As I try fruitlessly to get some actual reviews together from California-based artists, I figured now would be a good time to try to spark up another conversation between the two readers. I'm a big believer of a person's musical taste speaking volumes of who they are, and if one were to take my iPod and put it on shuffle, one would see that I'm kind of all over the goddamn place. I love how each song seamlessly flows into one another, even when coming from entirely different genres, as though curated by the best deejay ever. Which, obviously, I kind of am when it comes to the music on my player, as are you all.
So, to lead into the weekend, I want you to grab your phones or your iPods, go to your music, hit 'shuffle', and write down the first ten tracks that come up in the comments below. I think it'll be interesting to see where everyone stands. No explanations are necessary: just jot down the first ten songs that pop up. I've written mine below, and no, before you ask, there are no hints of future posts here: I still try to listen to music for fun, too, you know.
Masters Of Illusion - "Masters Of Illusion"
Joy Division - "Transmission"
Boot Camp Clik - "Had It Up 2 Here"
Holy Ghost! - "It Gets Dark"
Wu-Block - "Pull Tha Cars Out"
Fever Ray - "Keep The Streets Empty For Me"
The Smiths - "Asleep"
Action Bronson - "Falconry"
J-Zone - "I'm Fucking Up The Money"
Nas - "The Black Bond"
No surprise that my list is fairly East Coast-centric, which is another reason why I was trying the whole "California rappers only" experiment in the first place. I could probably keep this going, but that's not the point, and this blog is self-serving enough. Leave your playlists in the comments below, and maybe we'll all discover something new or new to us.