The musical baton
So the dot in dot sara tossed me the baton.
Total volume of music on my computer: 47.85GB. Yowzah. It is my collection back to the early Napster days, so that tells me I needs to clean it out some.
The last CD I bought was:
Physical: Broken Social Scene: Feel Good Lost
iTMS: Dave Matthews Band: Stand Up
Song playing right now: “Ageless Beauty” by Stars (yay for canadian new wave)
Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
- “Elevator Love Letter” by Stars
This is a great tune about young urban love/lust and how people feel alone in the big city.
- “Lover You Should’ve Come Over” by Jeff Buckley
This guy’s voice is simply amazing. The raw emotion he channels and the way the songs move just paint amazing pictures. He was really taken from us too soon.
- “North Dakota” by Lyle Lovett
A beautiful song that just reminds me of a lot of different things in my life. “So I drank myself some whiskey / And I dreamed I was a cowboy / and I rode across the border”
- “Lunch” by Shivaree
Ambrosia Parsley and crew sum up what a lot of the parts of Los Angeles that I don’t like are all about:
"It’s not black enough to see where any white is
So I’ll wait another hour for you and your designer jeans
And I remember you as heartless as a freeway
And I wonder if the time will make your eyes like Angelynes
Will you shuffle to your seat, greasy head and naked feet
And your expensive hands are swinging all your Beverly keys
The latest color on you lips and there’s a satchel at your hips
And it’s all full of broken Barbie dolls and disassembled dreams
If you don’t want for them to hate you cause you beautiful
How can you want them all to love you for the same thing?
- “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
Matt Haughey, I curse you for linking to Ted Leo’s cover of this song. It started off simple enough. And then the Clarkson industry Powerpoint. Then the iTunes purchase. Matt Haughey, you are a gateway drug.
Five people to whom I’m passing the baton:
Baton, passed. Meme, continued.