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February 07, 2005

Music thingy

This comes in from Mr Deedee (Update: and ad++), who handed it on to me purely to make me violate my site's blogging manifesto. How mean of him.

However, since it's possible Mr Deedee is interested in my answers, I'm afraid I have to resort to drastic measures: I need to institute a manifesto-free zone on this weblog. Unfortunately for you, manifesto-free zones come in pretty garish colours. Read on at your own risk.

Manifesto-free blog zone

1. Total amount of music files on your computer:
Uhm, no idea. My computer won't give me a count. But if it helps, my music directory is approx. 18GB. Oddly enough, believe it or not, it's actually all legal.
2. The last CD you bought was:
The last parcel from contained two CDs: Oh, inverted world by The Shins, and Young liars by TV On The Radio.
3. What is the song you last listened to before reading this message?
"The Tain" from The Tain by The Decemberists.
4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
I don't have any songs that mean a lot to me, but there are a few that I can't seem to get tired of. For example:
 "Rain" by the Beatles.
 "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" by Bob Dylan.
 "Did I Tell You" by Yo La Tengo.
 "Hate My Way" by Throwing Muses.
 "Abril 74" by Lluís Llach.
 "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones
5. Who are you going to pass this stick to? (3 persons) and why?
Uhm, since most people I know i.r.l. aren't exactly music buffs, I have to pass this on to readers of my weblog: So this would then be
 Ralf (because he was in the audience during the famous WotB recording),
 Mig (because I want to know what cello players listen to) and
 Gibarian (because of his occasional comments on my weblog).
Actually, since I hate chain letter schemes, I'm cheating a bit here because I'm not going to send an e-mail to these people. I'll simply trust that they read this entry.
Posted by Horst on February 7, 2005 04:00 PM to the body electric | Tell-a-friend

We received this ping from Stormgrass on February 8, 2005 12:19 PM:

Music blogging questionnaire meme: I'm not big on answering chain-mails, except maybe to send a link back to the sender proving that the content of the mail is pure rubbish, thought up by some college student in North Carolina with too much spare time, not sure if he should write a com... [more]

Klaus said on February 7, 2005 05:24 PM:

My eyes hurt. I certainly hope you won't be using those colours in the university library's website redesign.

Armin said on February 7, 2005 05:47 PM:

Hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault? Call Accident Direct on 0800-...

Now where did I have that number again...

I already have my Monday afternoon headache and then you torture me with those colours? I'm going to get you for that, I'm sure that's illegal under some convention or other. Oh, the pain!!!!1


pinkNgreen said on February 7, 2005 09:01 PM:

I like your Manifesto-free blog zone and the music you listen to. Thanks for breaking the rules. ;-)

dd said on February 7, 2005 09:12 PM:

oh, I like those colors! feels like home..

nora said on February 7, 2005 11:28 PM:

i made a quilt for my daughter using these colors and called it "swanee's groovy naptime".

Horst said on February 8, 2005 10:32 AM:

Well, dwelling in a manifesto-free zone should be painful, just to remind you how awful these things that I normally don't blog about actually are. :-)

And no worries, the new library website will use different colours - there's no manifesto there that needs to be circumvented.

Adalbert said on February 11, 2005 02:03 PM:

Thanks for accepting the invitation to comment on your music usage, though those colours are really horrible. Regarding the size of your music library: donīt you use iTunes? My iTunes currently report 38,46 GB, thatīs actually changes quite often as I still add CDīs and delete some older (or horrible) stuff.

laura said on February 14, 2005 08:00 PM:

I hope your blog always has shelter, so it won't fade away.

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