Thursday, April 07, 2005

Everyone deserves music

Because I'm a sucker for stupid quizzes:

1. Total volume of music files on my computer.
4.238GB. And it's all mine, I swear! :p

2.The last CD I bought was ...
Umm, I got given a few CDs for my birthday, but the last one I bought myself was a double CD of the best of Nina Simone. Those CDs are the definition of cool. That and Ocean's 11, but that's for another discussion.

3. The last song I listened to before writing this was ...
'Mr Brightside' by The Killers.

4. Song playing right now...
'Hate to say I told you so' by The Vines

5. Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me:
1. Better be home soon and Don't dream it's over by Crowded House.
I listened to 'Recurring Dream' a lot when I was in Canada, and I'll always associate those songs with my time over there. I've been listening to that CD again this week for other reasons...

2. London Still, by The Waifs.
This was a Canada song too, but I'd listen to this one to remind myself what Australian accents sounded like!

3. A Case of You, both the original by Joni Mitchell and the cover by Diana Krall.
This song gets my every time. I was brought up on the album 'Blue' by Joni Mitchell and so I've known all the words to this song since forever. But when I was home over the holidays I listened to it by myself a lot more when I was cleaning the house, and got hooked on it all over again. Joni Mitchell singing is for all the time; Diana Krall's beautiful version is what I put on as I go to sleep every night.

4. Eternal Nightcap by The Whitlams.
I know this is an album and not a song, but meh. This is my quiz. I discovered this album all over again during the holidays as well. So, so good. I remember when this album came out: I'd just started to listen to Triple J regularly, and it was on pretty much constant play there. So many good songs! Melbourne, Buy Now Pay Later, No Aphrodisiac... classic album.

5. Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude
Very pretentious or very common choice, depending on which one of my friends you talk to. But I don't care what any of youse peoples say. I love it, and every time I hear the final bars with that climax (as you can tell, I don't have a lot of experience describing classical music) my breath skips. It does help if you've seen Noel, the West Wing episode where Josh has a breakdown to this piece of music.

So yeah, there's a little overview of music habits. One of my friends told me recently that he thinks that if anyone wanted music to commit suicide to, they should just come to me. I suppose he's right - looking at my 'Most Played' list, there is some pretty depressing sounding stuff there: My Favourite Regret (Gigolo Aunts), I am ready for love (Counting Crows), Landslide (Smashing Pumpkins), Bridge over troubled water (Eva Cassidy).

But then there's also the entire score to the Buffy musical episode, so I think it all probably evens itself out... :)

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