The rules (as passed along by holzman): Take out your iPod or other musical device. Put it in “random” mode. Hit “play.” Write down the first ten tracks that come up—and no fair putting in ones you think will make you look cool, or omitting ones that make you look like a total dork.
My rules: In the evening when I get in the car to go to work, I plug in & turn on the iPod, turn on the radio, and set the iPod to shuffle. I continue in shuffle mode until at least ten tunes have played; if ten tunes haven't played by the time I get to work, I pause the iPod, go in, then continue listening. (Once at least ten tunes have played, I sometimes listen to other, specific things. Sometimes I leave it on “shuffle” for the night.) When I get home in the morning, I capture the first ten tunes played.
“If You Need Oil” – Randy Newman – 12 Songs
“Bozo’s In Love Again” – Greg Brown – 44 & 66
“La Chanson des Vieux Amants [The Song Of Old Lovers]” – Judy Collins – Wildflowers
“Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie” – The Temperance Seven – The Parlophone Recordings Vol.2 (1962–1965)
“Homeless” – Paul Simon – Graceland
“The Fairground” – Ralph McTell – Streets of London—The Best of Ralph McTell
“A Foggy Day” – Pearl Bailey – The Best of Pearl Bailey: The Roulette Years
“Odun De! Odun De! [Happy New Year]” – Babatunde Olatunji – Drums of Passion and More, Vol.1
“My Black Mama (part 1) › My Black Mama (part 2)” – Son House – Masters Of The Delta Blues—Friends Of Charlie Patton
“Spell Mónisola” – Babatunde Olatunji – Love Drum Talk