Tuesday, June 07, 2005
A Music Meme
Total volume of music files on my computer—6.37 gigs. If I ever get around to digitizing my oh, about 15 linear feet of vinyl, I might be in real trouble. I miss my sixties and seventies rock. And my blues. *sniff*
The last CD I bought—New: With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails. Used: The Singles by The Clash (a workaround to avoid replicating my vinyl Clash albums.)
Song I'm listening to right now—Just one? Ok, I do listen to only one song at a time but...just one? The Passenger by Lunachicks. Happy now?
Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me—Oh, Gods... I can't name any off the top of my head so I'm going to rummage through my hard drive, obviously completely ignoring my vinyl (did I mention I have vinyl records?). The Origin of Love from the Original Cast version of Hedwig and The Angry Inch; Frenzy by Screamin Jay Hawkins; Rest in Peace from Once More, With Feeling, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode; Beak of Putrification by Hatebeak; Search and Destroy by Iggy & the Stooges; Red Right Hand by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Hey, I've already gone over five. Crap. Hell, a few more won't kill you. Pretty much everything on And All That Could Have Been by Nine Inch Nails; Behind the Wall of Sleep by The Smithereens; Dancing Barefoot by The Patti Smith Group.
Bonus! Extremely unPC track: Get Your Hands Off My Woman by The Darkness.
I'm generally in accord with Emma Goldman on this: "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution."
(I often have the urge to source my quotes. So I had to go looking for the source for this quote from Emma Goldman and imagine my surprise at coming across this page claiming Goldman never actually said those words. The author of the page seems qualified to say this. Still, it's a marvelous statement and I love it anyway.)