Monday, April 16, 2012

20,000 songs

It's been a little over four years since I got the sweet new Macbook and began converting all of my music into mp3 and m4a files, and my iTunes library just passed 20,000 songs played.

The official 20,000th song was "Wreck on the Highway" by Roy Acuff (from the Essential Roy Acuff, 1936-1949 album). I played that song after hearing Megafaun's cover version, which is the b-side to the Kaufman's Ballad single. I'd interviewed Megafaun for a feature in the Tucson Weekly.

I posted about my iTunes odometer (as it were) turning over 10,000 songs a few years ago. The 10,000th song was Passion Pit's "Smile Upon Me," which sounds nothing like Roy Acuff. At that time, I had 95 songs with iTunes playcounts of more than 20. Now, that figure is at 1,725. My most listened to song over the past four years? Old Crow Medicine Show's "Wagon Wheel," by a lot: 154 plays. Next up is Helio Sequence "Halleluja," at 104 plays... and 189 songs top 50 plays.

Roy Acuff - Wreck on the Highway

(and I still don't really know whether to keep this blog active or let it float into the past...)

Friday, April 06, 2012

"I simply, boldly falsify..."

The Ballad of Jesse Kelly, imbecile extraordinaire:

How are ya?

Today's song, in honor of the great Arlo Guthrie:

Thursday, April 05, 2012