Monday, November 09, 2009

Musical Interludes

Thoughts I had while listening to randomly shuffled songs on my iPod this morning:

  • I have more songs about Elvis than I have songs by Elvis. I am not entirely sure what this means.

  • There are apparently a lot of songs on my iPod that I have absolutely no recollection of putting on there, and more than a few I would have been prepared to swear I'd never even heard of. This is one of the many things that makes random shuffle an entertaining experience.

  • My personal religious/philosophical viewpoint can be expressed with considerable precison via the medium of Rush lyrics. I feel as if I should embarrassed about this, but I'm not.

6 comments:

  1. * Funny enough all of these things have come up in the last 24 hours. Mike C was talking about Six String Samurai... which is elvis inspired http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-String_Samurai

    * I actually won an ipod for the first time in my life.

    * I was listening to Rush when I saw this in my Reader. Its a Cold Fire, but Show Don't Tell when you live in the Subdivisions. Ok so I must be a complete Neurotica

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  2. There are three dongs about Elvis that I reckon are better than any song that he ever sang himself: "Gracelands" by Paul Simon, "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn and "Black Velvet" sung vy Alannah Miles.

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  3. Smooge: Roll the Bones, man. Roll the Bones. :)

    JH: "Dongs" is funnier. :) And it was actually "Black Velvet" that prompted both the first and second thoughts on this list.

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  4. This is a long time after your post, but I just thought of it.

    Here's how to tell who really is the "king". I'll bet there are more songs about Elvis Presley than there are about Michael Jackson.

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  5. Undoubtedly. But give it time, and I bet we'll see more of the latter.

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