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My iPod Has Issues – The Semester Begins

30 Aug

Another semester has begun, and it is time to get into the swing of things. As usual, the first few days was all about going over the syllabi and explaining to the students the plan for the next couple of months. That means talking about assignments, class rules and all sorts of things.

This time I am teaching a couple of survey classes, which students have to take as part of the General Education Core. I am also teaching a class on Middle Eastern history. However, I am really looking forward to the new class on the History of American Music. With that kind of title, the course could go in many directions, but I am focusing on the 20th Century. There are some performers that college students need to know about.Rock

In honor of that class and because I need to be working on classes instead of blogging, we are going into my iPod to see what is happening. The music class is going to hear a lot of stuff that is crammed in there. Let us warm it up and get it ready for the semester.

“I’m a Man” by Bo Diddley

“Silver Wings” by Merle Haggard

“Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland

“Cover of the Rolling Stone” by Dr. Hook

“The Lonely Man” by Tennessee Ernie Ford

“Rocky Top” by The Osborne Brothers

“Outlands” by Daft Punk

“Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley

“Comin’ Home Baby” by Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

“Passing Zone Blues” by Coleman Wilson

“Voyager” by The Alan Parsons Project

“We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” by The Animals

“The Wanderer” by Dion

“My Heavy Load” by Big Mama Thornton

“Opening Mandelbrot” by Blue Man Group

“Volare” by Gipsy Kings

“All I Have to Do is Dream” by The Everly Brothers

“If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

“Look What You’ve Done to Me” by Boz Scaggs

“L&N Special” by Christine Kittrell

In a few days, I will be introducing students to some great artists. Hopefully, it will lead them to like some good music.

 

My iPod Has Issues – Part 5

14 Jun

Once again, it’s time to look into the psyche of my iPod. For those who don’t know, my iPod has split personalities. Sometimes it’s a punk rocker. Sometimes it’s a 50s crooner. Other times it sings the blues. Sometimes it plays songs that are known universally. Other times it plays songs so obscure that people wonder how they worked their way onto the list.

In short, it drives everyone crazy except me. In the past, I have shared some of the song titles to see if they drive you guys crazy, too. Here’s how this works. I put the iPod on random and list the first 20 songs that pop up. Afterwards, maybe you can play Sigmund Freud and help diagnose my iPod’s issues.Sigmund Freud

“Diga Diga Do” by The Mills Brothers

“Jackie Wilson Said” by Van Morrison

“The Wanderer” by Dion

“Rave On” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets

“It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry” by Bob Dylan

“Peaceful Easy Feeling” by The Eagles

“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” by The Propellerheads

“Same Old Lang Syne” by Dan Fogelberg

“Look to Your Orb for the Warning” by Monster Magnet

“What Do You Want From Me?” by Pink Floyd

“Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Deodato

“Carefree Highway” by Gordon Lightfoot

“Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro

“Monty Got a Raw Deal” by R.E.M.

“Maybellene” by Chuck Berry

“Mama Feel Good” by Lyn Collins

“Lost Again” by Yello

“Du Hast” by Rammstein

“Spanish Key” by Miles Davis

“The Sunset” by Ennio Morricone