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Blame the Cosmonaut

1. Total amount of music files on your computer?
A good chunk. More on an external drive.

2. The last cd(s) you bought acquired… (I’m gearing up for record store spree, I promise)
– The Eels “Blinking Lights…”
– Nikka Costa “Can’tneverdidnothin'”
– Architecture In Helsinki “In Case We Die”
– Spoon “Gimmee Fiction”
– Headphones Self titled
– Fiona Apple “Extraordinary Machine” (bless her heart)
(also, Tarwater, The Mountain Goats and Mike Doughty)

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
“Be Good To Them Always” The Books

4. Write down five songs you often listen to or mean a lot to you you’ve played more than once recently?
“Mad World” Gary Jules (a cover of a Tears for Fears song that gets under my skin in a nice sad way)
“Air” The Owls (not Owls)
“Of Angels and Angels” The Decemberists (I can sing along to them with my nose stuffed up)
“Earthquake Weather” Beck (from his new disc)
“Live Like You Were Dying” Tim McGraw (shut up)

5. What new music are you really excited for in the coming year so far?
Stephen Malkmus, Flaming Lips, Weezer (guarded expectation, edit: I only like one song), Gorillaz (ditto), Royksopp, Bob Mould, Kate Bush, Death Cab…, Grandaddy, Primal Scream (maybe)… (These taken from the most excellent upcoming releases page on Metacritic)

6. Which five people are you going to pass this baton to and why?
Wasn’t it painful enough just to read this?

I’d be curious about the perspectives of some folks that don’t “blog” much:
Tommy D (master compiler),
Reenies Dad (his last mix from many months ago is still in my car)

7. What I’d like to buy when I go to the record store (I made this one up)
Decemberists “Picaresque”
Lou Barlow “Emoh”
Beck “Guero”
The National “Alligator”

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4 comments

  1. Eclectic for sure. I wanted to drop a line and say I’m following the journal and enjoying myself.
    I’m still enthralled with Tom’s Harvest Collection at this point. So far I have bought another Mountain Goats, another Wilco, both Streets albums, an Album Leaf, an Iron and Wine, and listened to Loretta Lynn on the Comet’s juke endlessly.
    I’m going to burn a copy of Kate’s 30th bday collection too if you don’t mind! Sorry to hear there’s no smut. 😉

  2. Tom’s mixes are always entertaining for many months/years.
    And burn away. I should post a tracklist for that Jason, so you know what’s on it. Mostly junk. I’ve already got a May mix rockin in the car.

  3. That would be great Chris. The Beastie Boys/Beatles mix/smash caught my attention, and the Daft Punk.
    I need to buy a burner. I’m living in the stone age.

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