From Lauren comes another music meme. She didn’t tag me, but she did give an open invitation to participate, and it’s a Sunday night with nothing eventful happening. So.

1. What is the total volume of musical files on your computer?

Musical files? 107GB, counting both classical and modern. With audiobooks and comedy, it’s a bit more.

2. What song are you listening to right now?

“Catch Without Arms” by Dredg. From their new album, which is wonderfully delicious in an aural sense.

3. Last CD I bought?

I actually got a couple at dirt-cheap prices today. The first was Dredg’s El Cielo ($0.99), the second was Boy Hits Car’s self-titled debut ($0.99), and the third was Starless – Sleep: Perchance to Dream. I already had the Dredg, but it’s not a great copy, and this one was the rerelease with better artwork.

4. Five songs you listen to a lot and which mean something to you:

  1. Pain of Salvation • This Heart of Mine (I Pledge). I associate this song with meeting my girlfriend, so even if it borders on a cheesy lovesong bit, I still really like hearing it. Actually, I listen to the album a lot, and thus invariably hear this song.
  2. Fiona Apple • Never Is a Promise. My affection for this song doesn’t have a backstory or anything. I think it simply may be the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard. I think if I had the capability to weep, it would be with this playing.
  3. Opeth • When. Besides being a cool song, this is the one that got me into Opeth, and got me into metal in general, really. Now, when I say “metal,” it’s a tricky situation, because the genre as a whole has been eating itself for years now. But “progressive metal” like Opeth is still producing some truly excellent bands.
  4. Ben Folds • Carrying Cathy. I’ve begun to associate this song with someone whose friendship I valued for years, but which was always marred by something or other, and ended quite badly. We’re on good terms now, but a major regret that I have is managing to cock up so badly at my interpersonal skills.
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3 Comments to “Another music meme”

  1. Emily says:

    I don’t get it – how can you have 107G and only 400 albums’ worth? I have about 43G and that includes over 600 full albums.

  2. rob says:

    I seem to remember him saying that he stores his albums as lossless rips. I have 1,800 albums (mostly 192kbps/LAME -aps) and that comes to about 115GB or so.

  3. Ben says:

    I store my personal collection as Ogg Vorbis q7. I also have rips of other people’s albums as well as scene leaks.

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