June 12, 2005


A couple of my friends (they happen to be librarians as well) have complained over the years because I don’t post much personal information here that isn’t library related. To these fine folks I say: “Look at my flickr pages!” To satisfy this huge market (a solid three or four readers anyway;), because I love music so very much, have posted about it before and because I am working on a “Top 100 Albums Every Public Library In America Should Be Circulating” list, I’m going to use a little space to respond to the “Tag, Your It” music posts I got last week. Thanks to Max and Aaron for “tagging” me. Here goes:

Total Volume of music files on my computer:
77.2 GB. That ain’t no typo, sister.

The Last CD I Bought Was:
Morrissey- Live at Earls Court

Song playing right now:
“I Was Born (A Unicorn)” by The Unicorns

Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me:
I couldn’t resist doing both separately. It was hard though, as they really ought to be at least 100 times longer. A difficult task this was!

Mean a lot:
1. “Discolite” by Teenage Fanclub
2. “Leave” by R.E.M.
3. “Wishing Well” by Terrance Trent D’Arby
4. “Nothing Better” by The Postal Service
5. “Signal To Noise” by Peter Gabriel

Listen to a lot:
1. “Twenty Cell Revolt” by Menomena
2. “He Knows I’d Love to See Him” by Morrissey
3. “Love Spreads” by the Stone Roses
4. “Beverley Hills” by Weezer
5. Prince – most anything, most anytime

First concert I ever attended:
Bryan Adams. Hey, this was 1984 when he was fresh and cool. Besides, Autograph opened up for him and doesn’t that really just make it seem right?

In keeping with the nature of this exersize I need to tag three other folks. If I passed it along, it would go to:
Donna F.
Michael S.
Chris P.

Posted by libraryman at June 12, 2005 11:20 PM

MP, I think you're the only person I know who (personally) who has more music on his/her computer than I do. I'm toppping about 51GB -- far shy of your 77.2. Nice.

Posted by: Kris at June 13, 2005 09:43 AM

I got a a gig or two from you. And a good gig it was!

Posted by: MP at June 13, 2005 03:08 PM

Hey Michael,

This is cool. I had to change it a little too and I don't believe in chain mail or tagging stuff...people will do it if they want to, so I'll just leave it at that.

The Last CD I Bought Was:
Daft Punk's Human Afterall

Song playing right now:
“Hold Me Now” by The Polyphonic Spree

Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me:

Ok...music means a lot ot me...I couldn't do just 5, so I increased it to 10.

Means a lot:
1. “Harden My Heart” by Quarterflash
2. “Portions for Foxes” by Rilo Kiley
3. “White Flag” by Dido
4. “Today” by The Smashing Pumpkins
5. “I Miss You” by Bjork
6. "Lucky" by Radiohead
7. "Home and Dry" by The Pet Shop Boys
8. "Missing" Everything But the Girl
9. "Never There" by Cake
10. "Luv" by Travis

Looking at this list, it makes me sad that ones that have more meaning are the sad songs. But you will see the ones I listen to more are quite happy or at least upbeat...go figure

Listen to a lot:
1. Wet From Birth - the whole album - by The Faint
2. "Everyday I Write the Book" Elvis Costello
3. “Beautiful” by Mandalay
4. “Man, It's So Loud in Here” by They Might Be Giants
5. "Clark Gable" by The Postal Service
6. Fancy Ultra Fresh -the whole album - by Freezepop
7. "I Don't Have the Map" by Idlewild
8. "Walking on Sunshine" Katrina and the Waves
9. “Must Be Dreaming” by Frou Frou
10."Digital Love" by Daft Punk

First concert I ever attended:
Billy Joel and Elton John in 1994. I won tickets to a Prince show from a radio station in the late 80s and my mom would not let me go, cause I had to go somewhere to pick up the tickets and she couldn't take me, also the show was a school night.

Thanks for the distraction...

Have a great day!


Posted by: Cynthia at June 18, 2005 11:09 AM