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. I Can't Quit Her - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  2. The Ghost of Tom Joad - Rage Against The Machine
  3. Thin Air - Pearl Jam
  4. Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
  5. Would? - Alice in Chains
  6. By Myself - Linkin Park
  7. Burritos - Sublime
  8. Pretend We're Dead - L7
  9. The Bends - Mr. Bungle
  10. Freewill - Rush

Before I fell in love with Alice in Chains' Dirt, I heard "Would?" on the Singles soundtrack. That was a fantastic soundtrack, wasn't it? It is, after all, the album that gave us Pearl Jam's "State Of Love And Trust".

"Would?" was written about Andrew Wood, the lead singer of Mother Love Bone who died of a heroin overdose in 1990. It was a perfect little grunge song. I'm glad I heard it again today.


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