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Sunday, May 22, 2005


Music Meme

I frequently like to play along with the online blog memes, but I'm afraid I'll disappoint with this one cause I'm a freak or a close fascimile thereof.

1. The person (or persons) who passed the baton to you.


2. Total volume of music files on your computer.


Though I did download "Bombs Over Baghdad" once so I could have it playing during the press conference where Bush announced that we were going to war with Iraq.

3. The title and artist of the last CD you bought.

Whatever I got for my brother and Preethi for Christmas (twas on a list - I didn't pay too much attention to what I bought)

However, I believe this question is really about what was the last CD I bought for myself.

So in answer to that question: in 97 while I was co-oping in Raleigh, I decided I needed to get with the music scene so I finally bought a boom box, some random classical CDs (they were cheap), "Hot" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and the Violent Femmes' Greatest Hits (all at the same time). I played them some, but never bought any more CDs for myself. I did for a while have a number of tapes, mostly made from copies of my brother's music.

I was also given some country CDs for Christmas (I did ask for them - a first for me for Christmas -I also once asked for a Fine Young Cannibals tape for my birthday and a Fresh Prince tape), but they're still in their shrink wrap (this doesn't mean I don't appreciate them, it just means I've been busy).

4. Song playing at the moment of writing.

ESPN is on. No music. Unless the "Baseball Tonight" theme counts.

5. Five songs you have been listening to of late (or all-time favorites, or particularly personally meaningful songs)

The only time I listen to music is when I'm in the car and I don't like what's on talk radio (similarly the only time I listen to talk radio is when I'm in the car). So I listen to whatever is on. For the last couple years, that's been country music mostly because I think most current top 40 music is crap, if not worse. So I guess whatever is on the current country hits list.

On a related note, once for an English assignment we were supposed to analyze the lyrics of our favorite song and possibly bring in the song on tape or CD to play for the class. I didn't own a tape at the time and didn't have a favorite song so I asked my piano teacher for some popular sheet music and he gave me Don Henley's "Heart of the Matter" which I then pawned off as being a meaningful song to me.

6. The five victims people to whom you will 'pass the musical baton.'


My slight interest in music may be a surprise to some readers (though not to many others) as I'm pretty good at recalling artists/titles/lyrics/melodies and have been known to drunkenly sing entire songs and drop in lyrics in my everyday conversation. But that's a function of having a good memory and not from having a particular interest in music.


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