Saturday, January 13, 2007


I think that Avi is obsessed with music memes. And, I'm a follower so I'm obsessed, too.

Open iTunes. Click the column header for "Play Count". What are the first five songs listed?
Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
Do You Remember by Jack Johnson
Situations by Jack Johnson
Stay by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Your Heart Is An Empty Room by Death Cab for Cutie

Click the column header for Last Played. What are the first 5 songs?
Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
Fear by Sarah McLachlan
Loose Rap by Aaliyah
All In My Heart by Shawn Mullins (Scrubs soundtrack)
Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA

Click Party Shuffle. What are the first 5 songs?
Yes or No by JoJo
Problems by Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Four Days by Counting Crows
Independence Day by Melanie C
Right Here Right Now by Beastie Boys

Click the column header Year. What are the first 5 albums from 1994?
Maybe You Should Drive by Barenaked Ladies
Under the Table and Dreaming by Dave Matthews Band
Monster by R.E.M.
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Sarah McLachlan
Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994 by Sting

Click the column header My Rating. What are the first 5 albums?
I don't use this column, so it just presents me with an alphabetical list of songs by artist. Those five songs are:
MTV Unplugged by 10,000 Maniacs
Aaliyah by Aaliyah
Gold by ABBA
Adriana Evans by Adriana Evans
Diary of Alicia Keys by Alicia Keys

Finally, look at the bottom of your iTunes window. How many days of music do you have?
5.3 days, which is totally unreflective of my entire music collection. We have so many CDs that the two CD racks we do have are completely filled and the rest are crawling all over the living room floor, filling up multiple Rubbermaid bins, and scattered all over Hay's desk. I do try to get my albums from iTunes now so that I don't add to the problem. I have no guess at how many days' worth of music I'd have if every album I loved were in my iTunes.


Anonymous said...

Having bought a new laptop two weeks ago, I only started loading iTunes in the last week. Does dialogue count? Soundtracks in ().

Play Count:
I Drove All Night, Cyndi Lauper
New Recruit, Eric Clapton
Tracks and Lines, Eric Clapton
Realization, Eric Clapton
Kristen and Jim, Eric Clapton

Last Played:
Son of a Son of a Sailor, Jimmy Buffet
Fins, Jimmy Buffet
He Went to Paris, Jimmy Buffet
Cheeseburger in Paradise, Jimmy Buffet
Ezekiel 25-17, Dialogue (Pulp Fiction)

Party Shuffle:
Always Something Better, Trentemoller
Mysteries of Asia, K'Zula
Foggy Dew/Tolkein's Draught, Yankee Celtic Consort
Surf Rider, The Lively Ones (Pulp Fiction)
John Marr's Fancy/Glass of Beer, Yankee Celtic Consort

Royale with Cheese, Dialogue (Pulp Fiction)
Personality Goes a Long Way, Dialogue (Pulp Fiction)
Ezekiel 25-17, Dialogue (Pulp Fiction)
What's the Frequency, Kenneth?, R.E.M
Your Love is King, Sade

Rating: (no ratings, yet - alphabetical)
Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, The 5th Dimension (Forrest Gump)
Let's Stay Together, Al Green (Pulp Fiction)
Celtic Wedding, Al Petteway & Amy White
Forrest Gump Suit, Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump)
Wunderkind, Alanis Morissette (Narnia)

Days of Music:
797 items, 2.3 days, 3.21 GB

Anonymous said...

Whoa. I thought I was a follower, too, but I don't have iTunes installed. WOO! I'm better than you people! *snoot*

Poppy Cede said...

Kristen, I have a Mac. It comes pre-installed. :)

Avitable said...

Stay is such a great song. I've loved that since the day it came out.

You have a Mac? And here I liked you.

Poppy Cede said...

I don't get this Mac vs. PC crap. Who cares what kind of computer I use? It's the one work gave me for free. If they gave me a Linux laptop I'd use that instead. Besides, my Mac can run Windows, so suck on that, pal. :P

Avitable said...

A free computer is a free computer. But for people who choose Macs over PC as their main computer - the one they choose to buy - I can't understand it. PCs have much more expandability and adaptability. I build my own, so I'm just a snob like that. :P