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Initial post: Jun 16, 2011 6:36:32 PM PDT
Working Man says:
I used to like the "What's on your IPod" suffle discussions that we used have on these forums. So, let's try again. What is on your iPod or MP3 player or computer playlist when you hit shuffle. Be honest and include the last 10 or more songs that have played or if you can see what's coming (like iTunes DJ).

I am listeing to music using iTunes DJ right now and here's what's currently playing or will be playing:

1. The Dog Years - Jethro Tull
2. Countdown's Begun - Ozzy Osbourne
3. St. Teresa - Joan Osborne
4. Only Time - Robin Trower
5. Anthem - Rush
6. Any Fule Kno That - Deep Purple
7. Sammy's Alright - Kossoff,Kirke,Tetsu.Rabbit
8. Medley: a) Fanfare For The Common Man b) Karn Evil 9 [Live] - Greg Lake
9. The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair - Led Zeppelin
10. Movin On - Bad Company
11. Trouble No More - Allman Brothers
12. Not Responsible - Deep Purple
13. Tears of the World - Uriah Heep
14. Distrubing the Priest - Black Sabbath
15. Young Love - Rival Sons
16. The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
17. Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream
18. Soldier of Fortune - Thin Lizzy
19. Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
20. Cheatin' Woman - Lynyrd Skynyrd
21. Stone Free - Hendrix
22. Black lung Heartache - Joe Bonamassa
23. I'll Be Creepin' (previously unreleased version) - Free
24. Belly of the Blues - Sandi Thom
25. Broken White - Pearl

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 7:19:43 PM PDT
1. Living in the USA - Steve Miller Band
2. Smile Away - Paul McCartney
3. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
4. Fall at Your Feet - Crowded House
5. Salvation - Elton John
6. Too Shy to Say - Stevie Wonder
7. Dandelion - The Rolling Stones
8. You're Going to Lose That Girl - The Beatles
9. You Don't Pull No Punches But You Don't Push the River - Van Morrison
10. Ram On - Paul McCartney
11. Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
12. Soul Sacrifice - Santana
13. Thorn Tree in the Garden - Derek & the Dominos
14. May This Be Love - Jimi Hendrix
15. Luxury - The Rolling Stones
16. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
17. Full Force Gale - Van Morrison
18. He's a Whore - Cheap Trick
19. Say Goodbye - Cheap Trick
20. Don't Take Me Alive - Steely Dan
21. Money - The Rolling Stones
22. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Derek & the Dominos
23. Ain't That Loving You Baby - Elvis
24. Shadows and Light - Joni Mitchell
25. Did I Hear You Say You Love Me - Stevie Wonder

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 6:20:35 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
I don't own a shuffle...sorry!

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 7:19:56 AM PDT
B L T says:
Last 10:

Van Morrison - "Don't Go To Nightclubs Anymore"
Eric Clapton - "Revolution"
Elephant Revival - "Go On"
Beck - "No Complaints"
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - "Flight of The Cosmic Hippo"
Nickel Creek - "Smoothie Song"
Alexi Murdoch - "Blue Mind"
Jackson Browne - "My Problem Is You"
John Prine - "Glory Of True Love"
Papa John Creach - "Papa John's Downhome Blues"

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 11:26:53 AM PDT
Working Man says:
Vivazappa, it doesn't have to be an iPod Shuddle, if that is what you meant. Most iPod's and MP3 players have a shuffle or random feature (I think). Personally, I have an iPod and I use my computer and the iTunes DJ feature to random shuffle through all my music purchased or loaded from CD or LP that I've stored on my computer. I have enough hard drive space now and I've loaded almost all my music onto the computer. I love the DJ and Genius features since it plays only my music and it's like the perfect radio station. I especially use the shuffle when I am not sure what I am in the mood for as I eventually hit an artist that I feel like hearing more of. I know a lot of people my age (over 50) don't like digital music but I enjoy it.

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 11:35:37 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Yeah...I need to grab an i-pod or i-pad...and get in the 21st century!

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 11:56:55 AM PDT
B L T says:
Never thought I would, but I recently started buying MP3's (I'm almost 60). I don't own any sort of iPod device. I download MP3's to a flash drive which I can connect directly to the USB port on my home CD player (TEAC CD-P650) which has a shuffle feature. I'm estimating 300 songs on a 4 GB flash drive. I can also record my CD's directly from the player to the flash drive. I'm loving it. The only downside is; I need to keep track and print a list if I want to find an individual song.

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 12:28:08 PM PDT
B L T says:
Last 10:

Ian Anderson - "Eurology"
Peter Wolf - "Long Way Back Again"
Leon Russell - "Manhattan Island Serenade"
Steve Winwood - "Raging Sea"
Avishai Cohen-"Heavy Water - Prologue"
Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel"
John Fogerty - "River Is Waiting"
Mark Knopfler & Emma Lou Harris - "This Is Us"
Levon Helm - "Feelin' Good"
Herbie Hancock feat. Santana - "Safiatou"

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 12:32:37 PM PDT
B L T says:
I'm probably going to delete John Fogerty's - "River Is Waiting" soon.

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 4:14:46 PM PDT
Working Man says:
What's wrong with Fogerty's "River is Waiting"? I am not familiar with it, isn't it any good?

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 4:33:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 17, 2011 4:33:25 PM PDT
Working Man says:
1. Roll With Me - Johnny WInter
2. Boys in the Band - Mountain
3. Astral Traveller - Yes
4. Get What's Coming - Rival Sons
5. Dreams - The Allman Brothers
6. Written in the Stars - Blackmore's Night
7. Recognition - Detective
8. No Lullaby - Jethro Tull
9. Play with Fire - The Rolling Stones
10. Monster/Suicide/America - Steppenwolf

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 4:56:06 PM PDT
Rare Goat says:
Here goes nothing

1. 1921 - The Who (live at leeds)
2. Les Boys - Dire Straits
3. I'm in No Mood - The Fiery Furnaces
4. Streetwalker - Elf (an old band with Dio in it)
5. Wonderland - XTC
6. Massacre - Government Issue
7. Power and Glory - Lou Reed
8. A Reunion - Gentle Giant
9. The Motel Lobby - Frank Zappa (tape snippet of the 1970 Mothers in a motel lobby)
10. Insensatez - Robert Wyatt
11. Nothing Left Inside (demo) - Black Flag
12. Solitude - Peter Hammill
13. It is Accomplished - Peter Gabriel (from Passion)
14. Cuckoo Madame - Robert Wyatt (again)
15. Shutdown - OSI
16. Pennyroyal Tea - Nirvana
17. On a Glandular Level - Mike Keneally
18. Big as the Sun - Jad Fair
19. Man in a Shed - Nick Drake
20. A Long Time, a Long Way to Go - Todd Rundgren

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2011 5:12:21 PM PDT
B L T says:
It's good. It's been on my flash drive for weeks. Fogerty's voice sounds great, maybe better than when he was younger. He was 62 when the album "Revival" (2007) was made. I like the song.

There's a large discrepancy in the quality of the MP3 format, especially the difference in volume levels. When "River is Waiting" comes up on the rotation, it's just too loud.

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 5:19:32 PM PDT
F. E. Green says:
I can't list them all. I have a Zune that holds 10,000 songs. I have 3000 songs and 300 podcasts.

I play my entire collection (except the podcasts) on shuffle. Mixture of classical, country, rock, pop, showtunes. I would get bored listening to one genre. In 30 min I could hear Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Olivia Newton John, Michael Jackson, the Stones, the Beatles, Tchaikovsky, songs from Grease, and on and on...

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 6:22:35 PM PDT
1. Be My Baby - The Ronettes
2. Sittin' on a Fence - The Rolling Stones
3. The President - Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
4. Andmoreagain - Love
5. Thirty Days - Chuck Berry
6. Death Don't Have No Mercy - Grateful Dead
7. I'll Try Something New - The Miracles
8. I'm Only You - Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
9. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Set Me Free - The Kinks
11. Looking East - Jackson Browne
12. Double Life - The Cars
13. One Sided Love Affair - Elvis Presley
14. Detroit Rock City - KISS
15. Revolution 1 - The Beatles
16. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
17. If 6 Was 9 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
18. Some Mother's Son - The Kinks
19. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
20. Something - The Beatles

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 8:31:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 17, 2011 8:37:02 PM PDT
S. Rice says:
1. Don't Know Yet - Husker Du
2. Chelsea Girls - Nico
3. Close (To The Edit) - Art of Noise
4. Over The Wall - Escape from New York Soundtrack
5. Endgame - David Sylvian & Robert Fripp
6. Feed The Enemy - Magazine
7. Hunted - Pale Saints
8. Weather Report 2 - The Fall
9. Fall From Grace - Siouxsie & The Banshees
10. The Memories Returning - Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd
11. What In The World - David Bowie
12. 20 Years - Idaho
13. Cigarettes, Wedding Bands - Band of Horses
14. Wild Dogs in the Thunderbolt - Set Fire to Flames
15. Pearl - A.R. Kane
16. Left & Right - X
17. Spacehopper - Julian Cope
18. After Image - Section 25
19. I Can Feel It Fade Like An AM Single - Spoon
20. Desire - Talk Talk

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 9:12:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2011 10:04:36 AM PDT
B L T says:
Last 10:

Ryan Bingham - "Southside of Heaven"
Robbie Robertson - "The Right Mistake""
Savoy Brown - "All I Can Do"
Chris Thile - "Club G.R.O.S.S."
Sarah Jaroz - "Come On Up To The House""
The Notting Hillbillies - "Your Own Sweet Way"
Bob Dylan - "It's All Good"
Samantha Murphy - "Ring Of Fire"
John Martyn (With Phil Collins) - "Can't Turn Back The Years"
Beatles - "For You Blue"

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 12:12:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2011 12:13:20 PM PDT
Working Man says:
Vital Signs (live) - Rush
One Brown Mouse - Jethro Tull
Cold Hearted Woman - Rainbow
The Shape You're in - Eric Clapton
Eyes of the World - Rainbow
Turn on the Light - Derringer, Bogert and Appice (DBA)
Heft! - Fastway
Magic Man - Heart
Sunshine of Your Love (live) - Jack Bruce and Robin Trower
Badass - Black Robot
Keeping the Faith - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Big Guns - Rory Gallagher
Masserati GT (I Aint Got You) (live) - Blue Oyster Cult
Opium Trail - Thin Lizzy
Sunhine Help Me - Spooky Tooth
Fly Me Courageous - Drivin and Cryin
Good One Comin' On - Blackberry Smoke
Demon Eyes - The Answer
Satisfaction Guarranteed (live) - Paul Rodgers
Shin Kicker - Rory Gallagher

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2011 1:02:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2011 10:00:19 AM PDT
AlexMontrose says:
Working man,

I would do this but.......

Everyone has their "thing" set up differently. I think it's funny and cool depending on the person, etc. Some people have every piece of technology for their music. Itunes, earphones.. i don't even know the rest of the tech names off the top of my head and don't care...

The way I have mine works for me. I have a real nice computer stereo. My regular stereo (which is tremendous) hardly ever gets turned on anymore. Lp's are stored away, Cd's never get played, we know the story with radio , so that leaves your stuff...right? So I have mine in some kind of quasi order, MP3's, about 3500 covering a huge chunk of what I want to hear these days or what I feel is worth holding on to.

But......lol..the only thing I can't do unless i'm missing something is shuffle it. I mean I CAN shuffle when I 'm listening, I do that like you sometimes when I'm not in the mood for any particular type, just want to hear some music. But since it alphabetizes it the list of songs that appear in the window (you know, in Winamp for example, which I use) you can see 15, 20 songs. If it happens to fall on my songs starting with Sa...it's going to be songs starting with SA, then whatever's next, maybe Se, then Si...you know what I mean? So there's no true shuffle that I can do where it's just mixes up songs completely and then shows me what it mixed. It shows and plays me a song that it picked randomly but that list is still alphabetized, if all that makes sense.

So now one of you guys is going to tell me some big duh moment thing and it will be something ofcourse i should have thought of. But right now with my set up, unless i'm too lazy to really think about it or i'm missing something, not really sure how to get a total shuffle, completely mixing up my songs not just picking/playing a song and then showing my that song from a list that remains alphabetized..

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 3:58:41 PM PDT
Working Man says:
Alex, I don't know what you use to play your digital music, but I use iTunes mostly. It's free and you don't have to buy any mp3s from them, I am sure you can use the software on it's own. Two features I like are "iTunes DJ' which shuffles your entire music library or you can select playlists. The can even create 'smart playlists' which you can include artists, genre, or many other traits. This is great is you want to shuffle through only Heavy Metal or Prog or if you want only albums from the 60's (this one is not so good because rereleased albums don't usually use the original release date.

The other feature I like and you may need an account for this one, but accounts are free, is 'Genius'. It creates it's own playlists from your iTunes library, categories like Stoner Rock, Modern Country, Alternative, etc. You can also select a specific song and start Genius and it will create a playlist based on similar songs. I have saved a couple of those playlists because Genius did a good job. I really like iTunes, not sure if you're using Windows Media Player or Real Player and maybe you can do some cool things with them too, but iTunes has been my choice.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2011 4:10:59 PM PDT
Rare Goat says:
Here's an example of an "iTunes Genius" playlist.

I chose the first song, and iTunes chose the rest. Check it out:

Hells Bells - AC/DC
La Grange - ZZ Top
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
A Hard Days Night - Beatles
Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
Pinball Wizard - The Who
Proud Mary - CCR
Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
All Apologies - Nirvana
Dance the Night Away - Van Halen
Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin

etc

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 6:07:19 PM PDT
B L T says:
Questions. I'm new to MP3's and I'm trying to learn.

Is there a code in the MP3 file that identifies the song by genre? The Beatles "A Hard Days Night" seems out of place to me on a playlist with AC/DC and Iron Maiden, unless they are all lumped together under "rock". If the first song you choose is country, jazz, blues, bluegrass, etc., is that the genre the "iTunes Genius" would use to build a playlist?

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 6:19:02 PM PDT
I pod shuffle....no edits...(thats the hard part...sometimes there are "guilty pleasures" that pop up that you would rather not admit that you listen to!!!

Lady GaGa--The Edge of Glory (LOL...see what I mean???)
Kim Richey--Come Around
Bee Gees--I Started A Joke
Keith Urban--Sweet Thing
Michael Grimm--You Got Me Hummin'
Carbon Leaf--Life Less Ordinary
The Allman Brothers Band--Midnight Rider
Everything But the Girl--Get Me
Lone Justice---Don't Toss Us Away
The Beatles--Let It Be
Meatloaf--Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
The Cars--I'm Not the One
Santana--Little Wing
Nanci Griffith--Nickel Dreams
Elvis Presley--Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
The Turtles--Happy Together
Chris Knight--The River's Own
Stevie Wonder--Living For the City
Cher and Peter Cetera--After All
Pearl Jam--Dissident

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 7:51:19 PM PDT
Working Man says:
BLT, they do categorize songs by genre, sometimes it's off. Like some bands end up listed as pop, but might be rock and then some rock but are more heavy metal. So, I don't think it's an exact science, but it's usually pretty good. Often I change the genre in iTunes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2011 8:00:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2011 8:01:57 PM PDT
Working Man says:
Following Rare Goat's example, here's an iTunes Genius playlist that was generated when I picked the fist song "Funky Music" by Rick Derringer. The rest of the list was

It's All Over Now - Johnny Winter
I Don't Need No Doctor - Humble Pie
Lazy - Deep Purple
Rock and Roll Fantasy/Ticket to Ride - Bad Company
Hey Baby - Ted Nugent
Blowin' Free - Wishbone Ash
Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers Band
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Jesus Just Left Chicago (live) - ZZ Top
Rock Steady - Bad Company
Never Been Any Reason - Head East
Mississippi Queen - Mountain
30 Days in the Hole - Humble Pie
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Something Inside of Me - Rick Derringer
Boom Boom Out Go the Lights (live) - Pat Travers
One Way Out - The Allman Brothers Band
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
Stanglehold - Ted Nugent
Gettin Tighter - Deep Purple
Rock Me Baby - Johnny Winter

Sometimes it repeats artists and sometimes it has even played the exact same song twice in a row, but when you shuffle, you can 'refresh' and it gets you another set of songs. This list above was one I enjoyed so I saved it, not sure if I played it since, but it was a good set. I had saved one other playlist, but usually I like fresh lists where I don't know what's coming next. Just like the radio.
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