Random music post

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.

    • lewis pennock

      I have part II of my “songs for rex” mix ready for you whenever you want it (i think I did it a year ago, so it might need updating). any of the first 100 still in rotation? my library has twice as many songs but only 5 more days music (15 days 23 hours) so i must have shorter songs.

    • bhudgins

      My current most played (45) is from an album barely two months old – “Love and Happiness” from All the RoadRunning by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. Second place (43) is – I am about to lose all cool factors I may have – Dancing Queen by Abba. Third is 200 Miles from The Cowboy Junkies Trinity Session, at 43.

    • rex

      Lewis, your first mix for rex is now over three years, so I do need an update. As you’ll recall, my initial review of your mix was that it was depressing. Now, I’m more into the mellowness of it.

    • Shawn Lea

      I love “When in Rome” by Nickel Creek. And “Amazing Grace” is one of my all-time favorite songs, no matter who sings it – It was even sung at my wedding. (Yes, I got a lot of strange looks but, what the hell, it was my wedding.)