They say you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of music they listen to. So we here at You’re Welcome, thought it’d be cool to start a new feature called, “What does your iPod say about you?” No pressure, (ahem, ahem), but it’ll only be fun if you participate ;) I thought it’d be cool to list all the artists that fall under a particular letter of the alphabet on my iPod and see what you think they say about me. And then you can send the artists on your playlists, and I can tell you what they say about you. For instance, if you listen to only rap music, your iPod might be saying that you are a 14-year old white kid. See how that works? This is probably gonna fall flat, but it won’t be the first time … or the last ;)

So OK, here goes… Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my “S’s” along with a little color commentary to jump things off:

Salt-N-Pepa – (This one says: Hell yeah I rocked an asymmetrical bob. It was the 90’s)
Sam Cooke
Sara Tavares – (This one says: So what I don’t speak Portugese… Her voice is amazing)
Sean Paul – (This one says: I don’t know what he’s saying half the time, but it sure is catchy)
Shabba Ranks – (see above)
Showbiz & A.G.
Simply Red
Singing Melody (I don’t know who the hell this is)
Slick Rick
Slum Village
Smokey Robinson
Snoop Dog
Soul II Soul – (This one says: I watched ‘Belly’ on DVD the other nite)
Sounds of Blackness
Spanish Fly
Special Ed
Staind – (This one says: Black folks have angst too)
The Staples Singers
Steve Cropper
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Wonder – (This one speaks for itself)
Styles P
The Stylistics
The Sugar Hill Gang
Sun House – (This one says: I don’t know how to say ‘no’ to people on Myspace who ask me to buy their music)
Supa Funk Regulata Celo – (This one says: I’m a Washingtonian)
Super Cat
The Supremes
Switch – (This one says: Even though light-skinned cats are out of style, the DeBarges will always be the ‘ish’)
Swizz Beatz

7 thoughts on “What you talkin’ bout, iPod?

  1. DWJ

    Oh you know I’ve been waiting for something like this. Here is the shortened version because I have limited stuff in my iPod Touch…only things I absolutely love. I give you me T’s….
    Talib Kweli
    Teena Marie
    The Temptations (Christmas music!)
    Terror Squad
    Teyana Taylor
    Theodore Shapiro (??)
    Three 6 Mafia (Cause I’m gully)
    Tina Turner
    Toni Braxton
    Tony! Toni! Tone!
    A Tribe Called Quest (Yes, it’s under the T)
    Tyra Banks (I know it may take you a while to wrap your head around that one song she lamely put out on ANTM, but I like to listen to it when I work out.)
    Now what do you have to say about that!?!

  2. Jenny

    Ok here goes L:

    L7 (Angyry feminist music)
    The La’s (that song that is now in 500 commercials, thanks for ruining that song TAMPAX – arg!)
    Lascivios Biddies (More angry feminist music)
    Lashunda (Angry feminist rap music)
    Late Tuesday (a little lo-fi for hanging out at the beach)
    Laurie Berkner (these are actually my kid’s songs)
    Lee Scratch Perry
    Lemon Drops (punk music in Italian? WTF?)
    Lemon Jelly
    Lenny Kravitz (hottness!)
    Leon Redbone
    Les Than Jake
    Liata (More people singing in Italian only this time it’s opera so it kinda makes sense)
    Library Science (No idea where I got this or why it’s still on here)
    Lisa Loeb (Feminist!)
    Little Jack Melody (everybody SAMBA!!!!)
    Living End
    Lo Fidelity All Stars
    Lo’ Jo (Sad sounding song and in French)
    Loannis Halikias (Greek guitar picking)
    Long Shot Hero
    Los Lobos
    Los Super Seven (Cuban groove)
    Louie Austen (Dude with a French accent raps on top of jazz horns)
    Louis Philippe
    Louis Prima
    Lucy Nation (More angry feminist music)
    Lunachicks (and yet more angry feminist music)
    Lynn august and the Hot August (Zydeco in French)

    So apparently if you aren’t singing about angry feminist issues I’d prefer you just sing in another language and I not know what you are saying at all.

  3. Jenny

    I thought so… Lynn August and the Hot August is just plain ol’ Zydeco, not in French. Still very good though and worth a listen. My bad.

  4. Alan

    Let’s try a little M on:

    Madonna (I think I’m required by law)
    The Magnetic Fields
    Man or Astroman?
    Mariah Carey (Touch my body!)
    Martin Buscaglia (spanish acousticness)
    Martina Topley Bird (soulful, used to sing with Trip-hop master Tricky)
    Mary J Blige (sometimes I need to feel like a grown woman)
    Massive Attack (classic trip hop)
    Matthew Dear (kind of like a more upbeat Trent Reznor)
    MC Hammer (U definitely Can’t Touch This)
    Michael Jackson
    Michael Penn (80s!)
    Mika (Imagine if Freddy Mercury were alive and in his 20s today)
    Mike Doughty (ex Soul Coughing front man)
    Missing Persons (what are words for?)
    Missy Elliott (I love this woman)
    Modest Mouse
    Moloko (Roisin Murphy is into her solo career now. Pipes.)
    Monty Python (Sit on my face …)
    Morrissey (when I’m feeling whiny)
    Mr. Nogatco (concept rap a.k.a. Kool Kieth/Dr.Octogon/Dr Dooom)
    Ms. John Soda
    Mum (tinkly, light, instrumental)
    Murder By Death (think Irish Drinking + Johnny Cash)
    Mylo (contemporary dance music, 80s style)

    hmm. I like electronic music and things I can shake my ass to …

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