I tend to be a bit of an obsessive with music collecting, to say the least, so there's quite a bit of junk in my MP3 collection since I won't delete songs. But for once, I decided to let my iTunes play on without skipping through any songs. The first 10 songs of 2006:
The Postal Service, "Such Great Heights"
The Monkees, "Theme to the Monkees"
Soundhog "One Phat Breeder (ATFC vs the Breeders)"
Sandy Denny "Who Knows Where the Time Goes"
Les Nubians "Makeda"
Blur "No Distance Left to Run"
Heather Nova "I'm On Fire (live)" (yeah, a cover of the Springsteen song)
Aretha Franklin "Walk on By"
Zero 7, "Destiny" (man, what a great chillout song)
William DeVaughn, "Be Thankful For What You Got"
Be thankful for what you got: as good a motto for 2006 as any. Here's wishing everybody boldness and serenity in the new year.