June 7th, 2005


Ten random things: June 7

Ten books I've read this year:

  1. Kurt Eichenwald, Conspiracy of Fools
  2. Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-Kira
  3. Hannah McCouch, Mountain Betty
  4. Max Allen Collins, Road to Purgatory
  5. Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne, The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry
  6. Avi, Crispin: the Cross of Lead
  7. Avi and Rachel Vail, Never Mind
  8. Jim Wallis, God's Politics
  9. Robert Crais, The Forgotten Man
  10. Susan Coll, karlmarx.com
  • Current Music
    Ben Folds - Jesusland

Random thoughts on randomly selected songs

I have a playlist on my iPod composed of multiple versions of various songs. For example, I have three different versions of "Across the Universe," and five of "Ring of Fire." Anyway, earlier today I was listening to that playlist on shuffle, and nine of the first twenty songs were either Beatles songs or covers of Beatles songs (including all three versions of the "Across the Universe"). That strikes me as somewhat improbable, considering that there are only nineteen Beatles songs or covers on the whole 102-song playlist.

Also, on three separate occasions during the time I was listening to that playlist, two versions of the same song played back to back. The joys of randomness.
  • Current Music
    Ben Folds - Give Judy My Notice