Fred A Levy Haskell (fredcritter) wrote,
Fred A Levy Haskell
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Me & My iPod

I thought I would have little use for—or even hate—my iPod’s “Shuffle Songs” feature. It turns out I was wrong. When I listen to music at work these days I rarely select particular albums or artists to listen to; I use the shuffle feature most of the time and I’m finding that I rather like the variety and the occasional breathtakingly serendipitous juxtapositions.

Oh, sure, there are some things about it I don’t like, some of which I can eventually rectify and some I can’t. For example, I’d really like the ability add a “play next track” marker to the tracks in a series (for example: side two of Abbey Road, any number of Greatful Dead segues, and Symphonies, concerti, and other multi-movement musical compositions) such that if shuffle selects a track in the sequence, the iPod would continue until the end of the sequence, not just until the end of that track. That is, I don’t really mind having things start in the middle, but I hate having them end in the middle. Yes, I’m eventually going to re-upload those song sequences to iTunes with “Join CD tracks” selected and that will help, but it’s not the precise solution I’d prefer.

My other complaint with the iPod is that it doesn’t hold nearly enough music, so I’m having to make hard decisions about what music to exclude. *sigh*

Anyway, partly to start answering sleigh’s question about my musical tastes, and partly for the fun of it, I present to you the list my “Recently Played” Smart Playlist captured of what Shuffle Songs chose to play for me one recent night at work. The list is presented in the order the tunes played and, other than formatting it for HTML, I have not biased, fudged, or fiddled with the list in any way. What you see is what I heard:

“April In Paris” – Thelonious Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings (Disc 03)
“My Mother’s Eyes” – Tab Smith – Ace High
“El Condor Pasa (If I Could)” – Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
“Go-Go Chinbora” – Akanars – The Rough Guide to the Music of Okinawa
“Fallen Eagle” – Stephen Stills – Manassas
“Line in the Sand” – Lucy Kaplansky – The Red Thread
“(Ein Klein) Heldenleben” – Gryphon – Raindance
“My Little Woman” – Koerner, Ray & Glover – [Lots More] Blues, Rags And Hollers
“Talking World War III Blues” – Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
“Scottish Fantasy, Op.46: IV. Finale (Allegro guerriero)” – Itzhak Perlman/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Zubin Mehta – Bruch: Scottish Fantasy & Violin Concerto No.2
“Riegal” – Pearls Before Swine – The Use Of Ashes
“Run” – Pharaoh’s Daughter – Exile
“Patterns” – Simon and Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
“Korppi” – Värttinä – Kokko
“Twist In My Sobriety” – Tanita Tikaram – Ancient Heart
“Move” – Gerry Mulligan – Re-Birth of the Cool
“Sobbin’ Blues” – King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band – The Complete Set (Disc 1)
“Vidvandre (Wandering)” – Annbjørg Lien – Prisme
“Si Vous Passez Par Là” – 3 Mustaphas 3 – Friends, Fiends & Fronds
“Brown-Eyed Women” – Grateful Dead – Europe ’72
“Barchu” – New York Baroque; Eric Milnes, Director – The Songs of Solomon, Vol. 1, Music for the Sabbath
“Potran Korean” – Värttinä – Iki
“Looks Like Rain” – Grateful Dead – Without A Net (Disc 2)
“Crepuscule With Nellie [Take 6] [originally issued]” – Thelonious Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings (Disc 04)
“Hangin’ Around With You” – Jason Graae & Juliet Lambert – Strike Up the Band (Disc 2)
“Peace On The Border” – Steeleye Span – Back In Line
“Jack Of Diamonds” – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – The Lost Topic Tapes: Cowes Harbour 1957
“Sailing Out On The Ocean” – Haskell Wolfenbarger – My Rough And Rowdy Ways Early American Rural Music: Badman Ballads And Hellraising Songs. Classic Recordings of the 1920s and 30s, Vol. 2
“Bemsha Swing” – Thelonious Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings (Disc 02)
“Yimani” – Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Umthombo Wamanzi
“Here’s To Your Health, Sir!” – The Nonpareil Wind Band (as “The Great American Main Street Band”) – A Grand Sousa Concert
“So Glad You’re Mine” – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup – Rock Me Mama [When The Sun Goes Down: The Secret History Of Rock & Roll]
“Gelewenwe” – Babatunde Olatunji – Drums of Passion and More, Vol.2
“Too Marvelous for Words” – Art Tatum – 20th Century Piano Genius (Disc 2)
“M. Nykänen” – Väsen – Gront
“Vay’hi Binso’a” – Chorale Mystique; Alberto Mizrahi, Tenor – Chants Mystiques
“Haneros Haluli” – H. Steiner – Klassic Klezmer (Disc 3)
“As Time Goes By” – Guy Van Duser – American Finger Style Guitar
“Beale Street Blues” – Clancy Hayes & The Salty Dogs – Oh! By Jingo!
“Pedalpolska (Pedal Polska)” – Väsen – Spirit
“Blessed” – Simon and Garfunkel – Sounds Of Silence
“How Have You Been” – John Sebastian – Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings - Faithful Virtue: The Reprise Recordings
“Tjønneblomen (The Water Lily)” – Annbjørg Lien – Felefeber Norwegian Fiddle Fantasia
“Feedback [Live]” – Grateful Dead – Anthem Of The Sun
“Dawn” – Savourna Stevenson – The Rough Guide Unwired: Acoustic Music from Around the World
“Dawg’s Due” – Bela Fleck – Daybreak
“Hebrew Melody” – Jascha Heifetz – Shalom: Music Of The Jewish People
“Concerto grosso op.6 nº6 en sol mineur: Largo e affettuoso; A tempo giusto: Allegro ma non troppo; Musette: Larghetto” – Les Arts Florissants, William Christie – A History of Baroque Music—Instrumental Music. Disc 4 The concerto: Concerto grosso and solo concerto
“Where Will I Be?” – Crosby Nash – Graham Nash, David Crosby
“Storsvarten (The Big Black One)” – Olov Johansson – Storsvarten
“She” – Noa – Achinoam Nini Gil Dor
“Southbound Train” – Koerner, Ray & Glover – [Lots More] Blues, Rags And Hollers
“Brokedown Palace” – Grateful Dead – Dead Set
“Somebody’s Home” – Lucy Kaplansky – The Tide
“Yaller Rose Of Texas, You-All” – Homer & Jethro – Country Their Way: 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (Disc 1)
“Stagger Lee” – Sleepy LaBeef – Bonus Disc—The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records
“Do You Remember Walter?” – The Kinks – The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
“Nobody’s Fool > El Tonto De Nadie, Regresa” – Poco – Poco
“Be My Rambling Woman” – Rory McLeod – The Rough Guide to English Roots Music—From community roots to new wave pioneers
“Laiska” – Värttinä – Ilmatar
“The Girl From Ipanema” – Antônio Carlos Jobim – Antonio Carlos Jobim: The Man From Ipanema (Disc 3)
“Boff-Boff” – Louis Armstrong – C’est Ci Bon: Satchmo in the Forties; Disc 4 New Orleans Function
“Hamavdil” – Pharaoh’s Daughter – Out of the Reeds
“Tin Roof Blues” – Jelly Roll Morton (piano roll) – Blues and Stomps from Rare Piano Rolls
“Alma dell alma mia” – L Aura Soave – Madrigaletti op. XIII / Sei madrigali a voce sola e tiorba
“Cats Under The Stars” – Jerry Garcia Band – Cats Under the Stars
“Unbroken Chain [Studio Acoustic Demo]” – Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel
“Hunting Tigers Out In ‘Indiah’” – Bonzo Dog Band – Tadpoles
“Throwing Stones” – Grateful Dead – In The Dark
“Coalhouse and Sarah” – Randy Newman – Ragtime
“Orfeo / Nathan’s Reel” – Steeleye Span – Rocket Cottage
“Spoon River” – Michael Smith – Michael Smith
“Is It True What They Say About Dixie?” – Steve Goodman – Anthology: No Big Surprise (Disc 2)
“Mighty High” – Jerry Garcia Band – Cats Under the Stars
“Waiting For Magill” – Dakota Dave Hull – Reunion Rag
“Shango (Chant To The God Of Thunder)” – Babatunde Olatunji – Drums of Passion and More, Vol.1
“Walk And Talk” – The Velvet Underground – Peel Slowly and See (Disc 5)
“S’El Leoncorno” – The Zamir Chorale of Boston/Early Music Ensemble of Boston/The Collegium de Rossi/Joshua Jacobson, Conductor & Diirector – Baroque Music For The Synagogue And The Royal Court
“Evonce” – Thelonious Monk – The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Disc 1)
“Tadieu Bone” – Ismaël Lô – The Rough Guide to World Music Vol. 1: Africa, Europe, and the Middle East
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Goody-Goody” – Guy Van Duser – American Finger Style Guitar
“If I Had You” – Django Reinhardt – Chronological Volume 2 The London Deccas 1938 & 1939
“Driftin’ Away” – Danko/Fjeld/Andersen – One More Shot (Disc 2) Live
“Amber Lady/I Saw The World” – Pearls Before Swine – The Wizard Of Is (Disc 2)
“Bhairavi” – Rais Khan & Sultan Khan – The Rough Guide to the Music of India—Sitar to Bollywood: sounds of the subcontinent
“West L.A. Fadeaway [Alternate Version, 1984]” – Grateful Dead – In The Dark
“Hjaoningaríma” – Gjallarhorn – Sjofn
“Deep Henderson” – The Temperance Seven – Pasadena & The Lost Cylinders Music from the Archives
“Oh Give Me A Home” – Homer & Jethro – Country Their Way: 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (Disc 2)
“Any Day Woman” – Bonnie Raitt – Bonnie Raitt
“Helter Skelter” – The Beatles – The Beatles [White Album] (Disc 2)
“Hail The King” – Babatunde Olatunji – Drums of Passion and More, Vol.2
“Calico Lady” – Poco – Pickin’ Up The Pieces
“Carson City Stage” – Gerry Mulligan Quartet – The Original Quartet With Chet Baker (Disc 1)
“Maybe It’s Because” – Louis Armstrong – C’est Ci Bon: Satchmo in the Forties; Disc 4 New Orleans Function
“Ship of Fools” – Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel
“Ain’t No Need To Go No Further” – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Original Lost Elektra Sessions
“Sunforest” – Tom Rapp/Pearls Before Swine – Sunforest
“Fourpence A Day” – Ewan MacColl – England—World Library of Folk and Primitive Music, Volume 1
“When I Was A Boy” – Steve MacDonald – Reap The Wind
“Morning Of The Carnival from ‘Black Orpheus’ (Manha de Carnaval)” – Gerry Mulligan Sextet – Night Lights
“Dark Star” – Grateful Dead – Live/Dead
“When I Was A Child” – Pearls Before Swine – These Things Too
“Kivlejenta (The Kivle Girl)” – Knut Buen – As Quick As Fire: The Art Of The Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle
“Land Of The Gay Caballero > Someone To Watch Over Me” – New York Philharmonic; Zubin Mehta, Director – Manhattan (Music from the Woody Allen Film)
“Passage Into Dawn” – Sanjay Mishra – Blue Incantation
“Black And Tan Fantasy” – Thelonious Monk – The Complete Riverside Recordings (Disc 01)
“Slåtten til Johannes (Johannes’s Tune)” – Knut Buen – As Quick As Fire: The Art Of The Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle
“With Feeling” – George Shearing – The Best Of George Shearing, Volume Two (1960 69)
“No” – Walt Kelly – Songs of the Pogo
“Sail Away” – Pearls Before Swine – The Wizard Of Is (Disc 1)
“Moon Tune” – Noa – Live
“Memories of a Winter’s Night” – Dave Koz – Festival Of Light 2
“I Believe I’ll Make A Change [unissued]” – Casey Bill Weldon – The Slide Guitar Bottles, Knives & Steel
“Dubarry Done Gone Again” – The Chad Mitchell Trio – Singin’ Our Mind
“Mandy Lee Blues” – King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band – Louis Armstrong and King Oliver
“Withering Tree” – Traffic – Last Exit
“Come Rain Or Come Shine” – Pearl Bailey – Some of the Best
“Cumbanchero” – Rubén González – The Rough Guide to World Music Vol. 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia, and Pacific
“Old Country Stomp” – Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin – Hills of Home: 25 Years of Folk Music on Rounder Records (Disc 2)
“Variation nº12 (canone alla quarta)” – Scott Ross – Goldberg Variations
“Get Me To The World On Time” – Lick the Tins – Blind Man on a Flying Horse
“Miles Davis comments” – Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961 (Disc 2)
“Diga Diga Doo” – The Mills Brothers with Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra – Volume 1: Sweeter Than Sugar
“Easty” – Jade Warrior – Elements: The Island Anthology (Disc 1)
“Embraceable You” – Joe Sample – Soul Shadows
“Tangled Up In Blue” – Jerry Garcia Band – Merriweather Post Pavilion September 1 & 2, 1989 (Disc 2)
“Something” – The Beatles – Abbey Road
“Marshal Curwen’s Polka/Pepper In The Brandy” – Tiger Moth – Mothballs
“Cairo Rag” – Cannon’s Jug Stompers – Gus Cannon Complete Recorded Works, Volume 1
“Ku’u Kik Kahiko [My Old Guitar]” – Ozzie Kotani – Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters
“Qalandari” – Shashmaqam The Bukharan Jewish Ensemble – Central Asia in Forest Hills, New York
“Wanderlust” – Dana Gillespie – Andy Warhol: Best of the Mainman Years
“Sugghugg (Pork Slash)” – Väsen – Spirit
“Concerto No.3 in G major: Adagio; Allegro; Andante; Allegro” – The Parley of Instruments; Peter Holman, director; Roy Goodman, conductor – John Stanley—Six Concertos In Seven Parts, op.2 (1742)
“Bitillo” – Tata Dinding Jobarteh – The Rough Guide to the Music of Senegal & Gambia
“Hip Hug-Her” – Booker T. & The MG’s – The Very Best Of Booker T. & The MG’s
“Commercials On Yiddish Radio” – Henry Sapoznic (narrator); Jerry Stiller (featuring) – Yiddish Radio Project (Disc 1)
“A Most Peculiar Man” – Simon and Garfunkel – Sounds Of Silence
“Do You Call That A Buddy?” – Louis Armstrong – C’est Ci Bon: Satchmo in the Forties; Disc 1 Coal Cart Blues
“The Mallard” – Bunny Palmer with chorus – England World Library of Folk and Primitive Music, Volume 1
“Poem On An Underground Wall” – Chad Mitchell – Love, A Feeling Of
“Sadegurer Chosed’l” – Abe Schwartz Orchestra – Klassic Klezmer (Disc 2)
“A Child In These Hills” – Jackson Browne – Saturate Before Using
“Baba O’Riley” – The Who – Who’s Next (Deluxe Edition) (Disc 1)
“Home” – Bonnie Raitt – Sweet Forgiveness
“Billets Doux” – Django Reinhardt – Chronological Volume 3 The Paris Deccas 1938 & 1939
“Rosie” – Tom Waits – Closing Time
“All Blues” – Warren Vaché • Allan Vaché – Mrs. Vaché's Boys
“Marieka” – Chad Mitchell – Himself
“Dity Plachut [The Children Are Crying]” – The Ukrainians – The Ukrainians
“Johnny’s Garden” – Stephen Stills – Manassas
“Diddy Wa Diddie” – Leon Redbone – Double Time
“Maiden’s Prayer” – Dakota Dave Hull – Hull’s Victory
“The Knife-Edge” – Richard Thompson – Watching The Dark (Disc 1)
“Itta Anma Makaiga Karabato” – Shisars – The Rough Guide to the Music of Okinawa
“Mizmor l’toda” – New York Baroque; Eric Milnes, Director – The Songs of Solomon, Vol. 2, Holiday and Festival Music
“Good Luck” – Lou Lockett’s Orchestra – Dave Tarras: Yiddish-American Klezmer Music 1925 1956
“Playing In The Band” – Grateful Dead – So Many Roads (1965–1995) (Disc 4)
“Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up” – Pink Floyd – Zabriskie Point (Disc 1)
“Kiddush Le-Shabbat” – The Covenent – Festival of Light
“Fece da voi partita (FVB4)” – Paul Nicholson – Keyboard Music by Peter Philips

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