Digital Raven (digitalraven) wrote,
Digital Raven

Another musical lemming

1. Total amount of music files on your computer?

Which? Desktop has around ten gig, mostly from the first and second year of university, but I've been ripping CD's to make up for that. The laptop has maybe 90 files, half a gig or so. And there's a 50-track playlist sat on my exobrain for the bus to work. I love SDCards.

2. The last CD you bought was...

C...D? $DEITY, I've not bought one of those in a long time. Maybe something by the Smashing Pumpkins? Wait, no, I tell a lie. Kalx - Andean Swing. Traditional ambient Andean music performed by a couple of guys I met when they were playing at random in the streets of Hull. Liked it so much I bought their CD.

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?

The Killers - Somebody Told Me

4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

Can I do five of each instead? No? Fuck. Fine, just bear in mind that these will change by tomorrow.

In no order at all:

Third Eye Blind - The Background. A hard injection of loss and depression straight to the hindbrain. The kind of song that can get me depressed in any circumstances, and in the mood to write something soulful and painful and true. Because sometimes, everyone needs grounding, especially us borderline types.
VNV Nation - Future Perfect. The whole album and everyone who complains will be stabbed. Listening to it three times through gave me the idea for gnostic cyberpunk. The picture it paints is bleak, but the message is one of hope if we just live up to our responsibilities and look beyond this day.
Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army. Because fuck, any song that sounds so happy and is about the systematic murder of people dating back to Cromwell and before deserves a lot of listening. That and I really do like Elvis Costello. Not as much as Jools Holland, but he's just got that way with a piano that's beautifully smooth.
Manic Street Preachers - Archives of Pain. Guitar music at it's very best. Despite losing their edge after Everything Must Go, the Manics are one of the few bands to still be releasing good music (their latest album is great, too). The Holy Bible was their apex, and defined my musical tastes for a long time.
Madness - Lovestruck/Lamp-post. Their last real single, and still their best. More loss. Drunk ramblings. Staggering through the streets of a London still blighted by the grey rain of the Iron Bitch, but that everyone else has forgotten. And a ray of hope, but gone all too swiftly.

5. What 4 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?

zombie_moogle, to find out what she listens to.
catnik, likewise.
coaldustcanary, to see her reasons.
hot_pants, to codify the random suggestions I get from him.

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