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:

“Like a G6” by Far East Movement (from Free Wired, 2010)

I will always cop to the dregs of my library; this was definitely an add at the behest of my lovely wife. It’s catchy enough, but ultimately disposable. Sippin’ sizzurp, indeed.

“The Crane Wife 1 & 2” by The Decemberists (from The Crane Wife, 2006)

Oh, Colin Meloy, how I love thee.

“Rattlin’ Bones” by Preservation Hall Jazz Band (from That’s It!, 2013)

My boy love him some Preservation Hall Jazz Band, specifically this song which always elicits a bit of toddler dancing.

“Madman Across the Water (original version)” by Elton John (from Tumbleweed Connection, 1996 Reissue)

So, Elton is playing Bonnaroo: discuss?

“Nothing (live)” by Depeche Mode (from Everything Counts: Live, 2004)

“Nothing” … which is exactly what I’ve got. I do enjoy this song, but it’s a pretty unremarkable end to an otherwise unremarkable Friday Five. Here’s to a better Friday Five, next week. Come on, guys and gals, do me one better.

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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