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January 4th, 2008

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05:15 pm - Where to begin ... ?
So, there's an article in The Age about how iPods can be used in the "dating game" to quickly establish a bit about someone's musical tastes.

With "anything and everything" among his 7,000 songs, he says the ones he plays most reflect his teenage years in the 1980s and 90s in Echuca on the Murray River in Victoria.
"Probably my favourites are Midnight Oil, INXS, all that stuff you grew up llistening to," Brinton says.
"The stuff I listened to as a teenager is the stuff I still listen to now."
He says his diverse playlist, which also includes Elton John, Ministry of Sounds and opera, probably shows he is "open to anything".
Really ? That's a "diverse" playlist ? Sheesh ...
Putting my iPod on Shuffle gives (first 10 tracks, unedited) :
Der Drache Fangdorn (Die Ballade) - Ralf Der Rabe - Miroque IX
Von Koch: Cantilena - Manuela Wiser - Small is Beautiful (Small Pieces for Solo Flute)
Charis - Elend - Winds Devouring Men
All For One - Qntal - Ozymandias (Qntal IV)
Stilla - Vintersorg - Hedniskhjärtad
May I Kiss Your Wound ? - Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows - Songs From the Inverted Womb
Legio VI Ferrata - Triarii - Ars Militaria
over and done - Deine Lakaien - April Skies
White beasts of Wotan - Graveland - Creed of Iron
Al Svartr (The Oath) - Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

So, German neo-folk/mediaeval, modern flute solo, hard to describe, mediaeval/pop crossover, neo-folk/black metal, very hard to describe, martial/industrial, goth/industrial, black metal, black metal.

A different random 10 might have included trance techno, Qawwali singing, Celtic music, pipe bands, symphonies, drum'n'bass, symphonic metal, and any other weird thing that I like listening to. (Of course, my collection is not as diverse as it could be - I listen to neither Country nor Western :-) )
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Current Music: random!

(4 touches | En garde !)


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Date:January 4th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
My collection is not as diverse as it could be - I listen to neither Country nor Western

David, David, David. How can you carry on without songs about tears like rain, cheatin' hearts, and taking the long road home? ;-)

(Speaking as a paid-up country/bluegrass fan who likes both Dolly Parton and Lyle Lovett, Ralph Stanley and Lambchop)
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Date:January 4th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
My ten:
Hole -- 'Jennifer's Body'
Meat Loaf -- 'You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night'
Fun Lovin' Criminals -- 'Scooby Snacks'
White Town -- 'Your Woman'
Jennifer Lopez -- 'Waiting For Tonight'
Natalie Imbruglia -- 'Come On Home'
Dario G -- 'Sunchyme'
Michelle Branch -- 'Desperately'
Red Hot Chili Peppers -- 'Under The Bridge'
The Postal Service -- 'Such Great Heights'

Dunno what that says about me except that I need to prune my playlist of tracks that I skip over all the time -- I can't tolerate Michelle Branch any more.
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Date:January 4th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Here's mine, so maybe I can move to Echuca?

Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely - Husker Du
Evidence - Faith No More
Black Night White Light - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Aspirations - Santana
TV II - Ministry
Babe, I've Got You Bad - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Massachusetts - Bee Gees
The Winner is... - South End
Nothing From Something - The Offspring
Postman - Living Colour

The 80s & 90s rock is probably a fair comment on me, but misses the electronica. Ministry and Nick Cave probably speak of more recent tastes. With 6400 tracks in my iPod it will always be fairly easy to drag up something that is embarrassing. As for C&W, well that will depend on your views on Neil Young.

Date:January 5th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
My ten:
Muppet Show Theme
Fantasia 2000 - Rhapsody in Blue
Delerium - Enchanted
Rage Against The Machine - Microphone Fiend
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Fat Albert Theme
Lauryn Hill & D'Angelo - Nothing Even Matters
Incredible Dead Goons - Run Fat Tony
Violent Femmes - i know its true but i'm sorry to say
The Lucksmiths - The Drunkest Man In The World

This sample includes 1970s kid's tv show themes, a 1930s symphony piece, industrial/electronic pop, hip hop/heavy metal/punk, soul/jazz/r&b, rock/jazz/ska, folk, indie-pop/anti-folk. There's far more r&b there than I usually listen to. I do have some country and western such as Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers. I also like to think my playlist is fairly eclectic and a random sample of ten songs is not very representative.

Edited at 2008-01-05 01:08 am (UTC)

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