The iPod Shuffle. You know the rules. No lying, no cheating, what you see is what you get. Alright, first ten, here we go...
"On Top" - The Killers [buy album]
Oh Brandon Flowers, why'd you have to go and make a bad Bruce Springsteen album? And then tell the world it was the second coming? It makes me miss even the lesser songs off of Hot Fuss, like this one, which is still pretty awesome.
"Take Me Anywhere" - Tegan and Sara [buy album]
If you haven't given these Canadian-born-lesbian-identical-twin-sisters a chance, you really should. If you have and you weren't impressed, then listen to this song again. Or this one. If you're still not a fan, then you're clearly prejudiced against lesbians or Canadians or twins. Shame on you.
"Answering Machine" - The Replacements [buy album]
A wonderful little, uplifting number for all of you in long-distance relationships.
"Try to breathe some life into a letter
Losing hope, never gonna be together
My courage is at its peak
You know what I mean
How do you say you're okay to an answering machine?
How do you say good night to an answering machine?"
"Back To Hell" - Alkaline Trio [buy album]
Any other Trio fans out there? If so, check out Matt Skiba's side project, Heavens. They're playing a few shows in LA in March, let's go!
"Your Legs Grow" - Nada Surf [buy album]
One of my favorites off their latest album.
"If you were here, baby, we'd increase the dose
There was no fear in my room when we got close
Call me anytime you've got a ghost
And you're the only person in the world I feel that way about
And if you move off to the side I'll get swept back out
Where it's cold but not that deep cause your legs grow"
"Cherry Bomb" - The Runaways [buy album]
I love you Joan Jett. Girls playing rock and roll in leather and lingerie never gets old.
"California" - Phantom Planet [buy album]
Ah, fitting. Anyone else feel weird yesterday without The OC? It felt like it should still be around, a phantom feeling if you will. Har har. Thank you.
"Fuckin' In The Bushes" - Oasis [buy album]
I forgot I had this song. First heard it in Snatch. Random fact of the day, the song contains samples from Murray Lerner's documentary, "Message to Love - Isle of Wight 1970".
"You Got Me All Wrong" - Dios Malos [buy album]
Geez, do I have any songs not featured on The OC?? The correct answer is no.
"Fall In Two" - Guster [buy album]
Off their album Parachute, this is a fun song, reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel. I'm generally not a huge fan of Guster's earlier material though, only because I think it furthers people's assumptions that they are just another "college frat boy" band, which is definitely NOT the case. Listen to the albums Keep It Together and Ganging Up On The Sun. Amazing songwriting and harmonies. Check out their myspace, I love their "Joe's Place" videos.
Phew, done. Nothing too embarrassing. I'm just waiting for "Shape Of My Heart" by the Backstreet Boys to pop up one of these weeks. Leave a comment with your iPod shuffle list!