April 14th, 2005
- Total volume of music files on my computer:
On my work computer, 4.5GB. My three computers at home probably have about 20-30GBs worth of stuff.
- The last CD I bought was:
Nicole Chillemi's self-titled CD. Nicole is a singer who performs regularly at a local wine bar, covering Billie Holiday and other classics with her breathy, sexy voice.
- The last song listened to before writing this
"Further (Remix)" by VNV Nation. Just one of the many songs on a MP3 compilation that I play in the car.
- Five Songs I Have Listened To A Lot In My Life
- "The Wedding Night" by Patrick Doyle (from the Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Score).
An amazing, lyrical melody which floats over the playful waltz from earlier in the movie, this track drove my roommate crazy when I would put it on repeat. "There's more than just that song on the disc, you know?" he would comment. Then again, he hooked up with my girlfriend when I was away, so he can screw off.
- "Chesterfield King" by Jawbreaker (from the album Bivouac):
While I could go with Jawbreaker's "Sluttering (May 4th)" which has the great line "If you hear this song a hundred times it still won't be enough" (which brought a special annoyance to the aforementioned roommate), or the entire album 24 Hour Revenge Therapy, I think of all Jawbreaker songs, "Chesterfield King" held the most rotation on my old mix tapes. Even though I don't smoke (and as far as I know, Blake Schwarzenbach no longer smokes), I'm particularly taken with the imagery throughout this song, especially the line: "Held your hand and watched TV and traced the little lines along your palm."
- "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." by a-ha (from the album Hunting High and Low):
While most people think of the 80's pop-bubblegum "Take on Me" when people talk a-ha, my favorite song from their debut album was always this darker track. I picked up the extended version on a trip to Taiwan, and my brother could never stomach this song again after hearing it so often.
- "No Need To Argue" by The Cranberries (from the album No Need To Argue):
Ever feel resigned to your fate after you've gotten dumped? Listen to this song. I did. A lot.
- "Both Hands" by Ani DiFranco (from various albums):
I've always been more partial to Ani's relationship songs versus her political songs. And this one is the best of the best.
- Five people I am passing this baton to: Only if they want to do so and if they haven't done it already:
Sorry, I've always been a baton-dropper.