Your jukebox should know

· Music

Scalzi is spreading a meme:

  1. Open up the music player on your computer (if you have one — the music player, I mean. Clearly you have a computer, because otherwise you couldn’t read this).
  2. Set it to play your entire music collection.
  3. Hit the “shuffle” command.
  4. Tell us the title of the next ten songs that show up (with their musicians), no matter how embarrassing. That’s right, no skipping that Carpenters tune that will totally destroy your hip credibility. It’s time for total musical honesty.

OK, lessee – looks like I have to start with embarrassment (that’s what I get for copying my sister’s ’70s/’80s mix CD), and I’ll include one to grow on:

  1. “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” – Righteous Brothers
  2. “Junco Partner” – James Booker
  3. “Down in the Cockpit” – XTC
  4. “Cryptical Envelopment” – Grateful Dead
  5. “Cup of Kindness” – Emmylou Harris
  6. “Japanese Folk Song (Kojo No Tsuki)” – Thelonious Monk
  7. “Pleasant Moments” – Scott Joplin
  8. “Satellite” – Robyn Hitchcock
  9. “All We Have is Now” – Flaming Lips
  10. “A Soft Seduction” – David Byrne
  11. “Dear Prudence” – Jerry Garcia