austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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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:

  1. 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.
  2. One Week, Barenaked Ladies. Fine enough song, although I must admit it came with the computer.
  3. Raise the Roof, Bob James. Again, fine music, came with the computer.
  4. 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.''
  5. Abe Lincoln Versus Madison Avenue, Bob Newhart. I think this doesn't really count as music. Poetry maybe.
  6. R.S.V.P., Boney James and Rick Braun. Came with the computer, but I like it.
  7. Beethoven's Ode to Joy opening minutes, played on guitar, file doesn't say by who.
  8. Rocket Scientist, Bob Newhart. As above, but it does contain the greatest summary of World War II to date.
  9. Lydia the Tattooed Lady, Groucho Marx. As played in At The Circus.
  10. 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:
  11. Fingerprints, Larry Carlton. More that came with the computer but which is just fine with me.
  12. The Grace L Ferguson Airline and Storm Door Company, Bob Newhart. Sometimes you can't win.
  13. 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?

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