cent
  2. Awake - Godsmack
  3. Unexplainable Hunger - Classified
  4. Magic Johnson - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Ball & Chain - Big Mama Thornton
  6. Betterman - Pearl Jam
  7. Beat It Upright - Korn
  8. Woman From Tokyo - Deep Purple
  9. Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
  10. ATWA - System of a Down

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I heard a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" on Q107. It was by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a California band I knew nothing about. I picked up Mother's Milk and gave it a spin.

It was frenetic fun from the get go, it just made me feel good. It was a play through too, and one of my favourite tracks on the disc was "Magic Johnson". It was a manic tribute to the best player on their basketball team and it had spunk. Many point to Blood Sugar Sex Magik as their breakthrough disc, but I believe it's Mother's Milk behind such tunes as the Wonder cover, "Knock Me Down", "Taste The Pain" and "Good Time Boys".

I eventually saw them live and they didn't disappoint. This band's a keeper.


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