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Five Songs -- 2009

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | June 29, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | June 29, 2009 |

This week, as part of our 5th Anniversary celebration (that’s a phrase you’re going to hear a lot this week), we’re bringing back some of our favorite comment diversions from over the last two and a half years. This is the 145th comment diversion, if you can believe that.

Our first diversion, in March 2007, was also one of our most popular — there were 465 comments on it. It was a random idea — we were having an incredibly slow day, I had no time to watch and review a movie, and I needed a quick and easy way to keep our readers entertained for the afternoon. So, I suggested that we play the iPod shuffle game, and the comment diversions were born. And out of those diversions, you folks have also come up with some pretty great Guides (which we’ll go cover tomorrow).

So, let’s do it again, folks. Five songs. Crack out your iPod, your iPhone, your iTunes, or whatever MP3 player you’re using, hit shuffle, and tell us what the first five songs are. And, as always, don’t cheat. It’s those embarrassing songs that make this fun; no one remembers the cool, hipster tunes.

Me first:

1. “Speak, See, Remember” — Pavement
2. “The Difficult Kind” — Sheryl Crow
3. “Mothers of the Disappeared” — U2
4. “A Star is Bored” — Paul Westerberg
5. “Dry Lightning” — Bruce Springsteen

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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