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:

“More Human Than Human (Meet Bambi in the King’s Harem mix)” by White Zombie (from Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds, 1996)

Once upon a time–in what feels like a galaxy far, far away–I was a DJ for an “Alternative Night” at a small college bar. This track was a sure-fire hit to get some butts on the dancefloor. Its protracted intro also afforded me more than enough lead time to bark the drink specials and remind everyone to tip their bartenders.

“Mr. Big” by Mr. Big (from Bump Ahead, 1993)

… I’ve got nothing.

“Dinner Bell” by They Might Be Giants (from Apollo 18, 1992)

Apollo 18 didn’t leave my cassette player (and eventually CD player) for a very, very long time. Now that I’ve got a little one running around the house (again) I find that my favorite TMBG records are all getting pulled out and played frequently.

“Explosion” by Eli “Paperboy” Reed (from Come and Get It, 2010)

I can dig it, I’m just not in the mood.

“Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby” by Counting Crows (from This Desert Life, 1999)

I feel like this tune has shuffled up before, but a quick search through my archives didn’t turn anything up. This Desert Life is probably the last Counting Crows records that I fell in love with immediately.

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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