Music Meme

Alex tagged me with the music meme that has been floating around for a while. I’d planned to participate several weeks/days ago (blogtime runs too fast, so I can’t remember when I first saw this meme), but got distracted, as often happens.

Once again, answers below the fold.

Total volume of music files on my computer:

Maybe 1-2 songs at most. I have a dial-up modem.

The last CD I bought was:

Cat Power, You are Free, at GZomie’s suggestion.

Song playing right now:

Oddly enough, Star Wars music. Album 88, Georgia State’s radio station has a soundtrack show on Fridays called “Nitrate 88.” Really good show, even though the Star Wars music is getting old.

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:

Like Alex, I think that’s too difficult. Randomly from my relatively limited CD collection:

Johnny Cash, “Man in Black.”
Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows.”
Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World.”
Tom Waits, “Alice.”
Wilco, “I am Trying to Break Your Heart.”

Five people to whom I’m passing the baton:

Any five people who want to play. I’ll tag Filmmaker-Guy back, since he tapped me for the “threes meme,” but this one has been around for a while. I can’t remember who has played already.


  1. Alex Halavais Said,

    May 20, 2005 @ 8:32 pm

    Ha! See, those five would be part of my top X as well. Way too hard. I might go for “Take this walz” over “Everybody knows,” but that’s mostly a function of over-playing the latter.

  2. Amber Said,

    May 20, 2005 @ 9:01 pm

    Woohoo! I did it too.

    Good call on the Cat Power CD. She’s fuckin’ great.

    Um, do you really have a dial-up modem?

  3. Chuck Said,

    May 20, 2005 @ 9:13 pm

    Alex, “Take this Waltz” is good, too. I tend to associate “Everybody Knows” with Atom Egoyan’s amazing film, Exotica, so that’s why I chose it. I also really like Cohen’s Hallelujah, though I know that Jeff Buckley’s version is more popular.

    Amber, yep, I’m still the world of 56k. But don’t worry, I’m working on it.

  4. Krista Kennedy Said,

    May 29, 2005 @ 11:20 pm

    We have eerily similar taste – both regarding the Top 5, and the fact it’s totally GZombie’s fault that I also bought You Are Free.

  5. Chuck Said,

    May 30, 2005 @ 4:10 pm

    Krista, I’ve always appreciated GZombie’s taste in music. He also introduced me to Vic Chesnutt’s music, for which I’m very grateful.

  6. Left Center Left Said,

    June 9, 2005 @ 7:28 am

    Music Meme

    Funny how “meme” passed from a quasi-semiotic concept to an Internet parlor game. No matter. Both Chuck Tryon and Steve Garfield have invited readers to participate, and Francine’s listing her summer playlist, so I’ll play along….

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