We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties. Please Stand By.

We’ve had a bit of a medical crisis at my house in the last 24 hours. Don’t worry, everyone’s going to be all right, but dealing with it has pretty much eaten up all the time and brain power I had in reserve, and everything I’d meant to say about my chosen topic is scattered in untidy heaps inside my head.

In short, no new original post from moi this week. Please accept my apologies, and I’ll do better next time, I promise.

As a diversion in the meantime, how about another game of iPod Roulette?

You don’t necessarily need an Apple iPod to play it…any Mp3 player or computer music player will do, so long as it has a “Shuffle” feature that allows you to play random songs from your library. It goes like this: (1) Hit Shuffle. (2) In the comments, post the first twenty songs that come up. (You can forward through if you don’t want to listen to all of them before posting). (3) Be honest.

The choices of my Creative Zen Touch:

  1. Simple Minds-Don’t You Forget About Me
  2. The Who-The Real Me
  3. Coldplay-Fix You
  4. Liz Phair-Girls! Girls! Girls!
  5. Bruce Springsteen-Workin’ On the Highway
  6. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers-Here Comes My Girl
  7. Paul Simon-Homeless
  8. U2-I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  9. Tom Lehrer-Poisoning Pigeons In The Park
  10. The Replacements-I Will Dare
  11. Buzzin’ Cousins-Sweet Suzanne
  12. Lucinda Williams-Out of Touch
  13. Stones-Gimme Shelter
  14. White Zombie-I, Zombie
  15. Sex Pistols-Anarchy in the U.K.
  16. Little Feat-Rocket in My Pocket
  17. English Beat-Best Friend
  18. Guy Clark-South Coast of Texas
  19. Neil Young- My, My, Hey, Hey (Out of the Blue)
  20. Tangerine Dream-Prophet in Chains

And if that’s not sufficent diversion, here is a bunny with a pancake on its head:

Gotta go, see you next time…

 

30 thoughts on “We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties. Please Stand By.

  1. Julie

    Just Dance – Lady GaGa
    Mama Told Me Not to Come – Three Dog Night
    Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
    The One I Love – REM
    Black Magic Woman – Santana
    Right For Me – Justin Timberlake
    Juke Box Blues – Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)
    Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
    Quietude – Michael Houser
    We’re All Mad – Natasha Bedingfield
    Voodoo Doll – Fergie
    Ramblin Man – The Allman Brothers
    Exgirlfriend – No Doubt
    Si sa che aprir la porta – Madama Butterfly
    Crazy Game of Poker – OAR
    I will buy you a new life – Everclear
    Fake Empire – The National
    E soffitto e pareti – Madama Butterfly
    Lost Coastlines – Okkervil River
    Past in Present – Feist

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  2. Zoë Sharp

    Hi Dusty

    Hope your medical emergency is brief and not as serious as it undoubtedly first appeared!

    I’m very pleased to be able to play this because, last time, I didn’t have an iPod, but now I do, although I’ve only downloaded about 4000 songs onto it so far. We listen to it while we’re working, on full shuffle all the time, so here goes:

    1. Life is Sweet – Natalie Merchant
    2. ‘Til We Die – Slipknot
    3. Essex Dogs – Blur
    4. Language – Suzanne Vega
    5. Come On Home – Natalie Imbruglia
    6. Naked – Avril Lavigne
    7. Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
    8. I Walk The Hill – Big Country
    9. Chained To You – Savage Garden
    10. Clean – Robbie Williams
    11. Jeremy – Pearl Jam
    12. Re-hash – Gorillaz
    13. Scraped – Guns ‘N’ Roses
    14. Still Take You Home – Arctic Monkeys
    15. Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
    16. These Are The Days – Keith Urban
    17. Song For Whoever – Beautiful South
    18. High Life – Counting Crows
    19. Your Eyes Open – Keane
    20. Hold Me Back – AC/DC

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  3. tess gerritsen

    oh dear, Dusty, hope everything is okay!

    No iPod tunes to share, I’m afraid. Mine only has movie soundtracks.

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  4. Allison Brennan

    Sending good vibes and prayers to the Rhodes household . . .

    4,000 songs Zoe? That is . . . incredible. I have only 1500 and thought it was alot.

    But the game doesn’t work for me. When I hit shuffle on "songs" it pulls up only a shuffled playlist of one album. And I’ve done it five times (thinking I was doing it wrong) but I’m really in "songs" not artists . . . so I "shuffled" 20 times and wrote the first song each time . . .

    1. Badlands by Bruce Springsteen
    2. One for the Vine by Genesis
    3. Reggatta de Blanc by the Police
    4. Your All I’ve Got Tonight by The Cars
    5. Magic Bus by The Who
    6. Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer
    7. Marble Halls by Enya
    8. Roll On by Kid Rock
    9. Johnny Jump Up by Gaelic Storm
    10. Oh Darling by Supertramp
    11. Rockin’ The Paradise by Styx
    12. One Last Kiss by J. Geils Band
    13. Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart
    14. What You Need by INXS
    15. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
    16. Bodhisattva by Steely Dan
    17. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2
    18. Godzilla by Bue Oyster Cult
    19. Key to the Highway by Little Walter
    20. Rock Bottom by UFO

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  5. Louise Ure

    JD, hope all is well in your household today.

    My shuffle produced fifteen songs in Spanish out of the top 20. Looks like I need to load a greater diversity!

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  6. Rae

    Fun! (Hope all is better, and adore the bunny 😉

    1. Ah-Leu-Cha, Miles Davis
    2. You Can Love Yourself, Keb’ Mo’
    3. Sympathique, Pink Martini
    4. Freakum Dress, Beyonce
    5. Que Pasa, Horace Silver Quintet
    6. My Old Flame, Miles Davis
    7. Two Bass Hit, Miles Davis
    8. I’m Satisfied, Mississippi John Hurt
    9. Sinner’s Prayer, Ray Charles and BB King
    10. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Ronnie Spector
    11. When Fire Meets the Moonlight, Marcus Roberts
    12. I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons), Nat King Cole
    13. A Gal in Calico, Miles Davis
    14. The Way I Am, Eminem
    15. The Other Side of the World, KT Tunstall
    16. Cherokee, Sarah Vaughan
    17. Love in Vain, Keb’ Mo’
    18. Every Breath You Take, The Police
    19. Don’t Stop, Aerosmith
    20. Heart of Soul, Beth Orton

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  7. Zoë Sharp

    OK, Allison, so I exaggerated – I’ve just looked and I’ve actually got 3938 songs loaded so far. We have around 800 CDs and I’m gradually transferring them to computer so we can put the actual CDs in storage ;-]

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  8. Rob Gregory Browne

    Hey, Dusty, I’m sorry to hear about your emergency and hope all is well.

    Shuffle on my iPhone:

    1. Violet Wants It Her Way, Josh Woodward
    2. Postcard From Hell, Josh Woodward
    3. Lineage II, Bill Browne
    4. Nothing in the Dark, Josh Woodward
    5. Windpower, Thomas Dolby
    6. Fidelity, Regina Spektor
    7. Ships, Josh Woodward
    8. Wrong Side of the Revolution, Josh Woodward
    9. Lay Me Down, Crosby-Nash
    10. Psychobabble, Frou Frou
    11. Daylight Robbery, Imogen Heap
    12. Trapped, Bill Brown
    13. Nincompoop, Josh Woodward
    14. Do Right, Josh Woodward
    15. Kick Off Your Shoes, Josh Woodward
    16. Undying Immortal Soul, Bill Brown
    17. Afterglow, Josh Woodward
    18. Goodnight and Go, Imogen Heap
    19. That’s Why People Fall in Love, Thomas Dolby
    20. Hey Ruth, Josh Woodward

    As you can see, my content is limited. I’m a big fan of an indie musician, Josh Woodward, so I have pretty much his entire catalog on the phone. He’s a musical genius, by the way.

    Then, of course, there’s Dolby and Imogen Heap. Techno wizardry at its finest, and with a soul.

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  9. gregory huffstutter

    How did Paul Anka get on here??

    1. Interpol – The New
    2. Stars – Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
    3. Sun Kil Moon – Ocean Breathes Salty
    4. Gomez -Don’t Make Me Laugh
    5. Editors – Someone Says
    6. Hope of the States – Sadness On My Back
    7. Paul Anka – Black Hole Sun
    8. Band Of Horses – St. Augustine
    9. The Frames – Suffer In Silence
    10. Ryan Adams – Hotel Chelsea Nights
    11. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix)
    12. James – Bring A Gun
    13. Sigur Ros – Heysatan
    14. Langhorne Slim – In the Midnight
    15. Son Volt – Ten Second News
    16. Thievery Corporation – Holographic Universe
    17. Damien Rice – Aimee (live @ Troubadour)
    18. Easy Star All-Stars & Jr Jazz – Subterranean Homesick Alien
    19. The Go! Team – Bottle Rocket
    20. Emmylou Harris & Willie Nelson – One Paper Kid

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  10. JT Ellison

    Good grief, Dusty. When it rains it pours, eh? Glad all will be well. Sending good thoughts your way.

    Here’s my 20:

    1. Revenga – System of a Down

    2. The Red Violin – Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra

    3. Die Meister Singer Von Nurnberg – Wagner

    4. Blood Makes Noise – Suzanne Vega

    5. Yesterday’s Lie – Questionnaires

    6. Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron and Wine (from the Twilight soundtrack)

    7. The Untitled One – The Clutters

    8. Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig Von Beethoven

    9. Knock Loud – Neko Case (we’ve got tickets for Sat night!)

    10. Intermezzo No. 1 in B minor, Op 119 – Johannes Brahams

    11. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead – Warren Zevon

    12. Any Day Now – The Connells

    13. Lightnin’s Boogie – Lightnin’ Hopkins

    14. The Overlords – Stan Ridgway

    15. Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins (this song was the impetus for my writing career – must break to listen…)

    16. Mexican Radio – Stan Ridgway (I wish was in, Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana)

    17. Kick – INXS

    18. Too High To See – Jason Ringenberg

    19. 25 Years Ago – Tommy Womack

    20. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) – Pink Floyd

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  11. Elizabeth aka @APMonkey

    Sorry to hear about your emergency. Hope things sort themselves out soon.

    From the iTunes library of 3618 songs, it gave me this for my 20 shuffle/random songs:

    1. Goodbye – Army of Anyone
    2. Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
    3. Jump – Van Halen
    4. Mean Bone – Slash’s Snakepit
    5. Come And Get Some Of This – House of Pain
    6. I Am A Rock – Simon & Garfunkel
    7. Heaven’s On Fire – KISS
    8. Sehnsucht – Rammstein
    9. Like A Stone – Audioslave
    10. Invisible Sun – The Police
    11. Vital Signs – Rush
    12. Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
    13. For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
    14. Lonely Ol’ Night – John Mellencamp
    15. There Goes The Neighborhood – Ice T
    16. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
    17. Hold Me In Your Arms – The Trews
    18. Buddy Holly – Weezer
    19. Crawl Away – Tool
    20. Save Us – Mushroomhead

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  12. Eika

    1. Newfound Glory- It’s Not Your Fault
    2. Wicked Soundtrack- What Is This Feeling
    3. FF9 Soundtrack- Kuja’s Theme, Millennium Version
    4. Story of the Year- The Truth Shall Set Me Free
    5. All American Rejects- Dirty Little Secret
    6. Kingdom Hearts Soundtrack- KH Instrumental
    7. Rise Against- Re-Education (Through Labor)
    8. Linkin Park- Leave Out All The Rest
    9. Nickelback- Photograph
    10. Breaking Benjamin- Breath
    11. Kingdom Hearts II Soundtrack- Sanctuary
    12. Unknown- Some Awesome Violin and Bell piece I stole from mom’s computer and burned on a CD when MP3 players didn’t exist yet.
    13. Alkaline Trio- Mercy Me
    14. Linkin Park- Breaking the Habit
    15. FF8 Soundtrack- Eyes on Me
    16. FF9 Soundtrack- Flight of the Silver Dragons
    17. Stone Sour- Through Glass
    18. Evanescence- Bring Me to Life
    19. Story of the Year- Swallow the Knife
    20. Story of the Year- In The Shadows

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  13. Jake Nantz

    Wow Dusty, glad to hear things aren’t as bad as first feared. Here’s sending you prayers that all will be okay in your household.

    My 20:
    1) The Rolling Stones – Time is on My Side [just used this as the title for a blog post a while back…freaky]

    2) Lita Ford feat. Ozzy – Close My Eyes Forever

    3) Mike Cross – Jelly Roll Baker [good ole’ Appalachian mountain music]

    4) Trisha Yearwood – New Kid in Town

    5) Moby – Flower

    6) Mike Cross – The Great Strip Poker Massacre [twice in 4 songs? WTF?]

    7) Peter Gabriel – Shock the Monkey

    8) Metallica – Dirty Window

    9) K’s Choice – Not an Addict

    10) Flickerstick – Smile

    11) Edwin McCain – Life in the Storm

    12) Vince Neil – You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)

    13) Nickelback – Where Do I Hide

    14) Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Refugee

    15) 2 Skinnee J’s – 718

    16) Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight

    17) 3 Doors Down – Sarah Yellin’

    18) Theory of a Deadman – Bad Girlfriend [I freakin LOVE this song…have to stop to listen]

    19) Metallica – Ride the Lightning

    20) The Crystal Method – Magic Carpet Ride (Techno Remix)

    And cheers to the bunny!

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  14. JD Rhoades

    When it rains it pours, eh?

    Ain’t it the damn truth.

    Thanks all, for the good wishes and the quite ecletic musical selections. Both confirm my belief that Murderati readers are some seriously cool folks in both big and little ways.

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  15. Vickie B

    It’s Raining Men – The Weathergirls
    Le Freak – Chic
    Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks and Dunn
    Twistin’ the Night Away – Rod Stewart
    Drift Away – Dobie Gray
    Redemption Song – Bob Marley
    In Spite of Ourselves – John Prine and Iris Dement
    Thunderstruck – AC/DC
    Night Time is the Right Time – Ray Charles
    Whippin’ Post – Allman Brothers
    Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton
    We’re an American Band – Grand Funk Railroad
    Mercury Blues – David Lindley
    Tumblin’ Down – John Mellencamp
    Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
    The Girl I Left Behind – The Chieftains
    Train, Train – Blackfoot
    Fast as You – Dwight Yoakam
    This Thing Called Love – Dwight Yoakam (my player loves Dwight)
    Roxanne – The Police

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  16. Catherine Shipton

    Oh that be honest request. This is it, honestly.

    Giving it to you – C+ C Music Factory

    I thought I saw it in your face today – She&Him

    Dance with me – Destiny’s Child

    Wishful sinful – The Doors

    Zanzibar – The Hoodoo Gurus

    Nasty Girl – Destiny’s Child

    Don’t Fight it – The Panics

    Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk – Rufus Wainwright

    Hole in my life – The Police

    She’s the one – The Ramones

    Broken Bones – Birds of Tokyo

    Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child

    Easy Ride – The Doors

    Roxanne – The Police

    Tonight I have to leave it – Shout out louds

    Gonna make you sweat ( Everyone dance now) – C+ C Music Factory

    The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer – Johnny Cash

    The same deep water as you – The Cure

    Like I love you – Justin Timberlake

    I’ll kill her – Soko

    Giant Steps ( alternate take) – John Coltrane

    Shuffle seems to have taken on the attributes of monkeys on crack.

    Hope that all resolves itself, in the most positive fashion, for all concerned in your household, JD.

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  17. Karen in Ohio

    Uh, are you sure that’s a bunny? I just showed my four-year old grandson, and he says, "Actually, Grandma, that’s called a hamster."

    😉

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  18. Mike MacLean

    Passive Manipulation — White Stripes

    Carlita’s Revenge – Black 47

    Darkness — Rage Against the Machine

    So What — Ministry

    Queen Anne’s Revenge — Flogging Molly (Another revenge song?)

    Monster — Rollins Band

    Gangster of Love — Talking Heads

    Latex –Chemlab

    Clint Eastwood — Gorillaz

    Feeling This — Richard Cheese (If you don’t know Richard Cheese do yourself a favor and Google him)

    Police and Thieves — The Clash (Best band ever)

    Lounge Act — Nirvana

    Iron Head — Helmet

    Dime — Cake

    Sassafras Roots — Green Day

    Wormboy — Marilyn Manson

    Flight of the Passing Fancy — Squirrel Nut Zippers (From Manson to this happy little ditty?)

    Back in Baby’s Arms — Patsy Cline (How did this get on here???)

    Indifference — Pearl Jam

    Wake up Alone — Amy Winehouse ( I can’t help it — the crazy-ass crack head has some pipes)

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  19. Wilfred Bereswill

    Gives you Hell – All American Rejects
    Gravity – John Mayer
    The Way I am – Ingrid Michaelson
    Second Chance – Shinedown
    Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd and Eric Clapton from Tsumani Aid – You need to hear this one. Awesome
    Fall For you – Secondhand Serenade
    Baba O’Reilly – Blueman Group
    Please DOn’t Leave Me – Pink
    Say Anything – Edwin McCain
    SOmewhere Over the Rainbow – Isreal Kamadawiwl’ole
    Sugar we’re going down – Fallout Boy
    Hom you remind me – Nickleback
    Beautiful Diaster – Jon McLaughlin
    Wake Me Up When September Ends – Greenday
    Teardrops on My Guitar – Taylor Swift

    That’s all I got for now.

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