Music Baton

This thing has been passed around a million blogs, and so of course it's been passed to me. Here ya go:

Total volume of music files on my computer(s):
21.53 GB at work
8.92 GB in my iPod
5.96 GB in my Powerbook G4

The last CD I bought was:
Heart Like a River by Ida

Song playing right now:
"If It Ain't Been In A Pawn Shop, Then It Can't Play The Blues" by Qwel

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
"Mutual Slump" by DJ Shadow
"When You Were Mine" by Prince
"In The Waiting Line" by Zero 7
"Such Great Heights" by Iron And Wine
"Don't Be Afraid, You Have Just Got Your Eyes Closed" by Múm

Passing baton to:
Andrea of hula seventy
Jon of smart brother
Jared of his Crockpot of News and Thoughts
James of artsmear
sThig of his Artsy Fartsy Weblog

Received baton via:
Jason of deeply shallow

Take that, suckas!

(Oh, and you all can check out what I listen to by visiting my Audioscrobbler page. It's somewhat representational of what I listen to. Sometimes I forget to turn it on. So sue me.)


  1. Pardon my ignorance. But what does it mean in your post when you say "passing the baton"?
    Just wondering.
    You are so hip it hurts.

  2. Man. That's some geeky music. ;)
    Actually, it's cool getting to check out what others are listening to... and now the baton has been passed to me... I'll have to get my act together and figure out my answers to these questions... :)

  3. one of the things I love most about you is your superb taste in music.

    I'm off and running with it. but then, you already knew that didn't you?

  4. andrea -- of course! Can't wait to see what's on your list, sweetie.

    Jared -- your stuff better be good! Nah, no pressure, of course. Just having fun here, right?

    slimwhitman -- "passing the baton" is an expression for taking something that's been given to you and then giving it to someone else. It came from sports, as part of the track & field: the relay race, where 4 guys run one race together, but only one guy will run at a given time. One guy will finish his lap, then pass a metal tube, or "baton," to the next guy, who then runs his lap, etc.

    This "musical baton" business has been making the rounds for a couple of months, where somebody came up with the idea and "passed the baton," to five others to post their answers. Those five then had to each pass the baton to five more, and so on, and so on..... It can be pretty fascinating to see what others listen to.

    And I can only wish that I'm so hip. It's all a facade, really.

  5. ha! i'm so late to the party!

    no worries though--the world (or at least my 3 readers) will know :)