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Music Baton

I received a "music baton" from Miss Sheep.
There are five questions for this baton.

Q1.  The space of music files on your computer
Q2. The music you are listening right now
Q3. Five songs or pieces of music you like
Q4.  The most recent CD you bought
Q5. Those five people that you want to hand in this baton

Before answering those questions, some extra...
It is very popular to know the taste of some other people. iTunes now has Celebrity list that shows the taste of the famous people. iTunes also has the capability to share music in a network of a cllege campus, dormitory, offices, etc to open up your own playlist or the library of your music collection.

I read an article about this iTunes capability.
ITunes Undermines Social Security
http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,61177,00.html

It is an article saying that your taste of music is judged by the playlist and the library you are showing off in public. The taste of a music is very similar to the taste of a fashion--it strongly connected to the desire to present yourself as cool and tasteful. In the case of music, it can not be fixed just by the trend of the public as it is based on your true taste for liking or disliking, so it shows the personality more clearly.

Also, it is more limited to present such taste to the public in case of music. We might have the experience of compiling our favorite songs and piece of music, and give that casste tape or MD to our girl/boyfriends--it is not just to tell our heart through these songs, but also the desire to show off your fashionable musical taste, isn't it? The playlist sharing reveals such behind the scene story of us, and it represents who you are--so it makes you feel that you have to make it more sophisticated and cool one. That is very interesting for social and psychological study.
Walkman produced a culture to carry music anywhere and anytime, and there was a freedom to shut the outside world by sinking into your own world filled with your favorit music. And now by iTunes playlist, the music taste is becoming a new face to show your personality to a public like a fashion. Now the playlist sharing is almost at the same level of how it shows off yourself--it is similar to the meaning of the booming iPod accessory industry, especially the case designed by those major fashion brands.

Recently the news said that president Bush is also a fan of iPod, but the bigger news was that he listens to a country music on it--didn't we think like, "ah, yeah, that sounds true" with pooh-pooh smile on our face. (The reason this news became a news is because of that, isn't it? Sorry country music fans...)

Anyway, the celebrity playlist must have been really carefully selected, otherwise it might kill his/her status! But it is fun in a way to see such well crafted playlist, and it must be similar to the reason why celebrity goship is so popular. Or maybe the reason for writing a blog is also similar to publish a music playlist. (laugh)

Finally, my answers to those baton question. (smile)
But Q.3 is too difficult, so to my Japanese friends I mention my favorite music listening in New York. But anyway, iTunes is so convenient even for answering this kind of question.

Q1.  The space of music files on your computer
iTunes said, there are 5119 songs, 25.20GB of hard drive space, and it takes 18.4 days to finish listening. (as of 6/30/2005)

Q2. The music you are listening right now
Brian Eno,「music for airports」 ’Ambient1'

I selected this to write this entry. I can not concentrate writing when I listen to a music with a song. I choose instrumental piece most of the time of writing. It is from my 5star playlist.
好きな曲です。

Q3. Five songs or pieces of music you like, New York edition

Portishead 「Roads」’Roseland NYC Live’

As I walk on the city street, I just choose those music that I don't pay too much attention but just play as a background. But to choose a music as I listen to by myself is some songs that put me into some state of being by myself or being alone. This song is the best in that sense, or the best to listen on the way home after all-nighter!


Arab Strap 「Girls of Summer」’Mad for Sadness’

Similar to Portishead, and the title tells all! The best chill out music, but at the same time it is not a chill out but an elevator music, too. Arab Strap takes you to the depth. East Village music.


Mogwai 「Mogwai Fear Satan」 ’Young Team'

The popularity of iTunes Music Store tells that CD is not worth buying in a sense that just a few songs out of one album might be good. Now I buy CDs at a used shop or iTunes Music Store. But this album is different, all the songs are the best--it has been a while to meet such album.

This song is the favorite among them, and it makes me feel as if I am listening to the music under the deep blue sky, lying on a wide open green grass field looking up the sky. It starts out slow with major chord, and gradually it builds up like Progressive. It brings the listener to nostalgia. You become empty under the sky. In a fine day at Central Park Sheep meadow or Great lawn, I want to listen to this song lying on the grass....


Lou Reed 「Perfect Day」 ’Transformers'

This is also a song that I want to listen in Central Park with sanglia glass in my hand. --well the song said so. It tells the quiet happiness of daily life, and an absolute loneliness behind it--that's my reaction. Is that too much to say?


Astor Piazzora 「Milonga for Three」 ’Happy Together'

The theme piece of a movie by Won Ka-wai, Happy Together. The first half is a quiet nocturne with a bandonion melody line. It might be describing the narrow backstreet and the atmosphere of those people in the shadow and darkness. The other half changes its mood, to sing a loneliness cut into your skin at night. It is a best bitter-sweet music--it is not very New York, but this piece describes such feeling of sinking in a loneliness and its nostalgy.

It looks like those 5 songs are kind of on the dark side....it tells how I feel in New York....?


Q4.  The last CD I bought

Thievery Corporation 'The Cosmic Game'


Q5. I may ask you someday....
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