We’ve had plenty of ‘What’s in your CD Player’ and ‘Music Poll’ threads here in the past. I figured it was about time we had a little comparison thread where posters list 9 songs in order they played in shuffle mode from their computer jukebox or portable mp3 player.
Requirements to play:[list=a][li]Ability to post to the SDMB [/li][li]An Portable mp3 Player or Computer Jukebox program that plays audio files on shuttle mode[/li][li]A few minutes free time[/list][/li]Rules of the game:[ol][li]With your player in shuffle mode, start at the top of your main (all songs) library – not a specific playlist.[/li][li]For iPod users: Confirm you’re in Shuffle Mode in Settings and hit ‘Play’ on the 1st track to come up on your song list.[/li][li]Type in the Track Title & Artist for each song that plays to the reply box in this thread.[/li][li]After you’ve listed the 9th track, post them to this thread.[/ol][/li]Extra Credit: (Just for comparison purposes) Write down the # of tracks on your player or in your library.
You may ask: ‘Why list 9 tracks instead of 5, or 10, or 25?’ I don’t know, maybe cuz it was John Lennon’s favorite number. Or maybe cuz Miles Drentell’s line “Why this need to ‘decimalize’ everything?” has been stuck in my head for the last 14 years. I guess I picked 9 tracks because it’s quick, easy and just about the right quantity to get a very general view of what kind of tracks are in your player.
I figure it will be an interesting to see what randomly comes up on other people’s players. These digital segues that come out of thin air are one of those little quirks I like about the digital age.
Even if I could recall the laws of probability from college days, I don’t believe it would be possible to calculate the odds that 2 posters will have a matching track from their list – The odds of such an event would be astronomical.
By the way: For those of you who wanna play along, don’t fudge the results. If a track that you don’t want anyone to know you have on your player comes up, don’t be embarrassed to include it. I’ve had segues like Run Joey Run => Sweet Loaf => All Sides Now => Fuck You => Singing The Blues => Deutschland Has Gotta Die come up and they’re almost always enjoyable to list to.
So, if you’ve got a moment, post em up – and let’s see what happens. Here I go:
4,130 songs (Device: iPod)[ul]
[li]1/4130: Hash Pipe – Weezer[/li][li]2/4130: Keep On Running – Spencer Davis Group[/li][li]3/4130: Born To Run(ny Eggs) – Bottom Line All Stars[/li][li]4/4130: Pretend We’re Dead – L7[/li][li]5/4130: I’m Just A Singer (In a Rock & Roll Band) – Moody Blues[/li][li]6/4130: Church Bells May Ring – The Willows[/li][li]7/4130: Warped – Red Hot Chili Peppers[/li][li]8/4130: You Need Love – Muddy Waters[/li][li]9/4130: Judy Is A Dick Slap – Belle & Sebastian[/ul][/li]That just scratched the surface…but it was the 1st nine tracks.