Monday, February 14, 2005

Music in My Life

I've been sitting on this one for a few days. I got the invite from Laura, over at Cucina Testa Rossa. I have to be nice to her, in case I ever go to Paris and need a place to stay! :P

The part about this that's slowing me down is the picking of the 5 songs and the writing about their meaning (so many songs, so little time), so I'm just going to go for the obvious ones and write the meaning part later! Oh, and I'm excluding the choral, classical, etc, because that's not what this is about... but know if I didn't exclude, Brahms' Requiem would be in here!

What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
26.5 GB, 7,612 files. Eek!
The CD you last bought?
Jazz 'Round Midnight by Ella Fitzgerald. This is one of my very favorite Ella collections, and I only ever had it on tape! I've been looking for a copy of it for a while, and I finally found it on iTunes of all places!
What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
I haven't had any music on today. It was some Bessie Smith in the car, or it was when I was listening to the album Bring it On by Gomez, or it was "Sweet Thing" by Rufus and Chaka Khan on my iTunes!
Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you. [I'm going with the mean a lot to me thing.]
  1. "Case of You" by Joni Mitchell
  2. "With a Song in my Heart" as sung by Ella Fitzgerald
  3. "Wolves, Lower" by R.E.M.
  4. "Pearl" by Throwing Muses
  5. "Happiness is a Warm Gun" by The Beatles
Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
  1. Aaron, because he needs to blog more.
  2. E.J., who I don't know that well, but who seems to have really good musical taste.
  3. Adam, because I know he'll write something really funny.
Meanings coming soon. I promise!

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Update: It's kind of amazing to me that in my list of 5, there is no Gomez, no Saw Doctors, and no Billy Bragg. With them, it's more likely whole albums. I have probably seen those three more live in recent years than any others on the list (besides Kristin Hersh/Throwing Muses).