Hmm, that was interesting. I've been struggling with a cold all morning, while trying to blog. Then, the rain came down quite heavily, my Firefox browser crashed, I rebooted my PC, the rain stopped and now my cold is better. Blog post is lost however. Cause and effect is not clear to me...
Since I'm also mentally challenged right now and don't feel like recreating my post, I'll answer Don Nunn's iTunes meme (and why his post from February showed up in today's Bloglines, I have no idea):
How many songs?
- 10030 items, 40.6 days, 73.60 Gb.
Sorted by song title, the first and last songs:
- '84 Pontiac Dream. Boards of Canada
- ZX-1. Matthew Shipp
Sorted by artist, the first and last songs:
- Hymn to St. Cecilia Op.27. II. Benjamin Britten. Courtesy of cddb, the artist field says "I cannot grow". The leading quote will prove significant later.
- Spiegel Im Spiegel. Arvo Part. The artist field is empty.
Sorted by album, the first and last songs:
- Miles Davis_ John Coltra. Miles Davis. 'Round Midnight.
- Spiegel Im Spiegel. Arvo Part. The album field is also empty.
Top 10 most-played songs:
- A Spider. Helen Boatwright. Ernst Bacon although the composer tag says John Cage.
- Hymn to St. Cecilia Op.27. II. Benjamin Britten. "I cannot grow." In the old iPod, this was at the top of the songs menu and I would accidentally select it (not that I have anything against Benjamin Britten).
- Go to Sleep (Little Man Being Erased). Radiohead. This reminds me -- would someone go out in the rain and get the paper so I can read the SF Chronicle Datebook little man reviews?
- Souvenir. John Cage. Stephen Drury.
- Beneath the Southern Cross. Patti Smith.
- Paint the Silence. South.
- Everywhen. Massive Attack.
- I Saw Drones. Boards of Canada. 27 seconds long.
- Endangered Species. Alvin Curran. Didn't realize I listened that much to this.
- Suicide in an Airplane. Leo Ornstein. Marc-André Hamelin.
Top 10 recently played songs:
- Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder). Maxwell. I don't have a clue who Maxwell is but the last 10 tracks I've played are all black artists.
- D's Choice. Matthew Shipp.
- ZX-1. Matthew Shipp.
- Yaphet. Miles Davis. The Bitches Brew 4-CD set was on sale last night at Tower.
- Corrado. Miles Davis.
- Trevere. Miles Davis.
- Ndiwa. Kerfala Kante. Le Blues est ne en Afrique (Africa Mother of the Blues).
- Diarabi. Boubacar Traore. Le Blues est ne en Afrique.
- Nyamatoutou. Nahawa Doumbia. Le Blues est ne en Afrique.
- Eighty Nine Ten. Snooky Prior. Chicago Blues Harmonicas.
Find “sex”; how many songs? 25, including "sextet" and "le sexisme" (Hi, Kim Gordon).
Find “death”; how many songs? 22 and how come I don't recognize Death of the Machines by George Antheil? Similarly, I just finished The Long Emergency where Kunstler uses (Ira) Gershwin lyrics to make a point about the end of modernity. Try the Amazon search inside this book link that may or may not work. Scroll down to the last paragraph on the page and then to the next page. Scary book by the way.
Find “love”; how many songs? 199, including the group "Love." I really enjoy their alternate track (Your Mind and We Belong Together) where Arthur Lee is captured for eternity pointing out screw ups by the guitarist -- shades of Buddy Rich, in a way. I recognize not everyone, at least in my household, sees this as humorous.
Find “peace”; how many songs? 9 including FrogPeace by Kristine Burns.
Find “rain”; how many songs? 133 including the group "Train."
Find “sun”; how many songs? 98 including the genius "Sun Ra."
aworks bonus question - Find “sun-treader”; how many songs? 1 although again the composer tag says John Cage rather than Carl Ruggles.