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Welcome to my little corner of Al Gore’s Internet. I’m Jareesa - I’m a scientist, a freelance writer, a knitter, wife to LM, mom to #BabyPi, and more. I love Queen Bey, squishy yarn, watching GBBO, and attempting to bake. Sometimes I rant, sometimes I rave, but I always tell the truth.

Random Music

Today is Day 11 of my 30 days of blogging challenge Today's prompt - Put your iPod on shuffle & list the first 10 songs that pop up.


I loves music. I had to replace my iPod with a 160GB classic model so that I could hold all my music, shows, movies and podcasts all in one place. My music collection is around 6000 songs, tho I admit I have a good amount of stuff that I don't listen to. I'd bet that some stuff I don't listen to is going to come up when I hit shuffle.

I love to listen to my iPod on shuffle. I get reacquainted with songs and artists I haven't listened to in a while. I rarely listen to an entire album on my iPod. I generally listen to podcasts, playlists or put it on shuffle.

So...and hit shuffle...and here's what came out...

"Problems" by Next - so don't judge me, but I loved that first Next album. Even though I hate "Too Close" it had some other good joints on it, and this is one of them. It's a duet with some random chick.

"Happy Holidays" by Andy Williams - yes my Christmas playlist stays on my iPod all year round! I love classic Christmas songs, cause I associate them with my childhood. The version has to be really good for me to enjoy a current artist doing their version of a classic like Happy Holidays. I actually love Peggy Lee's version of this song more than this version.

"Free Your Mind" by En Vogue - and we've reached the first song that I don't like. I only have it cause it was on an En Vogue greatest hits album I bought. This song annoys me, I prefer other En Vogue songs.

"Ode to Badu" by Jay Electronica - I'm not a Jay Electronica fan but I like this one. I got familiar with this song cause it was included in a Singles Awareness Day mixtape that I downloaded (and love).

"Sock It 2 Me" by Missy Elliott - I loves this song, it might be my favorite Missy song. A classic from her first album. Remember that video?

"Slow Love" by Usher - this was from Usher's first album, the one with "Can You Get With It?" and "Think Of You" on it. Let me tell yall, teenage Jubi played the hell outta this TAPE when it came out! I'd be holed up in my room listening to Usher on repeat daydreaming of the days when I'd have a boothing. Whenever I hear a song from this album I always think about my teenage years...

"Pulling Me Back" by Chingy - don't judge me for this one. I liked it since it sampled SWV's "Rain" and I actually like Tyrese's illiterate ass on the hook.

"Backseat Freestyle" by Kendrick Lamar - Loves me some Kendrick, but it took me a minute to like this song.

"More Than A Woman" by Static Major - this is actually an early demo of Aaliyah's "More Than A Woman" that was included on a compilation of a bunch of recordings that were left after Static Major's death. There are elements in this demo version that ended up in the final song, but the versions are very different.

"Guilty Conscience" by Wiz Khalifa - off one of his recent mixtapes. I'm ehhh on this song but I liked this mixtape.

There you go - 10 songs from my iPod on shuffle...interesting mix.

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