Eclecticism on your iPod

November 27, 2007 at 8:29 pm 5 comments

 Something different for fun.

Many of my readers probably don’t understand the title of this blog, either because you don’t know what eclecticism means or you don’t know what an iPod is.  However for those of you who do, I thought it would be fun to play a little game called “Eclecticism on your iPod”.  If you look at your artist list on your iPod, perhaps no one else in the world has the same artists in a row in just the way you do.  iPod lists are probably as eclectic as any listing anywhere because we all listen to different artists, so I thought it would be fun to see what your artist list looked like.  Here is a random sampling of mine to give you and idea:

  1. Aaron Neville

  2. Alison Krauss

  3. Amy Grant

  4. Andy Park

  5. The Association

 Just go to any letter of the alphabet and list a few artists.  See how eclectic you really are!

  1. David Crowder

  2. David Grothe

  3. Dean Martin

  4. Delirious?

  5. Diana Ross and the Supremes

 You get the idea?

  1. Harry Chapin

  2. Harry Nilsson

  3. Helen Reddy

  4. Hillsong

  5. The Hollies

That’s about as eclectic as I can make it.  OK one more.

  1. Mark Schultz

  2. Marty Nystrom

  3. Marvin Gaye

  4. Mat Kearney

  5. Matt Redmond

  6. Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts

  7. Michael Card.

Now for the fun.  I would love to see how eclectic my readers are.  Grab your iPod and let your eclecticism fly.  Start anywhere in you artist list and let’s see who has the weirdest assortment of artists (eclectic) in a row, from one letter of the alphabet (make as many lists as you want).  Post them in the comments to this posting and maybe I will give a prize. (for those of you who don’t have an iPod ask your kid or your grandkid for theirs and play along)

I sure hope I have at least one reader who knows what it is to have an eclectic iPod artist list.

One of my most favorite blogs is called “Letters from Kamp Krusty” and it is a unique blend of spiritual insight and off the wall humor.  I am not cool enough to come up with this idea on my own so I thank Brant for it.  You can find his artist list here and his blog here (his post has a bunch more lists).

Let your eclecticism fly my eclectic iPod friends.


Entry filed under: Culture, Friendship, Humor, Music, Thoughts.

Update from Ethiopia. Let there be music.

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ron Marrs  |  December 1, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Jack Johnson
    Maynard Ferguson
    London Symphony
    Blind Boys of Alabama
    Les Miserables
    Curt Tomlin
    Frank Sinatra
    Kirk Franklin
    John Legend
    Kenny G
    Martina McBride
    Phil Keaggy
    Phil Wickham
    Simon and Garfunkel

    Rob Bell
    Mark Driscoll
    John Piper

  • 2. kaylee  |  December 1, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Hmmm, let’s see… I”ll just start at the top of my litte ipod nano. (ps. bigger ipod is on my christmas wish list! this little one is just not working out!)
    Aretha Franklin
    B.B. King
    Barbara Steisand
    Barenaked Ladies
    Ben Harper
    Big Boss Man
    Billy Preston
    The Bird & The Bee
    Block 16
    Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Bobby Hughes Experience
    Bonnie Sommerville
    Boozoo Bajou
    Brad Paisley
    Bruce Broughton
    Cary Brothers
    Casting Crowns
    Celtic Women
    The Chords
    Chris Isaak
    Christina Aguilera
    Chuck Berry
    Clint Black
    Colin Hay
    The Cure
    ……how’s that?? is that eclectic??? i don’t know. i think i need to go music shopping!
    hey! can’t wait to see you guys in Arizona!!! the weather is getting fantastic! i’m in shelton right now and it’s starting to snow. we’re back to the desert tomorrow where it is a very pleasant 70 degrees! see you when you get there!

  • 3. BS  |  November 29, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    here you go…

    pacha massive
    the pale
    the pale pacific
    panda band
    paolo nutini
    patsy cline
    the patti smith group
    patty griffin
    patty larkin
    paul brady
    paul matthies
    paul mccartney
    paul oakenfold
    paul van dyk
    paul wright
    pearl jam
    pete droge
    pete yorn
    peter gabriel
    phil wickham
    pilot speed
    planet heaven
    planet perfecto
    the postal service
    the presets
    the primitives
    private productions
    the proclaimers
    the procussions
    the prodigy
    project 86
    puff daddy

    those are my artists under ‘p’
    am i elclectic?

  • 4. jeremy  |  November 27, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    My D list was just about exactly the same as yours (minus Diana Ross), plus…
    Dimestore Prophets
    David Ruis
    Darlene Zschech

    S list was more interesting:
    Seven Day Jesus
    Sheri Jongeward
    Stoneleigh band
    Stuart Townend

    I would have a more eclectic list but none of my 80’s metal bands are currently on the ipod.

    Justin had something similar several months ago with folks sending in shuffle lists – top 25 or so random songs/artists. Good fun, very good fun.

  • 5. Mike S  |  November 27, 2007 at 10:08 pm


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