ain't no sunshine

I've always suspected that the iPod shuffle function did not operate randomly, but how it worked I had no idea.  Today, as I drove back from lunch at Les Halles in Coral Gables, my iPod played three versions of "Ain't No Sunshine" in a row! First by Bill Withers, then by Eva Cassidy, and then by Bobby "Blue" Bland. And then, since I had no other version of the song, the iPod went looking for the colloquial contraction and found another "ain't" with Aaron Neville's version of "Ain't No Way" written by Aretha and Carolyn Franklin. By then I was home. When I turn the iPod back on I expect I'll hear Tom Waits "Ain't Goin' Down to the Well" or Daniel Johnson's "Ain't No Woman Gonna Make a George Jones Outta Me." I'll let you know. Meanwhile here's Bill Withers: