25 May 2005

Musical meme

1. The person who passed the baton to you.

Anne slid this note across to me in study hall, and I've spent the past couple of hours gazing out the window (while I should be working), trying to pick only five (!) songs... (It's also my first meme, thank you very much.) I know that as soon as I post this I'm going to want to change something, but I'll do my best leave it alone.

2. Total volume of music files on your computer.

As I just bought this machine before moving, there isn't much on it yet. My old machine had quite a bit, though. That said, I'm pretty "old fashioned" and love owning CDs. (Lizzie says it best.) I will most likely live out my life without ever owning an iPod.

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

Picaresque ~ The Decemberists. Colin and company do it again. ("The Engine Driver" nearly made the following list.)

4. Song playing at the moment of writing.

The waves lapping on the shore below.

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

I'll go with "personally meaningful" because "all-time fav" would have me sitting here all night! Here goes...

a) "You Are the Light" ~ The Innocence Mission (they love William Maxwell, Eudora Welty, and Charles Dickens)
b) "Latter Days" ~ Over the Rhine (they love Annie Dillard, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Dylan Thomas)
c) "I Can't Remember" ~ Vigilantes of Love (Bill Mallonee loves Flannery O'Connor, Frederick Beuchner, and Jack Kerouac)
d) "Speed of Light" ~ Joseph Arthur
e) "I Dream a Highway" ~ Gillian Welch

(If anyone can contribute fav reads of Arthur or Welch, you'll get a special mention!)

Freebies: For the record, "Don't Let Me Down" is my favorite Beatles song, while "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" is my fav Dylan song.

6. The five people to whom you will ‘pass the musical baton.’

Ms. Croc...to see what's been filling her creative space lately.
The Count of Monty Cristo...I'm willing to bet he's got some good stuff.
The Teaching Assistant...because she hasn't had enough memes tossed her way.
Chris at Splinters...sheer curiosity.
Enoch Soames, Esq....because I trust this isn't beneath him and I would genuinely like to know more about the gentleman.

2 comments:

crocodylia said...

God, I don't think I can properly fill out that meme and make it interesting/make much sense. But here's a list of what's mostly been playing around here lately:

Sergei Prokofiev
Bela Bartok
Towa Tei
The Merkin Dream
the new Analord albums
live Kraftwerk bootleg from their recent tour
György Ligeti
Erik Satie

I don't really listen to music with words anymore! Or hardly. Mostly classical or electronic stuff. I do occasionally listen to OTR or Emiliana Torrini, but that's about the only deviation.

the teaching assistant said...

You can see my answers here:
http://dothyresearch.blogspot.com/2005/05/musical-meme.html