A better random.

Sunday, June 24, 2007
When I drive, I often times like to put my iPod on random and just listen to whatever comes up. I rarely want to hear a specific genre when driving ... if I'm looking for specifics, it'll be a specific song (or a specific artist at the very most).

The downside of just hitting 'random' is that half my collection is classical music, and I don't like that to interrupt my popular music listening time. When I want classical, I'll seek it out.

I haven't gotten around to setting a custom playlist to filter out the clsasical, but I found a very neat way to "shuffle" the songs and keep the classical mostly seperated: Just play the songs in order of song title!

It sounds silly, but check out the eclecticness (is that a word) of what has come up in the last two days when I started it at a random point:

Some Like It Hot - Power Station
Something About You - Level 42
Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails
Something Wicked - Herbaliser
Somewhat Damaged - Nine Inch Nails
Song for Junior - Beastie Boys
Song for the Man - Beastie Boys
Sonne - Rammstein
Soul Free - George Michael
Sour Times - Portishead
Southern Man - Neil Young
Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears for Fears
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Spanish Castle Magic - Jimi Hendrix
Speak English or Die - Stormtroopers of Death
Speak to Me; Breathe - Pink Floyd
Special - Garbage
Speechless - Cibo Matto
Spiders - Space

I could keep going, but I won't. But future artists included Zero 7, The Police, KMFDM, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Donald Fagen, Tool, N.W.A., Paula, Depeche Mode, Huey Lewis and the News, Rush, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Stevie Wonder. How's that for eclectic?