Trust - The Cure. After a painfully uncomfortable day in an over crowded hotel conference room I would much rather have something more upbeat, less The Cure-ish, to kick off the shuffle. Tonight is getting off to a terrible start. The DVR didn't record the end of the 121212 concert and now this depressive song sneaks in to further ruin whatever joy I had when arriving home. Sniff.
Blasteroid - Mastodon. Eff Yeah! Effin' A Yeah! This song is rock and roll niceness. It's completely unlike most other Mastodon songs. There's a wiff of pop sweetness under the substantial prog rock aroma. Mood improving.
Mnspector Iorse - This Town Needs Guns. This band is fun. They're like Incubus if Incubus were adventuresome and talented. I dig it.
Message In Blood - Pantera. Three massively high energy songs have negated my earlier sour mood. If I wasn't tired I'd get up and kick the Christmas tree.
Career Opportunities - The Clash. Definitive The Clash song. I'm sufficiently energized and in a great mood now. Thanks The Clash, Mastodon, This Town Needs Guns and Pantera. You might have prevented a girl from cutting herself.