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Friday’s tunes

March 11th, 2006 · Posted by Skuds in Music · No Comments · Music

Yesterday I realised that there is something I have hardly every written about but which is an enormous part of my life – my iRiver mp3 player.

It insulates me from the racket of mobile phones and rattling laptop keyboards for at least 12 or 13 hours every week on my commute – and because I  use a type of earphone which goes inside the ear I do not even have to turn the volume up high and annoy everyone else.

The best thing is that I have the 20Gb drive almost full and set it to random play so its not so much a walkman but more of a diceman.  Having given up any choice in the matter (beyond deciding what to fill it with in the first place) I can spend the entire journey to and from work being surprised and sometimes delighted by what it throws up.

On the way home on Friday the iRiver played me:

  • You’re Gorgeous by Babybird
  • Look Inside America by Blur
  • I’m So Glad by Cream
  • Opera by Geusch Patti
  • Feuerzeug by Ideal
  • Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio
  • Secret Names by Ozric Tentacles
  • I Got Nothing/I Got Shit by Iggy Pop
  • Crazy In Love by Eminem

A selection I would never have consciously chosen in a million years. I had forgotten what a very strange song You’re Gorgeous is.

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