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Dec. 12th, 2005

via keryx

The meme:
Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following. Go to your library. Answer, no matter how embarrassing it is.

I say:
Go ahead and leave out the embarrassing ones if you want. And you don't even have to do the meme at all! :-)

How many tracks: 5806

Last played: something from one of the Babylon 5 soundtracks by Christopher Franke

Sort by track title:
First track: - "II. Larghetto" (part of a Schumann symphony)
Last track: "Zweite Brautnacht," Aria from Die ägyptische Helena, Richard Strauss

Sort by artist:
First track: "Is It?" by :zoviet*france
Last Track "Destiny," Zero 7
(actually, that was the last track that has an artist listed. I have dozens of language tape snippets with no artist listed)

Sort by time:
Shortest track: "Interlude: Memory" by Janet Jackson (4 seconds)

Longest track:
"A Tale of Two Cities (Unabridged) Part 5 of 8" by Charles Dickens (an audiobook)

The longest music track claims to be "Tiny Golden Books" by Coil, but there's some kind of glitch in it and it's really much shorter than iTunes thinks it is.

The actual longest music track is "Indian Suite" by Edward MacDowell

Top Five Most Played tracks
These are all in the top five because they are in my "Selkie" mix that I made after my beloved Selkie-cat died.

"There Is No Rose of Swych Vertu" by Mediæval Bæbes (the rest of the album is lousy)
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" written and read by Dylan Thomas
"For Free" by Joni Mitchell
"Devoiko, Mari, Khubava" by Kitka
"The Secret To A Long Life (Is Knowing When It's Time To Go)" by Michelle Shocked

First track that comes up on Shuffle: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat major, Op. 38 “Spring” - I. Andante un poco maestoso; Allegro molto vivace by Robert Schumann

Last track that comes up on shuffle: Harvest Home/The Boys Of Bluehill by Glenn Morgan

(Actually, I can't find the last track that comes up on shuffle on my iTunes. I had to use the results from one of my playlists - the "played less than two times" playlist.)


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Dec. 12th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
I need to re-rip a bunch of my stuff to get rid of those weird track-length glitches. They're really a pain in the tookus.
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Dec. 12th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
*beams glare of cultural disapproval*

Actually, I don't have an iPod either, I currently have my music on iTunes in my computer at home.

(But I broke down and asked for an iPod for christmas, so I probably won't be able to say that for music longer.)
Dec. 12th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
I didn't have an iPod either till just a couple of months ago when I started travelling alone more. I never got what was so exciting about them, honestly, until I realized I could take half my music collection to SF with me.
Dec. 13th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
I decided I wanted one because I've recently discovered I really don't mind doing household chores if I'm listening to an audio book, and because I wanted something to store my japanese language audio flashcards that I made.
Dec. 14th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
I accidentally got an iPod. I bought a new mac laptop, since I was fed up with all the spyware on windows and not ready for linux, and it turned out there was a "get a free iPod" deal with the computer.

It turns out I'm really enjoying both the iPod and iTunes.
Dec. 13th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
this is fun!
How many tracks: 1350

Last played: "Shall I sue" by John Dowland performed by Nigel Rogers

Sort by track title:
First track: - "'Lo Bess, goin' to a picnic" from Porgy and Bess (Glyndebourne production)
Last track: "Zum Ziele Fuhrt Dich Diese Bahn" from the Magic Flute, Fricsay-1954. Hmm. This is making me sound like an opera queen, but these are the only two I have on my iTunes.

Sort by artist:
First track: "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copeland and conducted by Copeland.

Last Track "This land is your land" Woodie Guthrie

Sort by time:
Shortest track: "He that dwelleth in Heaven" from Handel's Messiah (10 seconds)

Longest track:
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre production from, er, 1939 or so. 1 hour, 47 seconds.

The longest music track is the first movement of Beethoven's violen concerto in D, performed by Arthur Grumiaux

Top Five Most Played tracks
I'm like you -- these are all songs on a playlist I made of songs my mom sings, or that she especially likes.
"Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard
"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" Judy Garland
"When The Cactus Is In Bloom" performed by Bill Monroe
"On the Sunny Side of the Street" performed by Ella Fitzgerald
"Ghost Riders in the Sky" performed by Johnny Cash

First track that comes up on Shuffle: "Day Dream" by Duke Ellington
Last track that comes up on shuffle: "Des pas sur la neige" by Claude Debussy, performed by Walter Gieseking.

listening to: nothing right now.
Dec. 14th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
Re: this is fun!
Aww, sounds like it's fun to listen to your mom sing!
Dec. 14th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: this is fun!
And just for you, here is the complete Mama playlist:

1. Fanfare for the Common Man
2. Ghost Riders in the Sky
3. Yellow Bird (performed by the Mills brothers)
4. Cocktails for Two (Spike Jones)
5. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine (Gene Autry)
6. Tutti Frutti
7. Stormy Weather (performed by Ella Fitzgerald)
8. On the Sunny Side of the Street (performed by Louis Armstrong)
9. Don’t Fence Me In (performed by Bing Crosby)
10. Mockin’ Bird Hill (Les Paul and Mary Ford)
11. Take Me Back to Tulsa (Bob Wills)
12. At the River (arranged by Aaron Copeland, performed by William Warfield)
13. When the Cactus is in Bloom
14. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (The Sons of the Pioneers)
15. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fee
16. A Dreamer’s Holiday (Buddy Clark)
17. Love’s Old Sweet Song (performed by Richard Crook)
18. A Fine Romance (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)
19. Pore Jud is Daid (from _Oklahoma_ performed by John Raitt as Curly & Ara Berberian as Jud)
20 Moon River (Johnny Mercer)
21. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Performed by Ella Fitzgerald)

Dec. 13th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
These sound interesting: "Indian Suite" by Edward MacDowell, and
"There Is No Rose of Swych Vertu" by Mediæval Bæbes (the rest of the album is lousy).

What are the albums, and are the Medieval Babes in the iTunes store, if the rest of their album is lousy?
Dec. 14th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)

I've only got The Rose.
They aren't in the iTunes store as far as I can find.
Dec. 14th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
I remember liking McDowell as a kid, and was surprised that the art people said I wasn't supposed to like him.
Dec. 14th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
They did? How come?
Dec. 14th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Looking back, I think the author of the book I was reading was having a nationalist fit and thought that McDowell was too "European" and not "American" enough. (But I don't care about that, and I still like "to a Wild Rose" and the ultra-romantic piece about Scotland whose name I forget).
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