Shuffle: All Songs
The emergence of the internet has definitely influenced the type and variety of music people listen to. The interaction of people on Twitter and Facebook, and the readily available music videos on YouTube, have all made the exposure and accessibility of music literally a click away. And now that we can carry over a few thousand songs in the palm of our hands, we have become walking music libraries. The beauty of this change in the way people listen and acquire music is that no one is ever complaining (except maybe for record labels).
Discovering a new album grants us hours of enjoyment in our cars, on Muskoka chairs, and even in depressing subway cars. We look forward to the chance of pressing play, and letting our thoughts and dreams dance with the tune of the song. The album eventually wears off its uniqueness and we go on to discover another one. If we ever choose to shuffle our music selection, we are bombarded with songs that define a specific time in our lives, songs that take us seamlessly through a past vacation, a season, or a celebration. A song simply becomes a label for a certain time in our lives.
So, following Isobel’s tag, I shuffled the songs on my iPhone and went through them one by one, until I got to 16. Below is the list:
1. A Message – Coldplay
2. The Rainbow – Charbel Rouhana/Hani Siblini
3. Rain Day – Jesse Cook
4. Ihtarif El Huzn Wal Intizar – Fairouz
5. Indama Ya’ti Al Masa’ – Abdel Wahab
6. Mata Ashofak – George Rassi
7. Nahawand – Haytham Safia
8. Taqasim Part 2 - Marcel Khalife
9. Beef and Brocoli –Immortal Technique
10. Anomaly (Calling Your Name) – Taylor
11. Ya Manta Wahishni – Fadel Shaker
12. Wherever I May Roam – Metallica
13. I Who Have Nothing – Ben E King
14. Sierra Maestra – Immortal Technique
15. Warako Al Assafar – Fairouz
16. Ya Roboo’ Biladi – Fairouz (I have a lot of Fairouz on my iPod)
I tag D.