Posted on February 1, 2005 at 4:30 pm

1.Total amount of music files on your computer?

Not a smidge.  I am an analogue babe. Mostly vinyl, reel-to-reel.  If it’s on CD (okay, I own about a thousand of them, it’s true) it should properly be SACD.  But there are CDs in the house because that’s what the car plays, not everything comes in vinyl, and I lived for 32 years on this earth before I met my husband and saw the analogue light.  Someday, I’ll have to explain to you why the violent compression wrought by an MP3 on a musical recording is just wrong.  My husband scratch builds high-end tube audio gear (no stereo in my house, it’s a "Hi-Fi")  so I’m complicit with the lunatic fringe on this one, baby.

2. The last CD you bought was:

I ordered four just before Christmas, not counting the ones I bought as gifts:
Amassakoul by Tinariwen
Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg, by Dan Zanes.
Ivey-Divey by Don Byron
Sympatique by Pink Martini

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

"Let’s Get it Started" by The Black Eyed Peas.

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

I am obsessed with the current U2 album.  I can’t stop listening to it. 
I have a lot of kid’s music in the player at the moment because I have a three year old.  He likes Little Richard, the thin Elvis, and Bo Diddley.
Other songs I will get an album out to listen to that one song include:
Corazon de Melon by Rosemary Clooney (it’s the song in my head right now)
Killing the Blues by Shawn Colvin (if only I could sing, it would be like this lady)
Highway 64 cover by Martin Simpson (I took a guitar masterclass with him, and I’ve been obsessed ever since)
Wrapped Around Your Finger by the Police ( In one song, four years of college)
Greenman by XTC (for the teeny tiny Pagan in me)
Take Five by Dave Brubeck (one of my earliest music memories)

5. What 3 people are you going to pass this baton to and why?

Kate at Needles on Fire
Teresa at Knitting the Blues
Alice at Alice in Yarnland

I’m dying to see how diverse a bunch of music these far-flung fiber floozies can come up with.