Often, weird things I have no control over take place during the shuffle mode I've set for AFOS, which is how I've regularly referred to the station since 2007. It's AFOS. No bloody FOS or FFOS. It's always been AFOS. I've always wanted to shorten the station name to just AFOS because the acronym evokes the four-call-letter names of the terrestrial radio stations I grew up listening to: KFRC, KMEL and so on. But instead of a K as the first letter, it's an A. Also, the acronym can stand for many different phrases besides A Fistful of Soundtracks, and I once jotted down a list of 12 of them. Examples include "Ample Focus on Scores," "All Fantastic Original Scores" and my personal favorite, "Asians Fucking Owning Shit."
Anyway, shuffle mode causes all these fantastic original scores to form either unintentional sets of two or three tracks by the same composer or "sandwiches," which is how I refer to cases where two tracks written by the same composer or emanating from the same movie or TV franchise appear to be sandwiching a completely unrelated track in the "last played" section of the AFOS Live365 site. I often take screen shots of these accidental sets or sandwiches.
"Altair sandwich" with no mustard from Deep Space Nine. Some Star Trek head who can't spell has defined an Altair sandwich as "three kinds of meet [sic], two cheeses, and any number of other additions." Whattup, future Super Bowl Sunday dish.
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Here are more screen shots of shuffle mode weirdness I previously collected in 2011, joined by some new and never-before-posted screen shots of more weird music sandwiches and combinations.
|There have been unintentional time travel movie theme double shots.|
|Mel Gibson, who's so famously fond of Jews, gets followed by a Jew.|
|Yeah, I like "Eye of the Tiger" too, Live365, but I don't like it as much as you do apparently.|
|Same thing with the movie Wild Things...|
|... or the end credits music from the first Thor flick.|
|There have been unintentional Pam Grier movie theme double shots.|
|Jim Kelly movie theme double shots.|
|Themes from movies about Bruce Lee movies getting streamed in the same hour.|
|Battlestar Galactica/Star Trek double shots.|
|Galaxy Quest/Star Trek double shots.|
|Trek/Galactica/Galaxy Quest triple shots.|
|J.J. Abrams/Michael Giacchino collabo triple shots.|
|Christopher Nolan/Hans Zimmer collabo double shots.|
|End credits music quadruple shots.|
|"Movies with Run in the title" double shots.|
|"Unexpectedly gory L.A. movies" double shots.|
|Shinichiro Watanabe sandwiches.|
|Wilfred the Matt Damon-loving dog must have tried to sabotage Live365 during this hour.|
|Tisha Campbell-Martin movie musical number double shots.|
|Justin Lin sandwiches.|
|Private eye sandwiches.|
"AFOS Incognito," the new espionage genre music block at midnight on AFOS. The block's got theme tunes from older spy shows, score cues from espionage thrillers ranging from The Tailor of Panama to The Imitation Game and original music from newer spy shows like The Americans. I'm so far behind on watching The Americans--I've seen only the pilot--that I had no idea Pete Townshend wrote an original song with Americans composer Nathan Barr for the show last season. That song from The Americans is part of the "AFOS Incognito" playlist.
Miguel Sandoval project theme sandwich. Sandoval, who's best known as Archie the punk in Repo Man and the boss on Medium, appeared in Clear and Present Danger and guest-starred a few times on Alias.