pick up sticks

i’m picking up jackie’s “magic stick” challenge.

1. Total amount of music files on your computer:

hmmmm… probably almost 9 gigs. on my 40 gig laptop this feels like almost a waste of space. especially since i’m considering downloading virtual pc *barf* in order to run some windows-only *double barf* visualization software. we need a box to operate as a server @ home.

2. The last CD you bought was:

i was lucky enough to receive the new bjork album, Medulla for christmas from pete’s family. i love it. also shortly after that i picked the Afro Baby comp in baltimore that i mentioned here before. everyone should check it out. it’s wonderful

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

i’ve been working on a little paper all day, so i’ve got the old ipod on shuffle, but am skipping through shit i don’t feel like listening to. right now i’m listening to basement jaxx’s rendez-vu.

that said i’ve been having a rilo kiley fest for the past 3 days. i’ve been relatively unimpressed with their stuff until i heard peeling paint and the good that won’t come out. i love the way that both of these songs feel. they’re nicely done.

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

this seems to vary for me but for the moment:

van morrison’s brown eyed girl – this song always gives me a warm fuzzy because my dad used to sing it to me when i was little

rilo kiley’s the good that won’t come out – although i’ve only hear it for the first time recently, this song evokes…i don’t know…it feels like a desperate attempt at optimism. life sucks for the most part but you try to make the best of it. with the war that’s supposed to be over, the recent inauguration, and the tension and uncertainty of roe v. wade this song sounds like i feel lately

air moon safari album – the whole thing. any time i hear it i think of parties at st. mary’s.

pj harvey – each and every album she’s put out i’ve loved for a different reason. in high school i loved dry, rid of me, to bring you my love but especially 4-track demos. nothing could have been more appropriate at the time. my ex-girlfriend and i used to listen to stories from the city during late night phone calls. and i’m in love with the new album uh huh her. somehow whatever she puts out at synchs up nicely with whatever is going on with my life.

pearl jam’s ten – again the whole album. this album represented a turning point in my life. i think i was about 15. amazing stuff.

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why?

hmmm… pete, because i’m always curious to see what he’s listening too; dear amy and rob and all of the old b-more crew really. maybe if i can listen to what you’re listening too you won’t feel so far away.

  1. Anonymous said:

    timmxorz sez:

    the album from which those three rilo kiley songs come from, “the execution of all things,” really is superb, all the way through. brooke bought it and i was hooked from the casiotone beats on “all the good that won’t come out” and was hooked by the great songs and fantastic lyrics!

    and i posted my response btw…

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