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 me having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

  1. “Peace Frog” — Smash Mouth, Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors
  2. “Cherub Rock” — Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream
  3. “So Slowly” — Early Day Miners, Daytrotter Session: Jan 30, 2008
  4. “World Robot Domination” — Sudden Death, Fatal Error
  5. “You Suck” — The Murmurs, The Murmurs
  6. “Chasing Me” — Korn, The Untouchables
  7. “One Step at a Time (acoustic)” — Four Year Strong, Enemy of the World
  8. “Pour Some Sugar on Me” — Def Leppard, Hysteria
  9. “Round and Round and Round” — The Cure, Wild Mood Swings
  10. “Only in Dreams” — Weezer, Weezer

Artists I’ve seen live: Sudden Death

Favorite track on the list: while it is the song that got them the most airplay, The Murmurs’ “You Suck” is on an album that doesn’t get as much recognition as it should.

Least favorite track on the list: “Chasing Me”. Do I like Korn?

It amuses me: that Smash Mouth was followed by Smashing Pumpkins.