My iPod Has Issues – The Name Game

16 Jul

It’s been a while since I delved into the psyche of my iPod. For those who don’t know, my iPod has no direction and is misunderstood by a lot of people. It is filled with music from different genres and time periods. It has been told that it contains nothing less than 20 years old. I’m not sure that is true, but it definitely has an old soul. Most people who listen to my iPod have a difficult time understanding how such a collection could have come together in the first place.

This blog is littered with posts about my iPod, and you can psychoanalyze it yourself here, here, and here. In these couch sessions, I simply hit shuffle and list the songs that pop up. Indeed, it is a wide variety, but I still can’t see why people say “can we please listen to something else?” when my iPod is trying to entertain them.

In this post, I am looking at my iPod from an altered perspective by focusing on one of its playlists. This one is called “What’s In a Name?” and contains selections that have the names of people in their titles. Clever, huh? So, a dosey-doe and here we go.

1. “All About Clovis Ledbetter” by Jerry Clower

2. “Rocky’s Reward” by Bill Conti

3. “Rhiannon” by Stevie Nicks

4. “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” by The Ramones

5. “Ziggy Stardust” by David Bowie

6. “William, It Was Really Nothing” by The Smiths

7. “Jack & Coke” by Lynda Kay

8. “Truck Turner” by Isaac Hayes

9. “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John

10. “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight” by Robbie Robertson

11. “Jack & Diana” by John Mellencamp

12. “Willie, Waylon and Me” by David Allan Coe

13. “Marriage of Dale and Ming” by Queen

14. “Death of Floyd Collins” by John Prine and Mac Wiseman

15. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton

16. “Father Ramirez” by Ennio Morricone

17. “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones

18. “The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde” by Merle Haggard

19. “Caroline No” by The Beach Boys

20. “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys

I really don’t think my iPod is all that strange.

10 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – The Name Game”

  1. leslinalicia July 16, 2012 at 22:06 #

    Mr. Coe. Always a good choice.

    • surroundedbyimbeciles July 17, 2012 at 00:27 #

      I saw him at the Wild Horse. He introduced the crowd to his fifth ex-wife.

  2. Madame Weebles July 16, 2012 at 23:29 #

    The Marriage of Dale and Ming! I don’t think I know anyone else who has the Flash Gordon soundtrack. Respect.

    • surroundedbyimbeciles July 17, 2012 at 00:28 #

      Thank you. I am honored. But, I thought everyone had the Flash Gordon soundtrack.

      • Madame Weebles July 17, 2012 at 00:30 #

        That’s possible. It could be that I’m the only one who *doesn’t* have it. In which case I guess I need to consult the iTunes Store.

  3. myinfinitelife July 16, 2012 at 23:53 #

    I don’t think it’s strange either. I think most people have an eclectic mix. Here’s mine:

    • surroundedbyimbeciles July 17, 2012 at 00:29 #

      Interesting stuff. I read your post through twitter. I like my collection. It’s other people who listen to it with scrunched noses. Ha

  4. paintlater July 17, 2012 at 10:15 #

    Beats an A and B side!

    • surroundedbyimbeciles July 17, 2012 at 15:42 #

      So true.


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