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Monday, February 23rd, 2004
|I'm in the mood to gear a mambo
This is probably much more revealing of my character than it has any right to be, but here goes. I opened up iTunes, hit random order on the main library, and here was the way it played out:
- Linus and Lucy, by Vince Guaraldi. I wish to emphasize for those who know me that I did not restart the play or do any sort of fishy business; it just came up with the one song everyone would expect me to put first. I did not do it. I played honest.
- One Week, Barenaked Ladies. Fine enough song, although I must admit it came with the computer.
- Raise the Roof, Bob James. Again, fine music, came with the computer.
- Some nicely produced filk thing about dragons sent me by a friend. Short piece; the refrain is ``Remember things happen at the right time/ And you've got all the time in the world.''
- Abe Lincoln Versus Madison Avenue, Bob Newhart. I think this doesn't really count as music. Poetry maybe.
- R.S.V.P., Boney James and Rick Braun. Came with the computer, but I like it.
- Beethoven's Ode to Joy opening minutes, played on guitar, file doesn't say by who.
- Rocket Scientist, Bob Newhart. As above, but it does contain the greatest summary of World War II to date.
- Lydia the Tattooed Lady, Groucho Marx. As played in At The Circus.
- Hey Jude, covered by Bing Crosby. The bom-bom-bom-bom parts once left rcoony stunned and on the verge of panic.
Keeping things running to cover the non-musical pieces:
- Fingerprints, Larry Carlton. More that came with the computer but which is just fine with me.
- The Grace L Ferguson Airline and Storm Door Company, Bob Newhart. Sometimes you can't win.
- Those Endearing Young Charms, again with identifying tags lost so I don't know where it's from. I'm always nervous playing this one, as I expect it to make the computer crash.
Out of curiosity I played a few more; the 18th piece in queue was Yellow Submarine as covered by Milton Berle, a project I can't explain and which similarly stunned rcoony. I'd have listened to more to see what came up, but I have a Buster Keaton DVD to watch, and don't need the distraction.
Trivia: Residents of Binghamton, New York, in the mid-1930s, saw snowballs rolling themselves across the fields and growing as they did. The Weather Bureau explained it as a rare (in the East) phenomenon resulting from soft, wet snow, a high wind, and a temperature of about 36 degrees. Source: Essay ``News From Home,'' Robert Benchley, reprinted in After 1903 -- What?
Currently Reading: Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories Volume 2, Isaac Asimov. Almost done, and when is Volume 3 going to come out already?