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:

“Greatest Love of All (live at Radio City Music Hall 1989)” by Whitney Houston (from Whitney Houston, 2010)

I’m sorry, I know… I know I shouldn’t. The only thing that I could think of the entire time this was playing was this. On a loop. For the entire seven minutes. Sexual Chocolate, ya’ll. Sexual. Chocolate.

“Twisted Logic” by Coldplay (from X&Y, 2005)

That it has been two years since the last time I listened to this record is probably indicative of just how much I enjoyed it. As much as I enjoyed “Fix You”–before it became as omnipresent as Jeff Buckley’s take on “Hallelujah” as every Music Director’s choice for the big dramatic scene–I found this record to be relatively, well, boring.

“Easy Way Out” by Elliott Smith (from Figure 8, 2000)

I did something that I rarely do; I listened to this tune three times in a row. That last refrain is just…

I heard you found another audience to bore
A creative thinker who imagined you were more
A new body for you to push around and pose
It’s all about taking the easy way out for you I suppose

“The Baron” by The Futureheads (from The Chaos, 2010)

I have little-to-no recollection of adding this to my library. Sure enough, it is in a pile of promo CDs that were ceremoniously received, ripped, and never listened to.

“My Biggest Fan” by Loudon Wainwright III (from 40 Odd Years (disc 3 – 1996-2010), 2011)

Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Loudon Wainwright III. I don’t know that I agree, but I sure dig the heck out of Mr. Wainwright.

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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