• Apples vs. Oranges

    5 Nov 2006, 22:26 by SapientSutler

    Doing probability homework is tiring; the odds are excellent that I'm going to stop and goof off on the net for a bit. And here I am.

    So I've been thinking about a random music game which I've decided to call "Apples vs. Oranges" that I may have made up. I first thought about using only two bands: pick two artists that you like about the same and then shuffle a predetermined number of their songs, pair them up and decide which you like better. But then I thought it would be even more ridiculous, challenging and fun to compare things from your music collection completely at random. It helps if you have a wide variety of genres, which I've noted a lot of last.fm users do.

    So here's the deal. I put my entire collection on shuffle, grabbed the first ten tracks in pairs, and forced myself to render judgement. Sounds fun, doesn't it? we'll see.

    our first combatants:
    Return of Jackie and Judy
    vs.
    Vivid
    Tom Waits, in all his noisy lunacy, covering the Ramones? Now that's musical gold. …