Good Friday Ten

The first ten songs randomly played by iTunes today:

  1. Us and Them - Pink Floyd
  2. The Breaking of the Fellowship - Howard Shore
  3. The Great Gig In the Sky - Pink Floyd
  4. I Close My Eyes and Count To Ten - Dusty Springfield
  5. Walking On Broken Glass - Annie Lennox
  6. Gethsemane - Peter Gabriel
  7. Shock The Monkey - Peter Gabriel
  8. Right Next Door - Robert Clay
  9. Division Bell - Pink Floyd
  10. Soon All Will Know - Wynton Marsalis
A list worthy of Good Friday: brokenness, division, guilt, and a wakeup call. I swear it was random...well, I accidentally clicked on the Annie Lennox song in the middle of the Great Gig in The Sky. When I tried to go back, the Dusty Springfield song popped up instead.

So, that's the first ten songs almost entirely played at random by iTunes today.

UPDATE: I left iTunes on random, and guess what? The Great Gig in the Sky came up again! So here's the list that might have been...
  1. Us and Them - Pink Floyd
  2. The Breaking of the Fellowship - Howard Shore
  3. The Great Gig In the Sky - Pink Floyd
  4. The Boy From New York City - Manhattan Transfer
  5. Desert Rose - Sting
  6. Death Letter - Cassandra Wilson
  7. Baby Come Home To Me - Manhattan Transfer
  8. Birdland - Weather Report
  9. Loneliness - Annie Lennox
  10. It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
This appears to be the soundtrack to a new Hollywood movie:

War kills a young boy's parents, and his grandmother, unable to care for him, sends him to an orphanage. Growing up there, he discovers an incredible singing talent that propels him to stardom. Then he meets the love of his life - a beautiful shy girl from an immigrant family. As they grow closer together, a letter arrives from the old country - she is betrothed, and the marriage can now take place. The boy arranges an elopement, but he only finds that she's left the country. He plunges into a doo-wop despair. His manager tell him he needs to take his act on the road - and books a tour of the girl's country. The girl, lonely for her own family, sees a poster of his tour and slips out to attend. Her husband-to-be pursues, but the boy gives him triple the dowry-price. The boy and girl are married and live happily ever after.

Okay, so it's not a really good movie: what do you expect from a randomized song list?