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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

When Memes Attack

I've been tagged by Orthomom!

What's On Your iPod?
1. Turn on your mp3 player.
2. Hit shuffle.
3. Put the first fifteen songs that come up in a post. No matter how embarassing. No cheating!

I don't have an ipod, but I do have an MP3 player. Here's my list- and it IS embarresing.
I guess all the "cool stuff" sank to the bottom when I shuffled.

Rain King - Counting Crows
Warning - Green Day
Fallen - Sarah Mclaughlin
The first cut is the deepest - Cheryl Crow
Takes a little time - Amy Grant
What’s so funny about peace love and understanding - Elvis Costello
Me and Juilo - Paul Simon
Big me - Foo Fighters
Behind these hazel eyes (acoustic version) - Kelly Clarkson
Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows
Gravity Fails - Bottle Rockets
Hero in me - Jeffery Gains
Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
Steal my kisses - Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
One - U2

I don't know who to tag on this one but if any of my readers want to pick it up let me know and I will link to it here!


At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and I have one song in common in our lists... I'll post mine soon.

Except for Kelly Clarkson, I don't think your list is embarrassing!

At 2:38 PM, Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

On Shmini ‘Atzeret me and a friend's aptmate and the aptmate's friends had a long discussion about what the heck does that Me and Julio song mean????!??!

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Yes, the Kelly Clarkson is the most embaressing song on there, but it's the accoustic version which is not bad... really!
$5 says it's Elvis Costello we have in common!

Steg- that song is just a little NY story I think. They never do tell you what the boys got in trouble for but that's half the fun of the song.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger and so it shall be... said...

I tried to make up for ignoring your last MEME invite by voluntarily baring my musical tastes for the world to judge. See for yourself...

At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't have a blog, an ipod, nor an mp3 player. Do have rhythmbox (mp3 player software) on desktop, and this is the top 15 (shuffled) from my most recent playlist. (Sorry, not really embarrassing... this is things I'll listen to at home with the kids around, so no Bette Midler or anything like that.)
1. Lonely People -- Mordechai Ben David (MBD)
2. Bavel -- from Almost on Broadway by Shlock Rock
3. Shabbos Day in the Park -- Gershon Veroba
4. The Master Artist -- JEP (Jewish Education Program? I think)
5. Maaminim Bnei Maaminim -- MBD
6. To Unite All Jews -- Shlock Rock
7. Mesechta #5 -- Gershon Veroba
8. Under The Chupah -- Shlock Rock
9. Imagine -- JEP
10. 49 Days To Count The Omer -- Shlock Rock
11. Tamid B'Simcha -- MBD
12. Late In The Evening -- Gershon Veroba
13. Daddy Dear -- MBD
14. Birthright Anthem - JJ's Song -- Shlock Rock
15. Yerushalayim -- MBD

I think I've just proved I'm boring.

At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's forbidden to listen to music until the Beis Hamikdash gets rebuilt. It's the equivalent of eating a cheeseburger.

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they made me not listen to music until the Beis HaMikdash gets rebuilt (my Rav okayed it, consult your own), I'd be locked up somewhere. And my family would be in chaos. I go absolutely stir-crazy during Sephiras Ha-Omer and the Three weeks before Tisha B'Av (which is the point of avoiding music, then, I know) and even my littles feel the difference. We mourn better having music now so we can not listen to it then.

(Sorry, Shifra, if that counts as "feeding the trolls.")

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I actually LIKE that Kelly Clarkson song...

Wow, Shifra, you're younger that I'd thought. It's interesting that our taste in music dates us.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger chuck said...

Frumteens said...
It's forbidden to listen to music until the Beis Hamikdash gets rebuilt. It's the equivalent of eating a cheeseburger.

WHAT!! WHO! aserd music 'till moshiach comes?
drivel! utter nonsense!
what garbage! balony!
shtus! big time shtus! popycock! garbage! uh uh uh
(wait, let me consult a thesaurus)

every chasuna you go to has music playing
loudly (different blog)
never seen anyone say no music

bull hooey bunkum (I love those)

I actually ate a cheeseburger at a place called sara's pizza in north miami was neither meat nor dairy
was good though

At 6:27 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Ezzie - how old did/do you think I am?!

At 6:29 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Chuck - don't worry about "frumteens" he's just someone kidding around (although I wish I knew who it was!) Nothing to get worked into a lather over.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger chuck said...

I know
I rather enjoyed it!
you are 22

At 7:01 PM, Blogger chuck said...

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At 7:05 PM, Blogger Y.Y. said...

i love kelly clarkson!!!!

At 7:10 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Oh I'm a lot older than 22!

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

Shifra is 32. See here.

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Good work Mar!
I'm acutally 33 now, my birthday is on Sukkos.

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Your musical tastes are generally more modern than mine, but I like a few of these, especially the Elvis Costello - "What’s so funny about peace love and understanding" is my favorite of his songs!

Unfortunately I can't play because I don't have an IPOD or a MP3 Player. Still living in the dark agres, I guess (my kids do have these things though).

Miriam P., I'm worse than you! I do listen to recorded music during sefira, but avoid live music. I wrote about it here.

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Mar Gavriel said...

I'm acutally 33 now, my birthday is on Sukkos.

Oh, right. I forgot to take that into account.

At 11:54 PM, Blogger orthomom said...

So Elvis Costello all around, I see.

At 11:54 PM, Blogger orthomom said...

So Elvis Costello all around, I see.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger chuck said...

dear mar gavriel
while i apprieciate a great memory
you need to apply it to something worthwhile
like a degree in something
or as a bochur you might try a yeshiva
these comment are not intended to ridicule or hurt
i honestly think the UNCF slogan applies
"A mind is a terrible thing to waste"

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Mar Gavriel said...


I agree. I'm wasting my life on these blogs.

At 1:51 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Shifra - I'm kind of new here, but I originally thought early-mid 30's. After your music post, I thought late 20's. I guess I was right the first time!

At 2:06 PM, Blogger Anonymous the Cat said...

Yikes! You are all making me feel really old.

At 3:11 PM, Blogger Anonymous the Cat said...


I saw your comment on my Israel post. Maybe you can devote a whole post here to answering my Israel question.

At 6:28 PM, Blogger and so it shall be... said...

"Y.Y. said...
i love kelly clarkson!!!!"

I am thoroughly not surprised.

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who in heck is kelly clarkson

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Eliyahu said...

first, there was no time for blogging. then there was no time to touch up digital photos. now there's no time to rip my CDs for the iPod that i didn't buy yet. sigh.


At 11:33 PM, Blogger ... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

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At 11:36 PM, Blogger ... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Miriam P, I think you just made Lenny of Shlock Rock very happy (and wealthy too.)

At 11:38 PM, Blogger ... Is the Window to Our Soul said...

Oh dear, I am way behind the times because I don't have either one. Chanukah Harry, if you are reading this...hint, hint!


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