The Friday Five

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.

The Five:

The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe (from Buzz Ballads, 2005)

Well, this is no way to start off the Friday Five in its new home. It does, however, prove the tenet of honesty in posting your Five. We all have guilty pleasures, hiding in the dark recesses of our libraries, the Friday Five is all about exposing every dusty corner of our music collections. This post grunge dirge hasn’t aged very well.

Empty Shell” by Cat Power (from The Greatest, 2006)

Cat Power is one of those bands that I try desperately to enjoy for more than a song, or two. It’s all pleasant enough, but I lose interest quickly.

“Day Five” by Explosions in the Sky (from Travels in Constants, Volume 21: The Rescue, 2005)

The mid-aughts are representing strong today! What to say about Explosions in the Sky? It’s perfect music for meditation. Or, you know, being super-duper productive at work.

Beep Me” by K7 (from Swing Batta Swing, 1993)

Now this is just damn embarrassing. As you could imagine, this song is as dated as the technology it references.

Reba” by Phish (from Lawn Boy, 1992)

Twelve minutes worth of Trey Anastasio’s guitar acrobatics, mad whistling skills, and nonsensical lyrics is a great way to wrap up the first Friday Five in my new digs here at Popdose.

What’s on your shuffle today?