One of the beauties of the iPod, or any mass music storage device with a shuffle option, is that they present the opportunity to approach and listen to music in a (sometimes entirely) different light. The latest case for this happened recently while half-listening to my iTunes on shuffle mode. Nearly back-t0-back I heard The Kinks 20th Century Man followed by Scott Walker’s30 Century Man.” One tune lamenting his place in modern life while the latter looks toward the future with childlike abandon.

Have any similar shuffle experiences? If so, share your stories in the comments. One other tidbit that comes to mind, is literally hearing Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” immediately followed by Built To Spill’s Live cover of the song. Note: this was on an iPod filled with 33 gigs of music on indiscriminate shuffle mode. Random rules or a case for Apple emploring A.I.?

MP3: Scott Walker :: 30 Century Man
MP3: The Kinks :: 20th Century Man
Amazon: Scott Walker – Scott 3
Amazon: The Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies
+ Visit The Hype Machine for additional MP3s.

2 Responses to “30 Century Man :: 20th Century Man”

  1. dude, thats a t-rex song, get it right

  2. different song…dude

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