Random music post: Earlier this morning during a train ride from New York to DC, I read several newspapers (the actual on-paper kind) while listening to music on my computer. After finishing the papers, I jotted down the following random things about my music collection.
I have 2,769 “items” on iTunes. That’s 11.3 days and 14.64 GB of “items.” All but about 50 of those “items” are songs (the others are podcasts and audio books). The very first album I uploaded to iTunes was “Home” by the Dixie Chicks (still one of my favorite albums of all time — there is so much to like about this album, I could listen to it every day). The most recent album I uploaded to iTunes was “Taking the Long Way” by the Dixie Chicks (it’s awful, sorry — too contrived, whinny and commercial for me). “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” by Colin Hay is the song I’ve listened to most (41 times) in the past four years. (This surprises me. I like it, but not that much. It’s on a playlist of mellow music I play in the background a lot.) “Cuckoo’s Nest” by Nickel Creek comes in second (39 times). I don’t find this surprising. It makes me happy. (I like is so much, my son and daughter learned it to appease me — they always know I’ll request it.) If, for some reason, I had to erase every song but one from my computer, the one song I would keep is the acapella version of Amazing Grace by Judy Collins on the CD “Whales and Nightingales.”
Now, back to meetings.