I had a knitting post all ready in my head but then Jenn tagged me, so we’ll talk knitting tomorrow.

1.) Total amount of music files on your computer:
As of this writing, 6.42 gigs. I tend to be a very repetitive listener so I don’t accumulate all that much. I have a 40 gig iPod and I have a *long* way to go before filling that baby up, though I’m sure if I sat down with my CDs, it can be done.

2.) The last CD you bought was:
I haven’t bought a physical CD in a long time, because I’m running out of storage for them and I rarely listen to the actual CD anyway – I mostly use my iPod or computer, so I tend to buy digital music off iTunes. I think Jem – Finally Woken was the last one I bought. I was late to the party with that one, but songs got stuck in my head.

3.) What is the last song you listened to before reading this message:
No idea. I am answering this later than when I found out I was “it”. For most of the day I was listening to classic rock on the radio at work and one of the last songs I heard before leaving was “Turn the Page” by Bob Seger.

4.) Write down 5 songs you listen to often or that mean a lot to you:
This one is nearly impossible. I have a very split personality when it comes to music and over the 4 decades of my life I’ve been listening to it, I kind of got stuck in 3 eras. There’s 60s, which is the music I love most, the 80s, which defined my whole teenage to mid 20s life, and current music – so how can I pick just 5? (And yes, I know the 70s and 90s produced some great stuff but they say insanity skips a generation and for me, I mostly glide over those years where music is concerned).

So here’s 5 from each important span of my life. Some are my favorite songs, some are far from that but bring me back to a certain memory.

Then – the 60s
1. A Day in the Life – The Beatles
2. Leave me Be – The Zombies
3. Tangled up in Blue – Bob Dylan (ok, so one 70s snuck in there)
4. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
5. Time of the Season – The Zombies

Then – the 80s
1. Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy
2. Blood and Roses – The Smithereens
3. Inbetween Days – The Cure
4. Burning Flame – Vitamin Z
5. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Now – the 00s
1. Pink Bullets – The Shins
2. New Slang – The Shins
3. Killian’s Red – Nada Surf
4. Endless Shovel – Rogue Wave
5. Waltz #2 – Elliott Smith

5.) Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Ayelet – because I know she defines her life with music, as I do.
Bonne Marie – because she always sneaks some pop culture into her blog
Alison– because as an honorary member of the Drafty Table, she can’t not join in. And we know so little about her music tastes.

5 Responses to “Musical Posting”

The Smithereens! I’m having SUCH flashbacks now… Oy vey. I loved them.

I think you and are are on the same level when it comes to CD’s; I rarely buy them unless it’s for a gift for someone. I’ve got it all here on the computer, and my dwindling disk storage space shows it 🙂

Peter Murphy – sigh.

I’m slowly coming around to appreciating iTunes, but I could never give up CDs – I love liner notes too much.

your 80’s #1 and #2 are definitely two of my favorite songs!

Thanks for tagging me… I’ll get on this as soon as I can (though I imagine question #4 could take hours to think through!). 🙂