a modern Samsung smart phone sitting top of a notebook. There is an image on the phone’s screen that looks like a vintage cassette tape, with a label reading: Mix Tape

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It’s that time again! I’m bringing back something from my old, regular blogging days of the mid-aughts: the Friday Random Ten. I don’t remember who started this tradition, but a bunch of us Philly bloggers would bring this around every Friday. The basic rules are:

  1. fire up your digital music player
  2. go to “all songs“ and shuffle play everything
  3. note the first 10 songs to show up, without skipping anything
  4. create your playlist

Today’s Friday Random Ten, brought to you by

  1. “Breakdown (bonus track)” – GrooveWorthy, The 80’s Dream Compilation Tape, Volume 2
  2. “Time” – Hootie & the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View
  3. “NY-San Anton” – The Ladybug Transistor, Daytrotter Session: SXSW (Jun 6, 2007)
  4. “Cecilia” – Simon & Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
  5. “Come Undone” – Duran Duran, Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)
  6. “New Horizons” – Timecop1983, Reflections
  7. “The Great Gig in the Sky” – Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
  8. “Welcome to My Room” – Vietnam, Daytrotter Session: Jan 14, 2007
  9. “First Tube” – Phish, Y100 Sonic Sessions, Volume 5
  10. “Invincible” – Muse, Black Holes and Revelations

Artists I’ve seen live: Duran Duran, Muse

Stuff I’ve kinda seen live, but no, not really: pretty sure it doesn’t count as “live” by watching The Wizard of Oz while Dark Side of the Moon plays.

Favorite track on the list: this playlist could be a banger if put into a proper order, so this is difficult. Call it: GrooveWorthy, since I’m feeling the retrowave vibe today. (see also Timecop1983)

Least favorite track on the list: uuuuuuuuh. 🤔 Phish? Maybe? but not really?