Sometimes I Feel…

I have a sick sense of humor. Ed Fries told me that. It's out in left field and loaded with various inside jokes. Half the fun is seeing how many people get the joke.

One of the ways I've done this is through the "Currently Playing in iTunes" feature of NetNewsWire. At times it's been subtle, like "listening" to Pat Metheny's Wherever You Go on an April 1 post about Mac BU moving down to San Jose, or "listening" to Supertramp's Asylum in a post about our move from .Text to Community Server.

Sometimes, it's not so subtle. The Who's Won't get Fooled Again on any post dated April 1 is obvious, or Jimi Hendrix' If 6 was 9 on a post about byte swapping.

So, when John Welch wrote about Mac BU at the crossroads, the correct choice of Currently-Playing-in-iTunes theme seemed obvious, even down to paraphrasing some of the lyrics.

Well, I'm sad to say that Cream's Crossroads was the wrong song for my previous post. After the exchange I've had with John and others in the comments, the correct theme song would have been, well, what I'm "listening" to now.



Currently playing in iTunes: Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band

PS. Smile, John. It's a joke.

Comments (10)

  1. Rick,

    No worries man. None of this should be seen as any kind of personal attack, and if it comes across that way, I’m sorry, that’s not my intent.

    There are things that need to be said and seen, and sometimes, instead of a nice face to face, it happens over time via emails and blogs.

    If I was apathetic towards the Mac BU, I wouldn’t care what happens with Office.

  2. Jake says:

    Still, you’ve survived.

  3. And since you’re listing the Allman Brothers…what is it with them and those %*)$*&%#$())090 chord structures they use?

    Jesus…I’m going to make my girlfriend change her name to Jane so I can play her "Lady Jane" by the stones before "Melissa" makes my left hand cry. Friggin C#/B crap…

  4. Rick Schaut says:


    Perhaps, but I am _not_ going to start listening to Destiny’s Child.


    Duane played slide guitar. Think "open D" tuning.


  5. That explains it. Thank god I got that Fender Lite Ash Strat so cheap. That’s my science experiment platform, and my Les paul stays pristine.

    Now if I can just get a cheap set of those Seymour Duncan skinny humbuckers…I really hate the sound of single coils.

  6. Rick Schaut says:

    If you think the Allman Brothers’ chords are tough to fathom, try some Crosby, Stills and Nash. You can’t play "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" using a standard guitar tuning. They used something called "Bruce Palmer Modal tuning." Another example: I think Stills used it, or something similar, on "Love the One You’re With."

  7. Oh hell yeah. What was really interesting to me was looking at the music for a lot of Zeppelin, and realizing that while Page has a rep as a monster blues guy, he’s also quite the folk player…lord his chords suck. Looking at "The Song Remains The Same" gives me a headache.

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