1. Total amount of music files on your computer?
oh boy. Will have to confirm with iTunes at home, but I know it’s 8000+ tracks. Edited to add: 8932 songs (more frightening yet: almost 100% of that is legitimate music I own! I’m such a dork that when everyone was Napstering, I was only downloading songs I already owned, so I wouldn’t have to rip them…there are a few things that I downloaded and never bought, but probably less than 100 songs total).
2. The last CD you bought was…
Hrm…two at almost the same time: (1) Marshall Crenshaw, Marshall Crenshaw (I saw him a few months ago at the Pour House in Raleigh, and realized how desperately I needed to have the song “Someday, Someway” (but I had to wait until I “needed” something else to order it ;-) and Spinning Jennies, Stratosphere
3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
Wellllll, if the song in my head counts it’s “Someday, Someway”. If the last song I sang counts, it’s Norah Jones, “Lonestar”. If it’s the last song I actually heard playing on an external device it’s Mark Erelli, “Why Should I Cry Over You” (he’s playing the Six String Cafe on this Saturday, BTW)
4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
- “Let it Be”, The Beatles — this one is the easy one ’cause it’s a constant
The others are tougher, as I tend to get obsessive about songs for a period of months… my current ones (based on iTunes playcounts — I gotta be fair) are:
- “Honey & the Moon”, Joseph Arthur
- “All I Want”, Karin Allyson (a cover of a Joni Mitchell tune)
- “Mr. Harris”, Aimee Mann
- “Lean on Me”, Beth Orton (not a cover of a Bill Withers tune)
I could throw out the immediacy data and attempt to create the “five greatest of all time” — but that would be a lot harder. ;-)