Wednesday, June 22, 2005

But it would still be in mine 

Looking for economics to blog I found Bob Subrick arguing on Spin's Top 100 albums of the last 20 years that Radiohead's OK Computer, which came in #1, won't top the list in five years. I'd have to disagree. Indeed, this reminds me that Quid Nomen Illius, which I tagged for books the other day not seeing he already had been tagged, also did music. Since I probably spend more time listening to new music than reading new books, this would be a good place for me to do so.

Total number of music files on your computer: At home I'm over 1400. At the office about half that. Mostly rock, pop, electronica/chillout/trip at home; more blues, jazz and classical at the office. My iRiver mp3 player has mostly the homebased stuff.

Last CD bought: Two new ones. Turin Brakes JackInABox, and New Order Waiting For the Sirens' Call. Both, by the way, are excellent, particularly the latter, which might be the best thing they've done Power, Corruption and Lies.

Song playing at the moment of writing: Here are the last five I played:
Goldfrapp, Utopia
New Order, Guilt is a Useless Emotion (Mac Quayle Vocal Mix -- from the new CD)
Blue Merle, Burning in the Sun
Delerium, Love
The The, Love is Stronger than Death
(if I had written this at the office it would be completely different)

CDs that absolutely must be with me on my desert island (invented my own category)
5. Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
4. Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Furniture Music
3. Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Pictures at an Exhibition
2. George Thoroughgood, Live (have to take one blues CD, and it was this or SRV)
1. Radiohead, OK Computer