Toronto Mike

Monday Shuffle


Sometimes, on a Monday, I shuffle my entire MP3 collection in iTunes and list the first ten songs that played.  Here are the ten tunes I heard today with a personal story about one of them.

  1. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
  2. Jay's Rap - Jay and Silent Bob
  3. What If I Do - Foo Fighters
  4. Save Me - Aimee Mann
  5. Lemon - U2
  6. Deadbeat Holiday - Green Day
  7. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen
  8. Groupie - Snoop Doggy Dogg
  9. Lord Only Knows - Beck
  10. El Manana - Gorillaz

Aimee Mann's "Save Me" plays at the end of Magnolia, an exceptional film from Paul Thomas Anderson. "Save Me" is good, but Aimee Mann's "Wise Up" drives a great sequence in which the characters sing the song in unison.  It's chilling.

People love to hate on Tom Cruise, but I've always liked the guy as an actor and I think his performance in Magnolia was most definitely Oscar-worthy.  If you haven't seen it, it's not too late.

And I see Bruce Springsteen's "Merry Christmas Baby" showed up... I have an iTunes question for you smart people.  Can I shuffle my entire collection while excluding a playlist?  I want to make a playlist of all my holiday music and suppress those songs from playing when I shuffle the entire library.  How do I do that?

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