I was seriously going to use yesterday for some writing. So I put my iPod on shuffle instead of turning on the TV, figuring that that would be less distracting. Instead, I got a list of so-called random songs that scarily fit the mood that I've been in lately.
And I swear, these are the first 10 songs that I heard yesterday.
1. "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," Elton John. Now that's a real up song to start out with.
2. "Photograph," Ringo Starr. Sure it's Ringo, but still, not the world's most upbeat song.
3. "No Myth," Michael Penn. Great song. But seriously, would something a little upbeat be asking too much?
4. "Captain Jack," Billy Joel. Just shoot me now.
5. "Try, Try, Try," Smashing Pumpkins. No, seriously, if I get much more depressed, I'm going to shoot myself.
6. "If It Makes You Happy," Sheryl Crow. Okay, this is a little better. But still, not the world's most upbeat song.
7. "Ordinary World," Duran Duran. Somebody hates me.
8. "American Man," Velvet Revolver. A good solid rocker, probably the best song off the band's second album. Still, not upbeat, but I like a nice rocker.
9. "Headwires," Foo Fighters. YES! The Foo. You can't go wrong with the Foo Fighters.
10. "Do It Again," The Kinks. One of my all-time favorite songs from The Kinks. Still, a little cynical.
So there you have it, seriously. I put my iPod on shuffle and these were the first 10 songs. Happily, things changed a bit with song 11, Joan Jett and "Cherry Bomb."