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!). :)