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pre-sleep shuffle

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

last night’s pre-sleep shuffle . . .

Crosseyed Hearts – Keith Richards
Down By The Water – PJ Harvey
Walking in the Rain – Grace Jones
Frank Sinatra – Cake
Hoochie Woman – Tori Amos
Holy Mackerel – Les Claypool & The Holy Mackeral
Kickstand Hog – Critters Buggin
Heartbreak Hotel – John Cale
G Song – Terry Riley
The Men Who Rule The World – Garbage
Heavy Balloon – Fiona Apple
My Baby – John Hiatt
Desolation Row – Bob Dylan


bison onto shuffalo

Friday, July 30th, 2021

bison onto shuffalo . . .

Your Mama Won’t Like Me – Suzi Quatro
Poverty Train – Laura Nyro
I Was in the House When the House Burned Down – Warren Zevon
Colour Blind – Poly Styrene
On My Radio – The Selectors
Stuff Is Way – They Might Be Giants
Little Liars – Ida Mae
Speak Out – Rising Appalachia w/ Ani Difranco
Devil’s Got Your Boyfriend – Tracy Bonham
Strong Feelings – Dry Cleaning
Woman – Susheela Raman
Trillium – Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band
If Jesus Drove A Motor Home – Jim White w/ Aimee Mann
The Reoccurring Dream – Joni Mitchell
Shoo Lie Loo – Ranky Tanky
Finger Pies – Anika


weird shuffled edge, middle, old . . .

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

weird shuffled edge, middle, old . . .

Glueland – Do Nothing
Money Jungle – Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach
Mainline Prosperity Blues – Mimi & Richard Farina
Bill Gates – Critters Buggin
A Swamp Dog’s Tale – Goat Girl
Istanbul (Not Constantinoble) – They Might Be Giants
Gimme the Car – Violent Femmes
Rhumba Blues – Little Willie Littlefield
I’m Waiting for the Man – The Velvet Underground
Mexican Radio – Wall of Voodoo
The Snake and the Moon – Dead Can Dance
Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
Hell on Heels – Pistol Annies
The Protege – John Cale & Terry Riley
Boogie in the Dark – Jimmy Reed
Monkey in a Silo – Jim White
God is God – Juno Reactor


no way to improve on this musical haiku

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

A perfect 3-song shuffle last night as I sat in the dark listening to rain.

Church of Anthrax – John Cale & Terry Riley
Rivers – Skinny Puppy
Switch Blade – Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

Was going to see what the A.I. chose for song four, but realized there was no way to improve on this musical haiku, and went to bed instead.


shuffle humor

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

sometimes shuffle has sense of humor

Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
Eternal Consumption Engine – Primus
Tried to Be a Man – Rickie Lee Jones
Dig, Lazarus, Dig – Nick Cave
My Brain – Mose Allison
Johnny – Suicide
Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
Church of Anthrax – John Cale & Terry Riley
I’d Rather Be a Devil – Guadalupe Plata
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Mother Tongue – Dead Can Dance
Friction – Television
My Shit’s Fucked Up – Kinky Friedman
Walking Into Battle With The Lord – Chumbawamba


unsubtle shuffle

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

unsubtle shuffle

Bad Kitty – Liz Phair
Switch Blade – Duke Ellington
Hoochie Woman – Tori Amos
I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges
John/Joseph – The Narcotix
Strong Feelings – Dry Cleaning
Agnostic Preacher’s Lament – Todd Snider
Burning – King Buffalo
Fistful of Glass – Tal Wilkenfeld
Crying Lightning – Arctic Monkeys
Mockingbird Hill – Les Paul & Mary Ford
Brotherman – John Cale
TV Spot (Apr. 71) – Can
Egyptian Blues – Ellen McIlwaine
Path of Wellness – Sleater-Kinney
Strange Girl – Laura Marling


new strange and old

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

new strange and old shuffle in the dark…

Home on the Range – Roy Rogers
The Resignation vs The Comeback Special – Todd Snider
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Black & Tan Fantasy – Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
Gimme the Car – Violent Femmes
Night Train – Jimmy Forrest
Identikit – Radiohead
Criss Cross – Thelonious Monk
John/Joseph – The Narcotix
Below This Level (Patient’s Song) – Can
More Big Birds – Dry Cleaning
Restin’ Bones – Primus
A Number of Microphones – Propellerheads
Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Spit of Love – Bonnie Raitt


my Dylan shuffle

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Dylans on my A.I. shuffle list

003 – Everything Is Broken
019 – Like A Rolling Stone
041 – Mozambique
042 – Someday Baby
043 – Things Have Changed
045 – Ballad of a Thin Man
058 – Desolation Row
066 – False Prophet
079 – Crossing the Rubicon
157 – One More Cup Of Coffee
158 – Thunder on the Mountain
161 – Highway 61 Revisited
282 – Lonesome Day Blues

previous Dylans on list

Beyond the Horizon
Beyond Here Lies Nothing
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Down Along the Cove
Goodbye Jimmy Reed
Gotta Serve Somebody
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Just Like A Woman
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Most of the Time
Mr. Tamborine Man
My Own Version of You
Not Dark Yet
Positively 4th Street
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Spirit on the Water
Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
This Dream of You
To Be Alone With You


the between of women and men

Monday, May 24th, 2021

recent A.I shuffles

Fat Man – Beth Hart
They Come At Night – Marianne Faithful
Sideshow – Mary Gauthier
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Lay Down (Udder Sounds acoustic edit) – Goat Girl
Wicked Way – Imelda May
Woman – Susheela Raman
Redondo Beach – Patti Smith
Never Say Never – Romeo Void
Kill Your Mama – Alicia Keys
Ain’t Nothin’ In Ramblin’ – Bonnie Raitt & Steve Freund
Fuck and Run – Liz Phair
God & the FBI – Janis Ian
Deep Dish – Ani Diranco
Hell on Heels – Pistol Annies
Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
Strange Girl – Laura Marling
Devil’s Got Your Boyfriend – Tacy Bonham
Scary Latin Love Song – Mary Margaret O’Hara
Black Caffeine – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Free Man in Paris – Joni Mitchell
Tried to be a Man – Ricki Lee Jones
Hoochie Woman – Tori Amos
4th & Vine – Sinead O’Connor
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
Welcome to Hell – Hen Ogledd


the Claypool Conspiracy

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

1997 Joe Vecchio turned me on to Highball With The Devil by Les Claypool and The Holy Mackerel.

Since then these Claypool collaborations have snuck onto my 300-song A.I. shuffle list.

121 – Mushroom Men – Les Claypool
122 – Holy Mackerel – Les Claypool & The Holy Mackerel
123 – Highball with the Devil – Les Claypool & The Holy Mackerel
124 – Hendershot – Les Claypool & The Holy Mackerel
146 – Wounded Knee – Primus
208 – Hip Shot from the Slab – Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains
209 – Shadow of a Man – Oysterhead
210 – Mary the Ice Cube – Primus
211 – Wield the Spade – Oysterhead
212 – Sathington Waltz – Primus
213 – Elephant Ghost – Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains
245 – Beezlebub – Beats Antique w/ Les Claypool
271 – Riddles Are Abound Tonight – Sausage
272 – The Ends? – Primus
273 – Hello Wonkites – Primus
274 – Candy Man – Primus
275 – Oompa TV – Primus
276 – Eternal Consumption Engine – Primus
277 – Restin’ Bones – Primus
278 – The Chastising of Renegade – Primus

from Wiki –

Leslie Edward Claypool (born September 29, 1963) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, author, director, and actor. He is best known as the founder, lead singer, bassist, primary songwriter, and only continuous member of the American funk metal band Primus. His playing style on the bass is well known for mixing tapping, flamenco-like strumming, whammy bar bends, and slapping.

Claypool has also self-produced and engineered his solo releases from his own studio, Rancho Relaxo. In 2006, a full-length feature film, Electric Apricot, written and directed by Claypool, was released, as well as his debut novel South of the Pumphouse. He wrote and performed the theme songs for the adult animated television series Robot Chicken and South Park.


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