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Astronomical Random Friday 10

I found it interesting when Zune pulled up three straight tracks with a decidedly astronomical feel to them.  Then I found it less interesting when I noticed that shuffle had been disabled and it was playing tracks in alphabetical order, so I eventually turned shuffle back on, but continued with the theme:

  1. Alien Hip Hop” – Planet X, Quantum
  2. “Alien Earth” – Synergy, The Jupiter Effect
  3. All About Satellites and Spaceships” – Seven Percent Solution, All About Satellites and Spaceships
  4. “All Around the World or Myth of Fingerprints” – Paul Simon, Graceland
  5. “All of the Above: Full Moon Rising/October Winds/Camouflaged in Blue/Half Alive/Undying Love/Full Moon Rising Reprise” – Transatlantic, SMPTe
  6. Edge of the World” – John Scott, Greystoke: Legend of Tarzan soundtrack
  7. “Oh Brother” – James Taylor, New Moon Shine
  8. The Great Gig in the Sky” – Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
  9. Under the Moon” – Camel, Harbour of Tears
  10. “Ride of Your Life” – Rick Wakeman, Return to the Centre of the Earth

Have an out-of-this-world weekend, and happy Father’s Day!


“Fusion Friday Random 10 for $200, Alex”

Hats off to IBM’s Watson computer for kicking some royal Jeopardy! butt this week.  This weeks’ 10 random tracks are from Live365 using “fusion” as the genre search:

  1. “Leeward Winds” – Billy Cobham, Magic
  2. “(It’s Just) Talk” – Pat Metheny Group, Still Life (Talking)
  3. “Mirage” – Jean Luc Ponty, The Very Best of Jean Luc Ponty
  4. 68” – Lee Ritenour, 6 String Theory
  5. “Five G” – Bill Bruford, One of a Kind
  6. Tell Me” – Chad Wackerman, Forty Reasons
  7. “Swarming Goblets” – Brett Garsed, Uncle Moe’s Space Ranch
  8. “The Thinking Stone” – Planet X, Quantum
  9. “Silly Putty” – Stanley Clarke, Journey to Love
  10. “Gazelle” – Lenny White, Anomaly

A Year 2000 Friday Random 10

On a whim, I set WMP to randomly play only songs from the year 2000; let’s see how this filter works out:

  1. “2116” – Planet X, Universe
  2. “Voodoodoodoo” – Ensemble Studios, Age of Empires Compilation soundtrack
  3. “Green Destiny (Love Theme)” – Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack
  4. Power of Denial” – Thomas Newman, American Beauty soundtrack
  5. Tierra Verde” – Jeff Lorber, The Definitive Collection
  6. “Headloss” – Caravan, Where But For Caravan Would I?*
  7. “Gibraltar” – Geoffrey Downes, The World Service
  8. “Seeing Her Again” – Roger Eno, The Long Walk
  9. Quiet Theme (End Titles)” – Richard Marvin, U-571 soundtrack
  10. Loser” – 3 Doors Down, The Better Life

*okay, this track is from 1974, but the compilation is from 2000

Well, not bad — even some good soundtrack action. TGIF, everyone!