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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Yeesh...that music meme 

Blame Tom.

1. Total amount of music files on your computer:

About 150 GB, counting the removable hard drive that's nothing but music files, but not counting the five or six CDs of mp3 files, most of which are about 700 MB each, because those aren't actually on the computer. When you date a singer, the music files tend to add up quickly. The majority of those downloads, by the way, are either rips from CDs and albums either Pete or I own or were downloaded directly from the artists site or bought from a legitimate mp3 service. Those that aren't, my defense, I did make it a point to only download material that was out of print or otherwise unavailable for sale, back in the days I did download music from "those sources.:"

2. The last CD you bought was:

I am incapable of buying one CD at a time. (I am also incapable of buying one book at a time. This theory has been tested and proven.) So the last CD I bought was actually three CDs: Sleep/Holiday by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci which is gloriously odd, Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets by Gary Jules which is very good and reminiscent of Paul Simon before he started taking himself too seriously and Q Magazine's Best of 2004 compilation which I get just about every year because the editor's of Q, of all the music magazines I've come across over the years, have the taste in music closest to mine, and thus put out the best bonus CDs (I shudder to imagine what a Rolling Stones "Best of 2004" would sound like).

3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?

Hippie Chick by SOHO, part of one of four mp3 mixes about 12 hours long each that I often listen to while working on the computer, each mix arranged more or less by the mood I'm in. That particular mix is the goofy/rock/aggressive mix.

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

By a startling coincidence, in another context, I've been working on a "Top 20" personal list of songs, and I'm stuck on #19. So, I'll just talk about five of the songs on that list.

Jolene by Dolly Parton, though the cover by Queen Adreena is really good too (just avoid the White Stripes version), because there is just something about it I respond to, something very heartfelt in its romanticism.

My Curse by The Afghan Whigs, a fantastic band, and this is an incredible song from an all-around great album, Gentlemen. The song really captures the pain of love.

Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk by Rufus Wainwright. Again, it's a love song that's less than wildly optimistic, and I could be really pretentious and say that the song is a pretty good snapshot of what it feels like to be gay but I won't.

Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA. Gee, you'd almost think I have a thing about songs about love gone wrong. (Yes, I put an ABBA song on the list. I'm a ho-mo-sex-ual...I'm genetically predetermined to like ABBA, deal with it.)

And of course, the greatest rock song ever, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, by Meatloaf. Okay, it sort of continues the theme here of Dorian being a frustrated and disappointed romantic, but I love this song. Love it. I really wish rock music had gone in this direction way back when, instead of the earnest blue-collar folk rocker and hair band directions it did go in. I want more over-blown, over-dramatic mini-operas, dammit!

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why?

Rose (who just had a birthday, Happy Birthday Rose), Bill and John, because that should lead to very interesting and diverse lists of music, I think. Plus, I'm genuinely curious about Rose and Bill's tastes in music, and John I just don't hear from enough (plus, if he does it, that spreads this to the poli-bloggers, and I'm morbidly curious to see if any of them pick it up). I was going to pass it off on Sam, who tried to pass it off on me, but Rick beat me to it.


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