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The Friday Five!

Shuffle_1 We skipped out on it last week, but you guys know the drill - every Friday we like to take a cold, hard look at exactly what happens when people press "shuffle" on their iPods.  This week over at The Onion AV Club, they get into the iPod - and the mind - of hilarious writer/comedian/Daily Show personality John Hodgman.  As we're but a small comedy outpost and don't have access to big stars like that, we're gonna see just how cool the library of Gothamist music writer and tastemaker Jen Carlson really is.

Bottle of Blues, Beck
Blackout, British Sea Power
I Know There's An Answer, The Beach Boys
I Think I Smell A Rat, The White Stripes
Hot Winter's Day, Prefuse 73

Pretty cool indeed!  As always, post the first five songs from your own shuffles in the comments section!

April 21, 2006 in Music | Permalink


1. "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight," the Jam
2. "She's Amazing," Team Dresch
3. "Adam and Eve," Ani DiFranco
4. "Political World," Bob Dylan
5. "I'm Sorry I Love You," Magnetic Fields

Posted by: Elisabeth | Apr 21, 2006 3:32:45 PM

What the hell, I'll play

Still Havent Found... U2
D'yer Mak'er .. Led Zeppelin
The Lady Dont Mind.. Talking Heads
How it Is.. Rush
Battery.. Metallica

(Yeah, I'm a dork)

Posted by: AnimalStyle | Apr 21, 2006 3:40:59 PM

St. Stephen - Greatful Dead
Candy Shop - 50 Cent
Use it - The New Pornographers
California - Blind Melon & Pearl Jam
Misunderstood - Wilco

Posted by: Lauren | Apr 21, 2006 4:06:57 PM

Gold Lion, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Women’s Realm, Belle and Sebastian
I Will, The Beatles
Cetacea, Bjork
There is a Light That Never Goes Out, The Smiths

Posted by: Monsoon | Apr 21, 2006 4:07:29 PM

1. Death Cab For Cutie "Different Names For The Same Thing"
2. The Streets "Stay Positive"
3. N.W.A. "Fuck The Police"
4. The Forty-Fives "Backstage At Juanita's"
5. The Roots "Star"

Posted by: bob | Apr 21, 2006 4:09:11 PM

"Jackass" - The Vandals
"Prosthetic Head" - Green Day
"The Dope Show" - Marilyn Manson
"Oldscratch" - The Distillers
"Dismantle Me" - The Distillers

Posted by: Sami | Apr 21, 2006 4:09:31 PM

Don't Phunk with my Heart - BEP
Pimp Juice - Nelly
Bebot - BEP (I think I may have a BEP Problem)
Make it Clap - Busta Rhymes & Sean Paul
King of Rock - Run DMC

Is this supposed to say something about our week, or our lives? Or something?

Posted by: CL | Apr 21, 2006 4:10:15 PM

"Jackson Cannery" by Ben Folds
"Luno" by Bloc Party
"Devil In Disguise" by Elvis Presley
"Power To the People" by John Lennon
"The Candy Man" from the Willy Wonka soundtrack

Posted by: Lindsay Q. | Apr 21, 2006 4:12:07 PM

"Soma", The Strokes
"Airbag", Radiohead
"I'm Not Okay", My Chemical Romance (god, how embarassing - I seriously have never heard this song before and I'm not quite sure how it got in my iPod)
"Look Out the Window", The Walkmen
"Hotel Arizona", Wilco (yay, I'm seeing them tonight!)

Posted by: AlexBlagg | Apr 21, 2006 4:12:51 PM

You're A Big Girl Now - The Stylistics
In The Deep - Bird York
NRSV Sez FU - No Redeeming Social Value
Defective Trip (Trippin') - Gravediggaz
Don't Take Your Guns To Town - Johnny Cash

Posted by: John | Apr 21, 2006 4:24:26 PM

electioneering: radiohead
your new cuckoo: the cardigans
jokerman: bob dylan
black sheep: martin sexton
lowest part is free!: archers of loaf

Posted by: len | Apr 21, 2006 4:24:28 PM

"Something about the Way You Look Tonight" - Elton John
"Every Day is Halloween" - Ministry
"I'm not Wearing Underwear" -Avenue Q Soundtrack
"It's My Life" - Talk Talk
"Wild Flowers" - Ryan Adams

Posted by: Catheroo | Apr 21, 2006 4:37:11 PM

Moving Targets - Carcrash
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Mr. Club
Descendents - When I Get Old
Jimmy Eat World - Over
7 Seconds - Red And Black

Posted by: ThatOneGuy | Apr 21, 2006 5:19:09 PM

"half dead and dynamite," lifter puller
"carnival," bikini kill
"soup," can
"on the table," a.c. newman
"autonomy," the heartless bastards

Posted by: catherine | Apr 21, 2006 5:24:22 PM

I missed this last week...so much...Where else can I go to show off my vast knowledge of quality music?

1. We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful, by Morrissey
2. Ouija Bourd, Ouija Board by Morrissey
3. This Is Halloween by Danny Elfman
4. Most American Men by Dan Bern
5. I Need You by Dan Bern

60 gigs of music and everything repeats...for god's sake...

Posted by: mtrox | Apr 21, 2006 5:27:47 PM

"Balcony" - Birdmonster
"Painter in Your Pocket" - Destroyer
"Black Background" - The Presets
"You Ride, We Ride In My Ride" - Hot Chip
"King Fish Pies" - Midlake

(I'm not that cool, I have a nano which requires nearly daily library maintenance!)

Posted by: Amrit | Apr 21, 2006 5:42:14 PM

1. Burnin' For You - Blue Oyster Cult
2. Missing - Beck
3. Dam That River - Alice in Chains
4. Damage - Dirty Vegas
5. Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

Posted by: 3pac | Apr 21, 2006 5:43:45 PM

Frankenstein - Aimee Mann
Someone Something - Spoon
Logon Rock Witch - Aphex Twin
Gone - Built to Spill
Jellybones - The Unicorns

Posted by: ryan | Apr 21, 2006 6:10:09 PM

An Endless Supply- The Thermals
Black Cactus Killers- Neon Blonde
This Cettle Contains a Heart- Old Time Relijun
Not For Sale- CocoRosie
Rubber Traits- Why?

Posted by: KEITH | Apr 21, 2006 9:26:08 PM

1. My Humps- The Black Eyed Peas (embarassing.)
2. Ch-Check It Out- The Beastie Boys
3. A Lack of Color- Death Cab for Cutie
4. Don't Know Why- Norah Jones
5. Ska-tch Tape for My Broken Heart- Chasing Trinity

Posted by: katherine | Apr 21, 2006 11:23:13 PM

Love-Singing Cowboy
Afghan Whigs-66
James-Out To Get You
Rev. Horton Heat-Folsom Prison Blues

Posted by: djsplashee | Apr 21, 2006 11:40:49 PM

Always Love - Nada Surf
Bizarre Love Triangle - Frente!
Blonde on Blonde - Nada Surf
Blue Light (Engineers Anti-Gravity Mix) - Bloc Party
Blue Moon - Julie London

Hmm.. Nada Surf twice!

Posted by: Andrea | Apr 21, 2006 11:44:20 PM

1. Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell - Beautiful
2. Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance
3. Guns and Roses - Paradise City
4. Sum 41 - Fat Lip
5. Sum 41 - Still Waiting

Posted by: Allison | Apr 22, 2006 9:36:54 AM

1. let me clear my throat- DJ KOOL
2. This old Cowboy- Marshall Tucker Band
3. Razorblade- Strokes
4.What a wonderful world - Joey Ramone
5.Look at Me- Gerri Halliwell

Posted by: DUDEVALROCK | Apr 22, 2006 3:41:05 PM

"Dreams", The Cranberries
"Chameleon's Dish", The Art of Noise
"Ode To Simplicity", Secret Garden
"Icicle", Tori Amos
"Strange Magic", Electric Light Orchestra

Posted by: NikkoBlues | Apr 22, 2006 3:45:43 PM

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