This morning, as I was walking from Small World to church, I was listening to shuffled selections from my iTunes library of about 16,000 selections. Among those songs and instrumentals, I know of exactly two that include the couplet,
If you want to go to heaven when you D – I – E
You got to put on your collar and your T – I – E
the North Mississippi All-Stars’ “KC Jones,” and Charley Jordan’s “Keep It Clean” (the classic precursor of R. Crumb’s updated version, “Get A Load Of This”). These two came up consecutively between Witherspoon Street and Trinity Church.
This is the sort of thing that makes some people think that iTunes has a built-in non-random function, but I’m not sure how you’d program an application to match songs that have idiosyncratic soteriological claims.