Iteration 17

Like a Traveling Wilbury, this set of questions goes from blog to blog. Answer them on your own blog, so like billionare adventurer Steve Fosset, they may continue to circle the globe.

1. Total amount of music files on your computer?
1.21 GB, 540 files. I'm still warming up to the idea of digital music on a large scale - I'm very tactile.

2. The last CD you bought was:
Francis the Mute - Mars Volta. I feel like they make music that I _should_ like, but I haven't been able to get into the new CD or De-loused in the Crematorium.

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
New Pornographers - "It's Only Divine Right"

4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
Hmmmm - is it sad or telling (or both) that I can't name these off the top of my head? Here are five songs that I would be really excited to hear on the Current -
The Black Keys - "All Hands Against His Own"
The Shins - "Young Pilgrims"
Elliott Smith - "A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to be Free"
New Pornographers - "The Laws Have Changed"
The Decemberists - "Billy Liar"

5. What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?
Like J.Po, I'll also be encouraging Spice to post, and I'll also be encouraging ELF (because I don't have a good sense of what kind of music she likes) and T-bone (because his taste overlaps with mine) to play.


Anonymous said...

Goodness. Now I have to respond.

1. Total music files on the laptop? Something like 9.5 GBs. I actually just purged a bunch (after discovering, for instance, that I've lost my taste for Tori Amos), so it used to be more.

2. Last CD I bought? Well... I haven't really bought CDs lately. It's all iTunes. The last physical CD I bought was Modest Mouse. The last song from iTunes was some single by The Doves last night.

3. Last song I listened to? "Crown of Love" by Arcade Fire.

4. Five songs that mean a lot to me? God, this is tough. In part because my tastes shift rather quickly. A couple of months ago, I was ALL ABOUT the Kanye West album. Now, I'm completely, "Kanye West? Eh." Ditto Green Day. I'll go with my "Songs of the Moment" rather than "Songs That Have Withstood the Test of Time":
-- "Let Go" by Frou Frou
-- "Mary" by Scissor Sisters
-- "Bullet and a Target" by Citizen Cope
-- "Number One" by John Legend
-- "Staring at the Sun" by TV on the Radio

5. Who to pass on to? TBD


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure whether I'm going to be banned for posting two comments in a row, but I must point out that I just listened to a LOVELY Magnetic Fields song that I must have missed on other listens. "It's Only Time." Beautiful.