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 that time a date kept emphatically telling me that I, whose favorite movie is The Muppet Movie, was very very wrong about the year in which it was released.

  1. “Never Before, Never Again (Instrumental)” — The Muppet Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  2. “Wonder” — Natalie Merchant, Tigerlily
  3. “I’ll Ruin Your Thoughts” — Tigers and Monkeys, Tigers and Monkeys
  4. “Rockin’ the Rhymes” — Arcane Addiction vs. MC Loki and Killa Ghozt, Here Comes a New Challenger II Turbo (Disc 1)
  5. “The Smallest Bones” — Castanets, Daytrotter Session: May 10, 2007
  6. “New Violence” — White Williams, Daytrotter Session: December 10, 2007
  7. “Box Set” — Barenaked Ladies, Gordon
  8. “Automatic Flowers” — Our Lady Peace, Clumsy
  9. “Achilles Last Stand” — Led Zeppelin, Presence
  10. “Fight” — The Cure, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Artists I’ve seen live: Natalie Merchant, MC Loki, Barenaked Ladies, Our Lady Peace

Favorite track on the list: usually I would absolutely pick anything from The Muppet Movie, but since it’s an instrumental, today I’ll go with “Automatic Flowers”.

Least favorite track on the list: still have not been in a Led Zeppelin mood lately.