Friday Five : |ˈfrÄ«dā – fÄ«v| : 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:

“Building Steam With a Grain of Salt” by DJ Shadow (from Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow (disc 2), 2012)

Something tells me that this one has come up before.

“Sugar Baby” by Bob Dylan (from “Love and Theft”, 2001)

So last week I off-handedly mentioned that it was odd that Dylan doesn’t shuffle up often, despite having a large presence in my library. This week, Dylan returns. Go figure.

“Chovendo Na Roseira” by AntÁ´nio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina (from Elis & Tom, 1974)

Had I more time, I would write a novel on the way AntÁ´nio Carlos Jobim’s music moves me, but time proves elusive.

“Egon & Wally Embrace and Say Farewell” by Rachel’s (from Music for Egon Schiele, 1996)


“Come Talk to Me” by Peter Gabriel (from Secret World Live (disc 1), 1994)

This record was everything to me in 1994. Before she was waiting on all the cowboys, Paula Cole proved the perfect foil for Gabriel’s tunes. If you haven’t listened to this record, it is well worth the time invested.

What’s on your shuffle today?

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