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:

“January 8th” by Women (from Women, 2008)

Occasionally, I question my sanity when it comes to the oddities that lurk in my library. This is a dissonant, noisy, and challenging bit of music. Odd. Just … odd.

“Trigger” by Phillip Phillips (from Behind the Light, 2014)

He may have won American Idol simply by doing his best Dave Matthews impression, but his debut record outsold DMB’s Away From the World by a good margin. Truthfully, you could play this song for a dozen hardcore DMB fans, and fool about half.

“Romance to the Grave” by Broken Social Scene (from Forgiveness Rock Record, 2012)

A fine bit of summery post-rock for a dreary afternoon in the Northeast. This could border on twee if it weren’t for the undulating noisy guitars.

“Two Step” by Dave Matthews Band (from 1996-06-04: DMB Live Trax, Volume 18: GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA, USA (disc 1), 2010)

Well you knew that was going to happen, right?

“Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)” by Jay-Z (form UnPlugged, 2001)

Damn, is this record really that old? Jay-Z + The Roots = world class hip hop.

Oh, man… it’s Friday the 13th? I wish I had noticed that earlier, I totally would have whipped up an appropriate playlist for the occasion. Perhaps I’ll do an extra Five, later today.

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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