Ani DiFranco, Sasha Frere-Jones, and Weezer Tell Us What’s on Their iPods

Ah, the things you learn when you ask a bunch of music celebs to hit “shuffle.”

Ani DiFranco photo: <a href="">eytonz</a>/Flickr


For our November/December issue, we reached out to a bunch of our favorite artists, DJs, and music critics to ask about their secret listening habits. Behold Exhibit A: the celebrity shuffle.

Mother Jones: Shuffle your iPod (or equivalent) and tell us the first five tracks that pop up. (The truth, now!)

Ramble John Krohn (a.k.a. RJD2): Per my acupuncturists’ request, I’m soaking my knee right now, so I can’t get up. Sorry!

Ani DiFranco: I don’t have an iPod (the truth now!) or equivalent.

(Click here for our past interview with DiFranco, and here for our most recent one.)

Rivers Cuomo (of Weezer):

Panjabi MC:

(Click here for our interview with Panjabi MC.)

Matt Freeman (of Rancid/Devil’s Brigade):

(Click here for our interview with Matt Freeman.)

Bradford Cox (of Deerhunter):

(Click here for our interview with Bradford Cox.)

Mike Stroud (of Ratatat):

(Click here for our interview with Mike Stroud.)

Rhiannon Giddens (of Carolina Chocolate Drops):

(Click here for our interview with Rhiannon Giddens.)

Avey Tare (of Animal Collective):

(Click here for our interview with Avey Tare.)

Tim Nordwind (of OK Go):

(Click here for our interview with Tim Nordwind.)

Sunny Jain (of Red Baraat):

Boots Riley (of The Coup):

(Click here to our past interview with Boots Riley.)

Sasha Frere-Jones (pop-music critic for The New Yorker):

(Click here to our interview with Sasha Frere-Jones.)

Vieux Farka Touré:

(Click here to our interview with Vieux Farka Touré.)

Greil Marcus (author and critic):

I don’t have an iPod…

Mother Jones: Huh? If no iPod, what did you shuffle?

GM: My head.

(Click here to our interview with Greil Marcus.)


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