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Musical baton

Chad has passed the musical baton on to me. It’s an honor just to be nominated.

Wait, different post.

Okay, I’m supposed to report some information about the state of music here at Schussman North. Here goes:

Total volume of music on my computer: Ignoring briefly the need to standardize this value by bitrate in order to have a meaningful comparison, I have a little over 10GB of music in my iTunes library.

Last CD I bought: Sex, Love and Rock’n’Roll, Social Distortion.

Song playing right now: [presses random, closes eyes, presses play] “Float On,” Modest Mouse.

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that Mean a lot to me: Oh, man. Okay, here’s a mix of “frequently listened” and “means a lot.”

  1. “Can’t Stand Me Now,” The Libertines. A great song that’s capped by a perfectly wild, angry Bob Dylanesque harmonica outro.
  2. Eve of Destruction,” Bishop Allen. Right from the rambly intro, this is a sweet song about apocalypse and friendship.
  3. Me and My 424,” John Vanderslice. Maybe the perfect rock song?
  4. “Brown-Eyed Girl,” Van Morrison. Gotta include the “first dance at the wedding” song in this list. Heather rejected on the spot two bands that didn’t know this song.
  5. “Seek Up,” Dave Matthews Band. Freshman year in college, Cesar Romero had a scratchy tape of Remember Two Things. I later put this song on a mix tape that I took to Rome for a semester and listened to constantly. This is the kind of song that DMB wrote before they ruined music.

Five people to whom I’m passing the baton. Okay, let’s try the following. I don’t think any of them have done this yet:

Do I win?