Musical Meme

Reading time: 2 mins

Don’t do these often but I’m lacking inspiration – via Lyle and Uborka

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
48.8 GB at time of writing (9217 songs to be precise).

2. The cd you last bought is:
Still waiting to be delivered! The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom.

3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?
Sabotage by the Beastie Boys, all of 30 seconds ago (currently playing The Truth by Handsome Boy Modelling School).

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

    Telegraph Road – Dire Straits.
    Reminds me of family holidays in France when I ‘discovered’ Dire Straits early albums (on chrome tape no less!).
    Queen and The Soldier – Suzanne Vega.
    Because it’s a great great song.
    Teardrop – Massive Attack.
    Put it on, turn it up loud, close your eyes and float away.
    Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses.
    First single I bought Louise “I’d hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain”.
    Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters.
    Was from an album that I used to raise my spirits, I was looking to the sky to save me and it did.

Note: I’m surprised at how mainstream the above list is, truth is I listen to music in spurts, focussing my attention on a few albums at a time, then I move on. Very few songs every get to come back around (until I discovered MP3s and the ‘shuffle’ option that is!)

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why?
Lyle.. no no he’s done it. The musicality that is Troubled Diva? Hmmm he’s not even finished his current project, I wouldn’t do that to him. Would Peter do it or just talk about doing it? (I’m hoping he does, what with his radio background) Hanni maybe? Would Caroline manage to NOT list a u2 track? Gosh, I dunno.