Musical Memes, Oh My
so i think what i'm supposed to do is say where it came from,
(it came from a young blogger named mike, whose postings are here)and then post the questions it asks with my own answers. The Theme is Music. (isn't this exciting!? okay, here we go...)
- Total Volume?
i think this is where i'm supposed to say how much computer space is being taken up by my music files. except i don't know because my music files are not really so well organized, like in ONE folder or something. they are all over the place, frankly, and only about half are in an iTunes related folder. also, i have duplicate files. over the years, for example, i've probably downloaded and "filed" Dancing Queen at least five times. and i never delete things. this is why i have external storage now for my 20G laptop. not that i know how to use it. whatever. moving on.
- Last CDs Purchased?
um. i am not a big CD purchaser. i don't even download entire albums, just songs i like and usually those are throwbacks to when i was in middle school because i am WAY out of the current musical loop because i don't listen to the radio anymore because i don't drive anymore. i am not cool at all.
this said, i did make a couple impulse CD buys at starbucks (hi? marketing-gullible much?) recently. those would be the ray charles duets album and the best of joni mitchell. i think i'm supposed to talk about my feelings on these albums, but what is there to say really? it's not like any of you have managed to escape hearing ray charles everywhere, and joni is joni.
(though i will point out that i totally cry when they play her "both sides now" in love actually. every time.)
- Playing Right Now?
um, remember how i mentioned i'm really not cool? i'm really not. my iPod on the bus this morning ran through...let's see...some ABBA, some harry connick jr., some remixed ollllld school stuff (check out 'verve'), some sinatra, um bette midler, and some very bad dance music the likes of which i'm too embarrassed to recount here.
- Five Favorites?
hmm. my favorites are likely to change at any time, so i will list the five songs that i listen to overandoverandoverandover these days. they would be:
Different Drum - as performed by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
ABC/I Want You Back - remix of the Jackson Five standards
The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
and then i think i'm supposed to end by passing this thing along to OTHER bloggers who i will then make feel guilty for not answering. like so:
- here, KnitterStacy. this will give you something to do when you tire of working on making another (fucking) sweater.
- and to you, Jen, because you are done with finals and thusly have all the time in the world for, as Purl* would call them, me!me!s.
- also to you, Jake, because you are cute. and because we should meet. (did i say that aloud?) i simply want to uh, have the opportunity to prove the existence of you.
- and then to my brilliantly funny friend Smacky who has, for one reason or another, decided to take it upon herself to blog in russian. and when she wanted to try and link to my blog, had quite a time getting advice on the russian translation for "she just walks around with it" given that "it" = "my enormous booty" and you know, there are some syntactical peculiarites related to american booty.
*Purl has already had to fend off quite a few memes, so i didn't want to contribute to further onslaught.