Friday Genius Ten “Releasing The Luddite Within” Edition
In order to give up at least one thing of mine that takes up space in ye ol’ New York apartment, I’ve decided that I’ll allow myself my vinyl collection, but convert all my CDs to MP3s. It’s been taking me all week to do it, though admittedly, it’s not like I’m burning CDs 24/7. (But seriously, at least 5-6 hours a day have been dedicated to the task. At least.) I’m coming towards the end, so I thought I’d grab a song at random from the ones downloaded and build a Genius mix off it. This is what I got. Leave yours in comments.
Original song: “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night” by Wayne Country (cover of the Electric Prunes song)
1) “Sonic Reducer”—The Dead Boys
2) “Lexicon Devil”—The Germs
3) “Blank Generation”—Richard Hell
4) “I’m Waiting For The Man”—The Velvet Underground
5) “Excuse, Excuse”—The Seeds
6) “One Chord Wonders”—The Adverts
7) “Jet Boy”—The New York Dolls
8) “Agitated”—The Electric Eels
10) “Pirate Love”—Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers
Before this is all over, it looks like I’ll have added more than 3,500 songs to my song list. Let’s not try to figure out how many days it would take to play that all the way through. Maybe that should be a mission of mine one of these days, to play through every song in my iTunes until the very end, and ruthlessly evaluate how much I like each one. Right now, it says it would take about 30 days of straight music playing to listen to each one. Obviously, I can’t do 30 days 24/7. Perhaps there’s an easier way to go about this. I’ve already sorted it by time and dug out anything that’s not really a song, like intro stuff or those between-song skits that are on some hip hop albums. Suggestions on culling a collection are welcome. In the meantime, some videos are below the fold.