Hey Mr DJ: Happenstance Edition

How about something different this week? Next week will be cool, I promise. Maybe.

Grab your iPhone, log onto Spotify, turn on your 8-track player, listen to your favorite radio station, or do whatever the hell it is you do when you want to listen to music. Choose “shuffle” and press play. Pull up the songs that play and post the YouTube videos (if you can find them there).

Give me a list of the first 10 songs that play on your computer/device/stereo. Why 10? Because that’s how many dedications I have from last week. This thread is for the determined and aimless, you see. After your first set, add one song dedication for each new person who posts a song. Theoretically, we could keep this going forever and this chaotic idea pleases me mightily.

Yes, it’s a bitch to find that many links, but the music player is making all the tough decisions.

It’s truly all about you, this week. I’d like to have a better idea of what freaky shit you people listen to in order to better meet your DJ thread needs.

Presently, I have something like 12 straight days worth of music on my hard drive. As I type this, I have absolutely no idea what to expect once it starts playing. It’s sort of exciting, really.

The dedications are in order of how you chronologically commented last week. Here we go:

1. Iconoclast: Under the Earth by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Brand new. I like it, probably not your cup of tea.

2. WVR: Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo) by Blackroc. I have no fucking clue when I added this. Probably would have been a good one for CM or Biggie.

3. Aussiesmurf: Gameboy version Que Onda Guero by Beck. I apologize.

4. Santino: Disposable Teens by Marilyn Manson. Surprising. You actually got one you may like.

5. pfluffy: Under Pressure by Queen/Bowie. Another lucky one.

6. Biggie G: Serenity by Godsmack. Meh. Sorry.

7. Mississippi Yankee: The Cave by Mumford and Sons. Good one for you, I believe.

8. InsipiD: Angel in the Snow by Elliott Smith. Who?

9. CM: Pretty Pink Ribbon by Cake. No, no…

10. Dick Fitzwell: Sweetest Thing by U2. Ugh.

Aaaaaah. Yeah, I’m not entirely happy about a few on that list. Let’s keep going.

1. Iconoclast: Cry, Cry by Mazzy Star. Another one of those that I like and your mileage may vary.

2. WVR: Automatic by Prince. Much better.

3. Aussiesmurf: I Know Something by Alice in Chains (sorry, pfluffy)

4. Santino: Drunkard’s Lament by Firewater. Wow, not on Youtube. Let me get back to you.

5. pfluffy: Thunderkiss ’65 by White Zombie. Jesus, it’s starting to become obvious why we’re friends.

6. Biggie G: Locked On by Jerry Cantrell

7. Mississippi Yankee: Hammond Song by The Roches. Uhhhh…I don’t remember this one either.

8. InsipiD: Islands by The xx

9. CM: Rebel, Rebel by David Bowie. Yeah, I don’t like Bowie or anything.

10. Dick Fitzwell: The Becoming by NIN

Okay, Santino got shorted by a lack of Firewater fans who know how to upload songs on Youtube, so let me go to the next track: Monkey Gone To Heaven by Pixies. Oh, you lucky bastard. Good one.

What’s in yer playlist?

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPuBAKqKrMg

    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg23f79Ujio

    3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95aP0OWx4jY

    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7UZcZykukw

    5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLPuYPHaprc

    6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nNXi66N2oc

    7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdFHGFkyew4

    8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSNrZjcS_gQ

    9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXYNHp19xok

    10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCvX3fk9XIs

    Surprised there wasn’t more Dr. Hook (I’ve got 85 by them)
    I had to swap one tune out due to racial overtones. It’s by David Allen Coe who just happens to be an acquaintance of mine. Not ashamed of the song, I just didn’t want to put up with the bleeding vajayjays that were sure to piss and moan.

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  2. Mississippi Yankee

    Hey Thrill because of all the YouTube links (or because your an asshole ;-)) we may all get the dreaded:

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  3. CM

    From a playlist (which has probably about 150 songs)…but only 5 have videos…..

    Zebra – Beach House
    http://youtu.be/N-wfb25WmV4

    The Pretender – Foo Fighters
    http://youtu.be/SBjQ9tuuTJQ

    Sea of Teeth – Sparklehorse (no actual video)
    http://youtu.be/pvFLEjBAQy4

    Do I Wait – Ryan Adams (no actual video)
    http://youtu.be/rxwbKBUZtCk

    On Call – Kings of Leon
    http://youtu.be/RYOW5uoyKl0

    On Your Side – Pete Yorn (no actual video)
    http://youtu.be/jclHisjkJYI

    Rearviewmirror – Pearl Jam (no actual video)
    http://youtu.be/xfqzQKt9UeA

    Catform – Rogue Wave (no actual video)
    http://youtu.be/nF2Lp6etFXU

    Is There A Ghost – Band of Horses
    http://youtu.be/JK716RqoUms

    It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

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  4. Biggie G

    1. Imogene – God Street Wine

    2. Conquer Me – Blues Traveler

    3. Tom & Mary – Ben Folds Five

    4. Subliminal – They Might Be Giants

    5. Mississippi Queen – Mountain

    6. Let’s Face It- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    7. Goin’ Home – Dinosaur Jr.

    8. Everlasting Love – Howard Jones

    9. Windy – The Association

    10. I Want Candy – MC Chris

    Nothing too embarrassing. Why do these types of requests always make the crap in your library come to the forefront?

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  5. Thrill *

    MY: Oooh, using the element of surprise. Very solid list.

    CM:

    Rearviewmirror – Pearl Jam (no actual video)
    http://youtu.be/xfqzQKt9UeA

    Odd. Got one of last week’s Bassist Desires in there.

    BG:

    6. Let’s Face It- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    Ah ha! I knew it!

    I Want Candy – MC Chris

    I LMAO’d at that one. I have the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas album in my library somewhere. Something may pop up before the thread is done.

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  6. InsipiD

    10. I Want Candy – MC Chris

    Big ups. I have a real actual jukebox and “I Want Candy” is one one of the CDs that I burned to put in there.

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    InsipiD:

    Stevie Wonder: Higher Ground

    Best one on your superb list there, IMO. My compliments to your iPhone.

    Spinal Tap: Stonehenge

    My single favorite part of the movie. Love it.

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  8. Thrill *

    A few more from my hard drive:

    Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard

    Kickstand by Soundgarden

    Pantomime Horse by Suede

    The most surprising thing is how many of my most frequent selections here keep popping up. Honestly, when I let it go on shuffle it usually drops some of the more embarrassing ones, as Biggie G mentioned.

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  9. pfluffy

    pfluffy: Thunderkiss ’65 by White Zombie. Jesus, it’s starting to become obvious why we’re friends.

    Wow, that was awesome! I am going to try to get to this later tonight, but at 10:00 this morning my sister-in-law is picking me up for a road trip this weekend. Before you woot!, I am a guinea pig for her daughter to get a dental hygenist license in Savannah, GA. I may have no gums by tomorrow afternoon. So, just in case I have no Internet later, I have a selection from YouTube’s “recommended for you” for you, Thrill.

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  10. InsipiD

    I just realized that I posted 6 not 10.

    Johnny Cash: The One On The Right Is On The Left (good luck finding the folk group with one on the right)
    Rock Sugar: Straight To Rock City
    B.J. Thomas: Hooked On a Feeling
    Willie Nelson with Ray Price: Faded Love

    Again, the iPhone’s selections don’t make much sense taken in order, but the complete 10 song slice is a pretty fair view of my musical tastes, except it never happened to land on any Dr. Dre or Elvis Presley. Perhaps I’m as schizophrenic as my phone is. I think I’ll take a Valium and lie down under the bed and think about that for a while.

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  11. Thrill *

    Ok, let me see what my subscription “shit you may like” list looks like. This tends to be less predictable:

    Twisted Transistor by Korn

    Burning Inside by Ministry

    Island by Whitest Boy Alive

    Point of Disgust by Low

    A Few Words About the Chinese New Year by Allan Sherman (not on YouTube)

    Killing Joke by Requiem

    Before you wonder, I tend to add a lot of the tracks I see you guys posting every week. It makes my selections look a bit schizo.

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  12. Thrill *

    Perhaps I’m as schizophrenic as my phone is. I think I’ll take a Valium and lie down under the bed and think about that for a while.

    If there isn’t a branch of modern psychiatry dedicated to studying patients’ musical collections, there really should be.

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  13. Iconoclast

    An example of the noise to which I listen, and this was random, honest (even tho the Stones came up three times, and twice from the same album)…

    1. Monkey Man — Rolling Stones

    2. Helen Wheels — Paul McCartney and Wings

    3. Mystic Rhythms — Rush

    4. Rocky Mountain Way — Joe Walsh

    5. I Can’t Drive 55 — Sammy Hagar

    6. Woodstock — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    7. Tumbling Dice — Rolling Stones

    8. Rocks Off — Rolling Stones

    9. Becks Bolero — Jeff Beck

    10. Over the Mountain — Ozzy Osbourne

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  14. richtaylor365

    And you, sir :)

    2013 has been a roller coaster ride for me, alot of stuff has happened, some bad/some good (mostly good) but I have found myself absent from this site, sometimes weeks at a time. Hopefully I will get back into the swing of things.

    Re: your post, although most of the songs posted here I find a bit too esoteric for me, I like these threads because once and a while I will either find an undiscovered gem, or be reminded of a tune from my youth.

    Amazon Prime has allowed me to revisit all the tunes of my youth, to reconnect with the music of my past. Icon listing that Sammy Hagar track reminded me of an album I listened to about 600 times, one of the top ten (at least for me) best rock and roll live albums ever, order sent.

    “You, Sir, are a steely-eyed missile man!”

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  15. Thrill *

    Hey, the playlist is under everyone’s control. You want the classics, add them! Nobody should feel intimidated.

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  16. HARLEY

    CCR: Green River
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XcxFNONz64

    Airbourne: Armed and Dangerous
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSIBNqyJxBQ

    Brad Paisly: Welcome to the Future
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooq3JbWbdjk

    Jim Croce : Bad Bad Leroy Brown
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooq3JbWbdjk

    brantley gilbert: A Modern day prodigal son
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw3PXHFRbEw

    Hammerfall: Any Means Necessary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkmlujV-TvU

    nickelback: Photograph
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0DU4DoPP4

    Johnny Cash: Get a Rhythm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fei-of2FH9o

    Skid Row: I remember you
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF08BPb5wqY

    David Allen Cole : Finger fucking Sally
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS8zHoxOFTw

    That is my random selection of my ipod… hmm.. not tooo much variation..

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  17. Santino

    I’m fashionably late to the party. All the more to keep Thrill happy this has been extended through the week.

    Here are my 10*

    1. Yes (Means It’s Hard to Say No) – Odds
    2. After the Gold Rush – Neil Young
    3. He Lied About Death – Stars
    4. Teacher I Need You – Elton John
    5. South Bound Saurez – Led Zeppelin
    6. Generator – Foo Fighters
    7. Change - Candlebox
    8. From the End of the World – Electric Light Orchestra
    9. Room A Thousand Years Wide – Soundgarden
    10. Hawkmoon 269 – U2

    *Skipped four songs that were from my wife’s selection of music

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  18. Thrill *

    Ah, man…how did I not peg you for a Neil Young fan sooner? Of course! One of my good friends is the biggest NY fan on Earf.

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