The Friday Five

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:

“Chafe’s Ceilidh” by Great Big Sea (from Something Beautiful*, 2004)

Kicking it off with an instrumental bit jig from Newfoundland and Labrador’s own, Great Big Sea. These tunes sound much better live.

“The (After) Life of the Party” by Fall Out Boy (from Infinity on High, 2007)

Well that’s an abrupt transition. I’m ever the Fall Out Boy apologist, as I do really enjoy their tunes.

“Mahini Me” by Ali Farka TourÁ© (from The Source, 1992)

Ouch! I do believe that is a first order U-turn, right there. This is the legendary Ali Farka TourÁ© with the equally esteemed Taj Mahal, and I could just sink into this tune.

“Mother Dear” by The Supremes (from The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 5: 1965 (disc 25), 2006)

One day I will force myself to sit and listen to this entire box set.

“It’s Probably Me” by Sting (from Pavarotti & Friends, 1993)

Do you remember when everyone and your mother ran out to buy a Pavarotti record? I do! I even have the record to prove it. Actually, I’m just noticing that this is the only version of this song I have in my iTunes at the moment. Strange.

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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