I bought myself a new iPod for my birthday (since no one else was thinking clearly enough to buy me one, apparently).
I usually just hit “Shuffle songs” and I instantly have the worlds best commercial-free radio station. I’ve noticed recently that something is strange about the songs that it picks to play. For example, the last four songs were all disturbingly related to death.
Living Dead Girl (Rob Zombie)
Coattails of a Dead Man (Primus)
A Leonard Cohen song which starts: “See you from the other side”
Take it With Me (Tom Waits)
Old long since gone
Now way back when
We lived in Coney Island
Ain’t no good thing
I’m gonna take it with me
When I go
If you’re susceptible to that sort of nonsense. (he says with just a little too much conviction)