1. Total amount of music files on your computer?
Couldn't say, I don't have my own one, I just pilfer the use of my boyfriends (somehow stealing things off near and dear menfolk has avoided me making pretty much any big purchases) - he's got a normal size collection I suppose, about 20 - 30 albums and several dozen miscellaneous songs. I think I have downloaded about 10 of them.
2. The last CD you bought was...
A long time ago! Bought a bunch of black market cd's in Vietnam, so I'll just pick one of them:
Songs for the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age
3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
Sister Awake, The Tea Party
My best friend back in Australia is a middle eastern dance teacher and I'd been abusing her talent and generosity for a good few years in getting free lessons. Sister Awake was a piece she was choeographing with us before I left. Listening to this song reminds me of that. And trying to do hip circles and veil twirls in alternate directions at the same time.
4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
i.No-One knows my plan by They Might be Giants
I love this band - I've been a dedicated fan for over 10 years. I flew from one end of Australia to another to see them in concert. This is only one of my favourites, its the ambassador song for all of them ;)
ii. Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Always puts a smile on my face
iii. Bach - Brandenberg Concerto
I'm a classical fan, but not to the point of obsession. The levels of complexity and imagination created by certain composers never ceases to amaze me.
iv. Karma Police - Radiohead
Listened to the OK Computer album A LOT when I was travelling, never got sick of it.
v. Saint Vincent - Tetes Raides
A Paris band that my boyfriend introduced me to, I really like them, and it's one of those 'relationship songs' (not that its soppy or romantic, it's just part of our soundtrack)
Can't we pick 10? I've hardly even started! ;p
5. What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?
- an online contact since about 2001 and who I had the happy occasion to finally meet when I was in the south of France. I also want to know how much music he has stored on his computer, I think it will be a scary amount ;)
'Wandering lizard' Because he's far too busy for this sort of thing, but we annoyed frogs together for a year back in Darwin and I'm not sure that we ever discussed music that much. I'm wondering if his time in Israel got him interested in anything new and different
'Rakka' - a flickr friend, cos she'll have fun with it :)