So this was the post-blizzard view today:
I haven't been outside since yesterday morning - - we've got fresh, homemade vegetable-barley soup, three Monty Python DVDs from the NYPL; hell, we're good for a few more days of this. The roads are looking pretty clear by now, so I'm not too worried about tomorrow's commute - - though my vacationing parents just called because they won't be able to get out of St. Marten's until Wednesday. Yeah, I'm feeling their pain.
And I appear to have been tagged by sock-rockin' Em to answer some music question thingy. Hell, I didn't really want a nap today anyway.
1. Total amount of music files on your computer: On this computer - 0. Too much trouble to upload, too much memory taken up that I could otherwise use for fonts, photos, 3D modeling software downloads. Now, work's another story; I keep a few albums' worth of music in my iTunes, but even there I usually spend more time listening to streaming radio (WFMU and KCRW) than anything else.
OK, I take that back. I have exactly two music files that I downloaded because they were live acoustic performances that I don't think are even available on CD. "Everlong" by Foo Fighters (I don't even know what the album version sounds like, but this version kills me) and "Goodbye To You" by Michelle Branch (Yeah, Michelle Branch. I'm a Buffy geek. And that's all the explanation you're getting from me.)
2. The last CD you bought was: "Live at the Hotel Cafe", an amazing collection of performances from some staggeringly talented LA songwriters, including the masterful Gary Jules. (Remember that heartbreaking cover of "Mad World" toward the end of Donnie Darko? Him's the dude singing it.)
3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message? "And So It Goes", Nick Lowe
4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you: As of THIS MINUTE, the following are foremost in my heart. I'll probably be kicking myself as soon as I post over at least one of them.
1. "Venus de Milo", Television
2. "Andalucia", John Cale
3. "Nothing In This World", Kinks
4. "Cannonball", Breeders
5. "Little Time Bomb", Billy Bragg
My husband - being a
geek music writer - does these kind of lists all the time, and always cheats by doing three or four different versions. I'm gonna do the same here because - let's face it - five tracks just ain't enough. So now that it's a good half-hour since I came up with the first list, here's the alternate:
1. "If You Want Me To Stay", Sly and the Family Stone
2. "Burma Shave", Tom Waits
3. "So Sad About Us", The Jam
4. "Talking Book", Lou Reed
5. "Little Mascara", The Replacements
5. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why?
1. My ex-roomate, ex-poker buddy and sometime writing partner Grusinskaya, whose taste in music - generally more refined than mine - is nonetheless impeccable.
2. Girlreaction Carolyn, because every time she posts anything music-related, I go, "Yeah!" And because SHE'S ALL ABOUT ROCKING OUT.
3. The Nipper. 'Cause she's an all-around cool chick who's sorely missed at the Drafty Table.