A meme?

shunn posted an interesting listing of the songs he’s played most often on his music server. Thanks to iTunes, and the fact that I play almost all my music via the iPod nowadays, I can do something similar:

Title Artist Plays
I Don’t Love You Much Do I Guy Clark 18
Long Road Patty Griffin 16
White Freightliner Blues Townes Van Zandt 16
American Idiot (Entire album) Green Day 14
Strong Hand Emmylou Harris 13
New Slang The Shins 13
Stacy’s Mom Fountains Of Wayne 12
Little Red Light Fountains Of Wayne 12
88 Lines About 44 Women The Nails 12
Chief Patty Griffin 12

This list excludes songs of my own and songs I practice frequently (on a bittersweet note, the most frequently played song in the whole library is a Kate and Lou tune, a fast mandolin number I had to work very hard to learn), but I guess it shows that I mainly like Americana and great pop songs.

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4 Responses to A meme?

  1. I used to wonder long ago which album I might have played most in a year, or in my life, and it was one of those things I figured I would just never know, but it would be neat if somehow I COULD know. Once again technology takes the mystery out of life. Well, not for me. I don’t have an iPod.

    • ken says:

      I cannot find a way to be curmudgeonly about the iPod. I used to imagine what it would be like if you had a little box with all your music on it, and would it be possible to decide what to play if you had lots of music with you as opposed to just two or three cassettes.

      It is, and I have that little box now, and I have nothing bad to say about it.

      (I wasn’t totally prophetic; I was imagining only a larger music delivery device in a straight line from the single to the long-player to the CD, and ended up thinking it wouldn’t work because artists wouldn’t be able to release six hours of music at a time.)

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