Saturday, March 19, 2005

Yes, but do *I* like sad songs?

On S.Dogg's blog there was a post, Okay, I like sad songs, that answered five questions:
  1. Total amount of music files on your computer?

  2. The last CD you bought was . . . ?

  3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?

  4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

  5. What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?
I was one of the answers to that fifth question, so I have been called to answer these questions myself. I've been meaning to, but I really think this is difficult. Ever seen High Fidelity (GREAT soundtrack!) or read High Fidelity by Nick Hornby? The main character takes top 5 lists very seriously, and he puts a lot of time into them. I kinda feel like that. If I'm going to make any sort of list in such a way that is supposed to reflect upon me, I want to make sure I really make a statement with it.

Now that probably goes counter to the spirit of that list... But... Still... I wanna put some time into it.

PLUS, lately I've been doing a great deal of Internet streaming for music while at school, at the apartment, or otherwise. For a while I was on a real FCUK FM fan, but lately I've gone back to listening to my local CD101 radio station. However, I've found a lot of good music in Winamp's "Interet Radio" section under their "Media List."

In my car, I've been listening to a lot of NPR. Now, locally we have a classical radio station (WOSU) and we have our own NPR station too (WCBE) (and both have AM equivalents too), so the NPR station is free to play a lot more worldly music and some very nifty new music that I later find migrating over to alternative stations (like CD101 or Voltswagon commercials :) ).

Now, this makes me feel a bit like a geek, but while I've been writing, I've been listening to a lot of classical music. It doesn't distract me. It calms me. I get into a rhythm. I can really get going.

Now, because of all of this, I unfortunately only have about 1700 songs on my local PC. Compared to my friends, that's kinda puny. I do have lots of CD's though, and at FIRST that's the big reason why I didn't go MP3 crazy when everyone else was. It also didn't help that I kept different collections on different PC's (home, laptop, office, etc.). However, now I've just been soaking up music from these other sources.

So for now, that's my answer. I'll come up with a better one soon... And, again, maybe that's not the spirit of the "poll." But... it's all I got now. So go ahead, you can laugh all you want, but I've got my philosophy . . . (hint, hint? we shall see . . .)
 

2 comments:

Spice said...

Ha - I finally read this! Although I got to it through your other post in which you mention that you were waiting for me to do so. My apologies for being a bit late...

Theo said...

Ha. :) No apology necessary.

I really feel like I've been spending way too much time here lately... Stupid spring break... It goes to my head. I guess it's over now though. <sigh> I hope my adviser is satisfied with my progress tomorrow. :(