I HEART BACON
Saturday, February 5th, 2005

What I listen to when frying bacon.

A great big THANK YOU to AugustusGloop for roping me into this. I am supposed to answer a few highly personal questions about my musical tastes and then pass the baton. The problem is that I am what you’d call… musically challenged. So I listen to a lot of NPR.

Here it goes anyway:

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
I have no clue, but I CAN tell you that anything on my laptop was not put there by me. I think people feel bad that I have a musical disability so they offer to put things on my iTunes list. It never gets listened to.

2. The CD you last bought?
Marianne Faithfull – Before the Poison, and I bought it just last week. This was a total fluke because the last CD I bought before this was about two years ago. I never go into record stores, but I was eating at the Easy Street Cafe—which happens to be attached to a record store. So they told me to wander around in the store while I waited for my table. Clever ploy.

3. What was the song you last listened to before reading this message?
Uhhh. Oh, wait! KEXP was on, and I got the message at about 11am this morning. So that would make it… Myrkur by Sigur Rós—although I couldn’t tell you what it sounded like even if you offered me a million dollars. Thank god for playlists.

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
I can’t really list songs because I don’t know the names of many songs. The best I can do is list artists.

My latest favorite is A Night at the Hip-Hopera by the Kleptones. They took Queen songs and combined them with hip-hop lyrics. I’m obsessed with it and it drives my boyfriend nuts.

I really love Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson because they’re both so, so sultry.

I also listen to a lot of Ani DiFranco. I couldn’t really even tell you why. She has the biggest section in my CD collection—but that sounds misleading and like a have a collection. It’s not like that. And, no, I’m not a lesbian.

Kruder & Dorfmeister. Just because.

Lastly, I would have to say, uh, maybe Neko Case. Also because she has that sultry thing going on.

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
This is my favorite question and actually the only reason I did this survey. I am gleefully passing the buck to…

Molly, because I’d like to know a little more about you before we meet for dinner.

MeatHenge because we’ve been having some great conversations about pork. And you talk like a cowboy, so I’m curious…

KitchenMonkey, because I’ve always wanted to know what monkeys listen to.

TAG! You’re it.

7 Responses to “What I listen to when frying bacon.”

  1. Thanks for playing! :P A valuable insight into a porcine-passionista!

    Sultry eh? Cool…

  2. Tag, huh. Just this once.

    1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
    About 7,500 on my iBook G4 and another 3,000 languishing on my neglected PC.

    2. The CD you last bought?
    You mean downloaded from a file sharing program or burned from a borrowed CD? Yeah, I’m one of those people. So what are some recent additions? Some great bluegrass from John Hartford’s album “Steam Powered Aeroplane.” An incredible EP from Calexico called “Convict Pool” (it has them covering a song from a French chanteuse I’m fond of named Francoiz Breut). Some Charles Mingus. And some bootleg Sigur Ros tracks (incredible band from Iceland…saw them in Minneapolis once and it was the second best concert I’ve ever been to. First best? Radiohead, sans doubt)

    3. What was the song you last listened to before reading this message?
    Miles Davis’s version of Concierto de Aranjuez, one of the most amazing, beautiful and mysterious classical compositions ever, by the Spanish composer Rodrigo. (he only has one name, like Madonna or Sting)

    4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

    1) See above reference to Concierto de Aranjuez
    2) Embassy Row, by Pavement, because it rocks
    3) Life on Mars, by David Bowie, because its Bowie
    4) The Man Who Couldn’t Cry, by Johnny Cash (written by Loudon Wainwright) because J.Cash is the man, and its a funny, sad, poignant song.
    5) How to Disappear Completely Without Even Trying, by Radiohead, because it…I don’t want to have to describe it. Just listen.
    6) Honorable mention: Anything by Tom Waits

    5. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
    Don’t rightly know if I am. But it was fun.

  3. megwoo says:

    Thanks Kitchen Monkey! I’m actually going to check some of that music out. I definitely need to expand my music horizons…

  4. Dr. Biggles says:

    Hey Meg,

    You said you consider yourself Musically Challenged? Yeah well, I couldn’t possibly be doing any better. Kitchen Monkey is on the ball, what with Mr. Waits & all. I’m not convinced I want musical tastes (and I use the term loosely) posted at Meathenge. I’ll give it a shot here though.

    1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer? 0. Well okay, I “downloaded” an entire album a few months ago, but the name escapes me, I never unzipped it.
    2. The CD you last bought?
    I haven’t purchased one in YEARS. I’m thinking mid 1980s, give or take a few years. It was a CARS cd. However, I have received one recently as a gift, John Denver sings Christmas Songs with the Muppets. It’s got Beaker on it.

    3. What was the song you last listened to before reading this message?

    I dunno, I had the blue grass music channel on the satellite dish on yesterday. Something from there.

    4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

    1. History Never Repeats – Split Enz
    2. Anything off the Sex Pistols’, Never mind the bullocks. It makes me feel all warm inside.
    3. Little Green Apples – Tom Jones’ version
    4. Tiny Bubbles – Don Ho (Don Ho ROCKS)
    5. Crazy – Patsy Cline (it’s Patsy for crissakes)
    6. You don’t want me to go on, do you?

    5. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

    I can’t. I can’t believe I just posted this.

    Biggles

  5. megwoo says:

    That’s too funny about the Muppets album. I think I may have had that one when I was a kid. Thanks for participating!

  6. megwoo says:

    Awesome. Thanks for participating Molly. I love that you call your grandma “Nanzer”!

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