Doug egged me into this music meme that is spreading. I saw it first yesterday and thought it was kind of dumb, but in the past 24 hours I've found dozens more from folks I read and admire, and I've changed my tune -- it's turned out to be kind of cool. So here goes:
Total volume of music on my computer:
11.1Gb (2119 songs). It's mostly limited by my 40Gb hard drive on my powerbook. I regularly delete downloaded mp3s I don't like or don't listen to much anymore. About once a month I probably prune a few hundred songs, which get replaced as I collect more. My music library size might also be an artifact of having a 10Gb iPod for two years. Even though my current one is 20Gb, I always seem to hover between 9 and 11Gb in music.
The last CD I bought:
I don't buy CDs much anymore, opting for the iTMS or finding them online, but I actually bought The Dan Band off an ad on BoingBoing because I'm a sucker for silly covers and I loved the Total Eclipse bit that showed up in Old School. I read BoingBoing through a browser instead of RSS and I must admit I click on almost all their ads and this CD wasn't the first thing I've bought via them. Some people say BoingBoing looks like the side of a NASCAR but I find the ads useful.
Song playing right now:
I find and play a lot of random stuff and right now I am enjoying the Spamalot broadway recording. I wish I were in NYC and could see it live.
Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
The Gold Finch and Red Oak Tree by Ted Leo & the Pharmacists (I have no idea what this song means but it sounds very pretty and I never tire of it)
Scared Straight by The Long Winters (the live KEXP version is my fave)
Frug by Rilo Kiley (off their first EP not on iTMS, but all their stuff is great)
Your Own Dot Org by Shannon Campbell (rediscovered this recently and fell in love with it all over again, everything about this is perfect)