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:

“Coyotes” by Jason Mraz (from We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., 2008)

I don’t know, when it comes to Mr. A-Z, the shine has worn off a little bit. I love We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., but everything since has landed a bit flat on my ears. That said, I still dig the heck out of this tune.

“Escape” by Journey (from Escape, 1981)

If I may make a recommendation: go and watch Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey. It documents Arnel Pineda’s first year with the band, and is positively fascinating. Also—to no one’s surprise—Neal Schon is kind of a dick.

“Try” by P!nk (from The Truth About Love, 2012)

I like this record a lot more than I did when I first listened to it. This song, in particular, is pretty stellar.

“I Was Wrong” by Social Distortion (from Greatest Hits, 2007)

Three chords and a prayer.

“Young Americans” by David Bowie (from Young Americans, 1975)

I have not listened to this record in far too long, as a matter of fact … I’m going to listen to it now.

What’s on your shuffle today?

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Michael Parr

Husband, Father, Writer, Musical Voyeur, Pop Culture Glutton, Gourmet in Training. I'm the tall guy behind all these short guys. You can find me on the Twitter.

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