The other day I sorted my iTunes by time just for giggles. It’s an interesting way to look at one’s music collection — not as random as shuffle, not as ordered as sorting by title, album, or artist.
So for no good reason other than that I found it interesting, here are the songs on my playlist that run eight minutes and twenty-two seconds. You’ll notice that not all of these versions are 8:22, but the spirit is there:
“White Slavery,” Type O Negative
“Scarecrow,” Ministry. One of my favorites.
“Baby Don’t You Do It,” The Who. The Who at their R&B finest.
“O Superman,” Laurie Anderson. This song would be on my all-time greats list if it hadn’t been beaten to death by that damned cell phone commercial. It’s going to be twenty years before I can hear this again without wanting to stab somebody with a fork.
“Keep It Greasy,” Frank Zappa
“Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns,” Mother Love Bone. Seattle’s “Stairway To Heaven.” Desert island listening for me.
“Pallas Athena (Live),” David Bowie. A cool song from Bowie’s nineties era. If I remember correctly this version was only available on a promo.
“Oh Comely,” Neutral Milk Hotel
So what runs 8:22 on your playlist? I’m listening.