Thursday, October 05, 2006


So at work, my homepage is Not that I love reading news about Apple and their trendy products, but I've just been too lazy to change it.

On the page, down the left side, it has its little iTunes section, with random small windows promoting exclusive downloads, new albums/TV shows, and the focus of this post, celebrity playlists. If you've ever checked the list, it's quite long. Musicians, actors, world leaders (Castro, WTF?), and every time I read through one, I wonder why Apple hasn't asked me to do a playlist. Then I remember I'm not a celebrity.

But I still thought I'd take the initiative and make a list to finally satisfy everyone's curiosity, although I'll try to keep it short so you don't have to read through 20 of my silly little ramblings. And unlike this pay-per-song nonsense, I encourage you to obtain these tracks using your preferred illegal method. Here goes:

Greg Klein's Playlist (in no particular order):

1. Spoon - The Guestlist/The Execution: "Lately, I can't get enough of Spoon's early stuff. That, and I just can't get enough of Spoon period."
2. TV on the Radio - Wolk Like Me:
"Try not dancing/moving/ freaking out during this song. I dare you!"
3. Dilated Peoples - Worst Comes to Worst: "Like 'Concrete Schoolyard' and 'Ain't Nothing But a G Thang,' this is just some of the most perfect laid-back hip hop you'll hear. Boo? Yah!"
4. Neko Case - Star Witness:
"My favorite song of 2006. There's a very haunting beauty to it and I just love Neko Case's voice throughout this album."
5. Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight: "My favorite song of all-time. Everything fits together perfectly: the lyrics, Frank's voice, the subtle sounds of the band behind him. I can't feel bad during this song."
6. Al Green - Let's Stay Together: "Goddamn, is Al Green one soulful dude! My dad was a big fan of his, so I've been hearing his Greatest Hits for a long time. Still one of my favorite albums, too. This is also my runner-up to the song above."
7. G. Love & Special Sauce - Kiss and Tell: "Classic fun G. Love."
8. Faith No More - Falling to Pieces: "Who wins in a fight: Mike Patton or God?"
9. Mr. Bungle - My Ass Is On Fire: "I've been on a several month-long binge of Mike Patton, and I keep finding new songs I love. This man is a musical genius."
10. Sepultura - Refuse/Resist:
"If someone was to ask me how a heavy metal song should sound, this is what I would play."
12. Non-Phixion - Skum: "'I come in bad taste, like sniffin' caine before a funeral.' Priceless. You need to listen to more Non-Phixion."
13. Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name:
"I'm still sad the rumors of a Mastodon-Maiden tour never came to fruition, I would love to hear this song live and see if Bruce Dickinson can really hold that note. Something tells he can."
14. Tom Waits - Warm Beer and Cold Women: "No one can write a 3am bar song like Tom Waits."


Katy said...

I'd do it. I mean download it. you should send it to apple and tell them you ARE a celebrity. The thing is, they would probably never know because there are so many celebrities. They would just think they needed to fire the people they have in charge of trendiness because those fooligans FAILED at spotting Dr. Klein.

Grego said...

I'm sure they're running around like headless chickens right now wondering who dropped the ball on this one. I hope they sacrificed an intern because of me.

3kalb said...

You can't get enough of Spoon period? That's disgusting. I didn't even know spoon's had periods.

Grego said...

Disgusting? I would have hoped your parents had taught you that spoon periods are a natural part of life, and something us forks will never fully understand.