Today’s First 10 Shuffled Songs

  1. “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” – Def Leppard, Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
  2. The Big Chair” – Tears For Fears, Songs From The Big Chair
  3. Joe Bean” – Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison
  4. Blue Train” – Johnny Cash, The Complete Sun Singles, Volume 2
  5. The Cross Has Said It All” – Matt Redman, The Friendship And The Fear
  6. “It’s So Easy” – Harvest, 41 Will Come
  7. Call Back When I’m Honest” – The Almost, Southern Weather
  8. “The Planets: Mars, The Bringer Of War (Conclusion)” – London Symphony Orchestra, Heavy Classix
  9. Flashpoint” – Whitecross, Triumphant Return
  10. Never Been Unloved” – Michael W. Smith, The Second Decade 1993-2003
    As with yesterday, all links are to the Amazon MP3 store, with the exception of Heavy Classix, which is only available on CD.

links for 2008-04-30

Today’s First 10 Shuffled Songs

From earlier this morning, when I was in a music-listening mode:
1. “The Steward of Gondor (Featuring Billy Boyd)” — The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2. “Flicker” — Audio Adrenaline, Some Kind of Zombie
3. “Invisible Sun” — The Police, Every Breath You Take: The Classics
4. “Dirty World” — The Traveling Wilburys, The Traveling Wilburys Collection
5. “I Hate Everything” — George Strait, 50 Number Ones, Disc 1
6. “Big Yellow Taxi” — Counting Crows, Hard Candy
7. “Before My Eyes” — Tesla, Five Man Acoustical Jam (Live)
8. “Least of These” — Justin Nevins, Nada One
9. “Hallowed” — Jennifer Knapp & Phil Keaggy, City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia
10. “Raise Him Up (Electric)” — Lost And Found, Something Different
All links are to the Amazon MP3 Downloads store, with the exception of Tesla’s Five Man Acoustical Jam, which is for the CD, as it’s not available as a download. Why Amazon over the iTunes Store? For a lot of songs, Amazon offers the same or better bit rate than iTunes, which means a better listening experience, and there’s absolutely no DRM on Amazon’s songs. This is the case only with certain songs, not all, on the iTunes Store. And I’ve just been buying more music of late from Amazon than from the iTunes Store…

links for 2008-04-29

Today’s proud parenting moment

Me: Let’s get your Crocs on so you can go play on your swingset while I scoop the dogs’ poop.
Him: No, thank you. (This from the child who hasn’t met a slide he hasn’t liked.)
Me: (walking in to the living room where he is) Why, what are you up to?
Him: I’m picking up the pieces of the puzzle that spilled out.
Me: (aghast) Okaaayyyy…..


I’ve had this playlist since, well, since before there were playlists. It started as a mix CD I put together in the very early aughts, before the iPod was released. It has continued life as a playlist in iTunes, and I put it together today as a Mixwit mix to try out that service. Enjoy!

Unfortunately, the services which Mixwit uses to pull tracks didn’t have everything in my original “Phischmix”. Here’s the full playlist, with the missing songs in italics:
“Girlfriend” by Matthew Sweet
“Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down
“Everything to Everyone” by Everclear
“My Hero” by the Foo Fighters
“Push” by Matchbox 20
“Closing Time” by Semisonic
“Man on the Moon” by R.E.M.
“Three Marlenas” by The Wallflowers
“Come On Eileen” by Save Ferris
“Walkin’ on the Sun” by Smash Mouth
“Fire Escape” by Fastball
“She’s So High” by Tal Bachman
“John Hughes 2000″by Menthol
“Heroes” by The Wallflowers
One of the little eye candy things I like about Mixwit is the fact that as you go through the playlist, the tape moves from one side of the cassette to the other, just as its analog predecessor does. It’s those little things developers pay attention to that make the whole experience.