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.
- Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
- Jay's Rap - Jay and Silent Bob
- What If I Do - Foo Fighters
- Save Me - Aimee Mann
- Lemon - U2
- Deadbeat Holiday - Green Day
- Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen
- Groupie - Snoop Doggy Dogg
- Lord Only Knows - Beck
- 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?