Like most days, I was listening to my iPod in the car on the way into work. (Through the car speakers, people, the speakers!) I was tired and a tad cranky from being up late working on a few projects, and then getting up early to do more work. Apparently the little computer chip in that sliver of silver picked up on my crabby/not-enough-coffee vibe because it started playing these in sequence:
- Blue on Black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Depressing, sure, but I love KWS and this is one of my all-time favorites.)
- Somewhere I Belong – Linkin Park (Sort of an accidental purchase for me — I bought the Meteora CD on impulse – pre-iPod – because I liked “Breaking the Habit.” I quickly realized that every other song involved a bunch of screaming, rapping stuff my 30-something suburban tendencies couldn’t take… but this angst-filled one grew on me.)
- China – Tori Amos (Yet another ditty about distant, broken relationships – because you can never have too many of those, right? Tori’s voice is beautiful and haunting, but she scares me a little. I’m just saying.)
- Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues – Buddy Guy (The title kind of gives it away. I really like the blues, if for no other reason than the lyrics are usually easy to sing along to.)
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones (If you’ve never heard this one, there is no hope for you. Sorry.)
When ABBA’s “SOS“* came on I started to laugh. I mean, how could I not? I wasn’t really in a “bad” mood when I started out, but oddly enough the songs put me in a darn good mood by the time I got to work. I guess that means both the iPod and I have a sense of humor.
*Yes, I have eclectic musical taste. And I have lots of happy songs on my iPod, too.