Friday, May 20, 2005

Ka - CHING!!!

Listening to: An incredible mix received from GraceD

As I type this, I'm wearing my new favorite shirt, a shirt that came with a wonderful mixed disk. A disk that exceeds expectations, pleasantly transcendant. And I'm wondering if Grace put Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road just to endear herself to lil' ol' me ;-)

Alas, I'll give my glowing review of the disk sometime in the near future, for now I have too much to consider (especially since I have two other disks to comment on) and I'd rather indulge Steve's meme since I was thus tagged. Considering he said (about me) "Jim, in particular, shares some of my demented musical taste," I feel like I must rise to the challenge. Another meme, another probe into my psyche, wha?!?!

1. What is the total volume of musical files on your computer?

5.8 Gigs at the moment but alot of those are wav files. And I'm constantly clearing out music files to make room for more porn.

2. What song are you listening to right now?

Grateful Dawg, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, it's on Grace's mix disk and I'm not bullshitting when I put in my own "Listening to" thing-y on my blog.

3. Last CD I bought?

Matmos, The Civil War; I have a taste for industrial noise in the same way I enjoy modern classical music. Noise. Nuff said.

4. Five songs you listen to a lot and which mean something to you:

As Steve said, only five? Well, OK... in no partcular order:

  1. Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
    This remains radical music, 40 years later, and bands have been doing variations on this sing ever since. Small wonder.

  2. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
    I don't know why I have to comment on this song because it is the ultimate Rock n' Roll song. And it's a great lead in to...

  3. Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Chile (long live version)
    Every relationship I've ever had, I've warned her, "If I start the morning off listening to this at high volume, WATCH OUT!"

  4. Rossini, Overture, The Barber of Seville
    Yeah, I know, it's been in a bajillion commercials and movies and cartoons but I still love the way it makes me feel.

  5. The Clash, White Man in Hammersmith Palais
    There's dozens of songs by The Clash that I love but this is the one song that turns itself on in my head on an almost daily basis. Not sunny, lyrically, but a hell of a beat and everything a punk song should be.

The five unfortunate bloggers I'm passing this meme onto? Lauren at Feministe because she has awesome taste in almost everything, Sterling from Sterfish's Place because his tastes are similar enough to be fun but disparate enough to be interesting, Jay the Zero Boss because I know he'll be annoyed by yet another meme tossed his way, Vicki at Outside In because I'm loving getting to know her, and Pippa at Pippa Said because I believe she'll completely ignore this.

Grace, I love you... the package is AWESOME!!!


vicki said...

Well, that's just great. I already render people speechless. When they get a load of my taste in music, it's all over. But, for you, dear friend, I'll try.

Elisson said...

Well done, bwah.

Garcia and Grisman, eh? You need to check out Don Julin, a mandolin player who even plays Zappa tunes.

Thanks fer playing! Along!

vicki said...

Did it- had fun thinking about it. This meme I didn't mind getting tagged with! Thanks, Jim

panthergirl said...

Oh my, we are so fickle aren't we???

(GraceD, you'll be kicked to the curb as soon as another cute chick sends him a CD. Sheesh.) ;)

Karen said...

Good tunes! Hope you're having a great weekend!

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Great choices!

GraceD said...

(Pantherg., I've been kicked to the curb before. However Jim kicks sweetly and gently.)

Model the tee shirt! Demonstrate the action figure! We want pics!

Glad you enjoyed what I've been callling my Lifetime Made for TV CD soundtrack. What can I say, dollin? I sent you a chick mix.

And no, thank you for setting up Mixmania. You. Are. The. Pagan. God.

The Zero Boss said...

Just saw this. You FUCKER.