Seven 9s and 10s

Juke Box Hero

I’m on a constant quest to maximize the $5 I pump into the jukebox on the nights when my dart league is playing at our home bar. $5 earns me 13 “credits,” which generally translates to 6 or 7 songs. My goal is to monopolize as much airtime as possible with those credits. I think tonight was my best playlist yet.

  • 11:06 - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (CCR)
  • 07:16 - We’re In This Together Now (Nine Inch Nails)
  • 08:40 - I Think I Lost My Headache (Queens of the Stone Age)
  • 13:01 - The Last Baron (Mastodon)
  • 13:41 - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Iron Maiden)
  • 06:23 - Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
  • 07:42 - Limousine (Brand New)

Total: 1 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds.

The last 3 minutes of I Think I Lost My Headachedrew some amazing jeers and quizzical looks from the rest of the people in the bar. I was feeling Paranoid Android tonight, but that song won’t likely make future playlists because it’s a bit short. Weezer’s Only In Dreams is usually a standard selection, but I swapped it out for Limousine tonight.

I try to be somewhat considerate of the rest of the patrons by playing songs that stick to a general “rock and roll” formula… but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that I have a 24:35 version of Steve Reich’s Drumming - Part 1 available (as well as a few other Reich pieces that would be equally as frustrating and, well… annoying, to the average bar patron) at my disposal.

Recent comments

Blog comments powered by Disqus


  1. makemeachevy said: Some other selections you should try: Jimmy Eat World - Goodbye Sky Harbor (16:14) Tortoise - DJed (20:59) Mogwai - Christmas Steps (10:40) Botch - Man The Ramparts (10:55)
  2. fuiru said: No Coma?
  3. lnthefade said: Limousine is probably the worst bar song ever.
  4. globochem said: that’s amazing. i’m the jukebox asshole who queues up kajagoogoo.
  5. stereoforbrains said: It’s my dream to reenact John Mulaney’s “What’s New Pussycat” / “It’s Not Unusual” jukebox story.
  6. steelopus posted this