April 17, 2009
Friday random ten: When the going gets tough, the tough download some free tunes

I just passed 5000 songs in my iTunes collection, though that number includes a few duplicates, a couple of misplaced podcasts, and some CD tracks, from live performances and from things like the Beatles anthology, that are spoken intros or interview bits or whatnot. Still, a nice milestone to reach. I've got a ton of new music taken from recent CD acquisitions (and in a couple of cases, already-owned CDs that I'd just not gotten around to ripping before), a few iTunes purchases, and a bunch of free downloads, mostly but not entirely from Amazon. This list is taken from a sample of the more recent stuff.

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Tori Amos
2. Margaret in Captivity - The Decemberists
3. Somebody's Been Fooling #1 - Big Joe Williams
4. Turning Japanese - The Vapors
5. People Got A Lot Of Nerve - Neko Case
6. Ruben James - The Kingston Trio
7. Toast The Earth With ExxonMobil - Austin Lounge Lizards
8. It's Tricky - Run DMC
9. Sooner - My Morning Jacket
10. Emancipted Minor - Ani DiFranco

And I've still got a lot of stuff that has been added to the collection but has not yet had a turn on the iPod Mini. Seems like the MP3 music takes up more space than stuff ripped from CD - in the past, when all I had in the collection was CDs, I could fit over 400 songs on there. Now, it tops out around 300. At least it makes me change things out regularly. What are you listening to this week?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 17, 2009 to Music

Three by Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball, Red Dirt Girl, and Roses in the Snow.

Two by Mark Knopfler: Shangri-La, and Kill to Get Crimson.

Harris's Roses is very bluegrass; the other two are more country-quiet rock.

Knopfler's are both very quiet and introspective.

Posted by: Linkmeister on April 17, 2009 8:24 PM
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