Music Article

What's on Eugene Mirman's iPod?

L2T pressed shuffle on the comedian's iPod and confronted him with the results

''Pink Triangle,'' Weezer (from Pinkerton, 1996) I loved this when I was in college. I was never in love with a lesbian, oddly enough, but I'd be like, ''If I was in love with a lesbian, I bet this is how I'd feel. But I'm not, so I guess I feel...differently.''

''Executioner,'' Robyn Hitchcock (from Eye, 1990) A lot of people think of him as eccentric, but I find he's either very straightforward or his absurdity is sincere — something I also try to do in comedy.

''Track 17,'' Eugene Mirman (from The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman, 2004) This dance remix of my jokes just happens to be in my iPod. I'm not like, ''God, I am really making a difference with my song jokes!''

''I Saw Nick Drake,'' Robyn Hitchcock (from A Star for Bram, 2000) I guess I have 1,000 songs and 400 of them are Robyn Hitchcock, so he's going to come up a lot. Nick Drake is awesome. You can ask anyone at Volkswagen. They'll back me on this.

Originally posted Oct 15, 2004 Published in issue #788 Oct 15, 2004 Order article reprints