The Infinite Jukebox analyzes the self-similarity of music to create neverending and everchanging versions of songs.
I had to give it 3 AM Eternal, which didn’t work as well as I had hoped.
Nothing new got added this month. The two songs I listened to the most were “Birdhouse In your Soul” by They Might Be Giants – partly because it’s on Grace’s playlist, so it tends to show up more frequently – and “The Underdog” by Spoon, which is just a great track. I think I actually first heard it at Ruby Tuesdays and never could figure out what it was. It wasn’t until we watched “I Love You Man” before I could identify the song and since then, it’s had a pretty steady spot on my playlists.
A few other surprises:
“Divine Hammer” by the Breeders, going back to my WMCR days.
“Barrel of A Gun” by Guster, which is exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to uncover with this – a great song that I always liked but had forgotten about.
“Over the Rainbow” and “Leavong On A Jet Plane” by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. These are the other things I wanted to find – songs in my collection that I really never noticed before.
“Goonies Are Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper. Really, this goes back to when Kelly & I saw her in Boston last year. I’m pretty sure she opened with this and it was another one of those forgotten songs – although this time, it was because it’s not on her Greatest Hits album.