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John Cusack, Twitter VJ?

September 8, 2010  |  2:15pm
John Cusack, Twitter VJ?

If you’re not already following John Cusack on Twitter (@johncusack), we recommend it. Whether he’s declaring war on Fox News or taking on the grammar police, the actor’s always got something worth a read on his Twitter feed.

Last night, Cusack used his account to play VJ, tweeting links to 13 songs on YouTube. Should we really be surprised that the man who played Rob Gordon in High Fidelity has excellent taste in music?

Thus, we bring you 13 Songs John Cusack Likes. Read Cusack’s comments on the following tunes, imagine them blaring through the speakers of a boombox outside your bedroom window, and hope that this becomes a regular thing.

1. Paul Simon — “The Boy in the Bubble”
Cusack says: “just thought of this song and how good this album is…”

2. The Pogues — “Waltzing Matilda”
Cusack says: ”...which led —somehow— to thinking about this.”

3. Johnny Cash — “The Man Comes Around”
Cusack says: “and then, this…and most everything rick rubin does
....will you partake of that last offered cup? ......hundred million angeles singing…. the whilrwind is in thne thorn tree’s — magic song”

4. Wilco and Billy Bragg — “Blood of the Lamb”
Cusack says: “not quite johnny cash but no small thing”

5. Bob Dylan — “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
Cusack says: “felt like hearing it”

6. Marvin Gaye — “Let’s Get It On”
Cusack says: “for the ladies”

7. ELO — “Livin’ Thing”
Cusack says: “why not?”

8. Joe Cocker — “Feelin’ Alright”
Cusack says: “all of them” (in response to a follower’s query, “Any lady in particular?”)

9. The Sex Pistols — “My Way”
Cusack says: “apologize in advance for this”

10. Chuck Berry — “Havana Moon”
Cusack says: “this may be help”

11. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros — “Midnight Jam”
Cusack says: “time and mood appropos…”

12. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros — “Long Shadow”
Cusack says: “u dont face your demons down— you gotta grapple em jack and pin em to the ground”

13. Sam & Dave — “Soothe Me”
Cusack says: “someone asked for sam”

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