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Meme answers: Music

naye asked:

Music! Don't know much about what kind of music you like and such, and I'm particularly curious about what music you listen to when you write - if you listen to anything at all.

Oh yes! I love having music playing in the background for pretty much everything I do. I'd generally call my musical tastes fairly mainstream -- pop/rock, 80s hits, folk music from different countries, classic rock, that kind of thing. I'm willing to try anything (and, in fact, I find most of my new music via songvids/AMVs, fanmixes and random surfing on Youtube) but the songs I listen to over and over are generally happy-making songs that I can halfway tune out in the background while I write or draw or do housework. Hmm ... *sorts iTunes library* looks like my current top 40 most-played songs are: (from most to least played)

Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
Life In a Northern Town - The Dream Academy
Affirmation - Savage Garden
Joey - Concrete Blonde
To Be Happy - Sara Evans
Anticipation - Carly Simon
Bye Bye Pride - The Go-Betweens
Every Little Kiss - Sara Evans
Fire Escape - Fastball
Movin' On - Good Charlotte
Sister Golden Hair - America
If I Ever Leave This World Alive - Flogging Molly
Countdown - Lindsey Buckingham
These Are Days - 10,000 Maniacs
The Scientist - Coldplay
If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crow
Hammer to Fall - Queen
What About Everything? - Carbon Leaf
Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
Say it with Love - The Moody Blues
Take It Outside - Barenaked Ladies
Send Me No Wine - The Moody Blues
I Am a Rock - Paul Simon
Nothing I Can Do About It Now - Willie Nelson
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Dream To Me - Cranberries
Tuesday's Dead - Cat Stevens
Back on the Chain Gang - Pretenders
Never Going Back Again - Fleetwood Mac
Think About It - Stevie Nicks
Good Intentions - Toad The Wet Sprocket
Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
It's the Life - Grant Lee Buffalo
2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten - Lucinda Williams
100 Years - Five for Fighting
Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
There She Goes - Sixpence None The Richer
Long May You Run - Neil Young with Stephen Stills
Least Complicated - Indigo Girls

My favorite albums are usually played off the CD rather than from iTunes, though -- I never bothered ripping them since I like to listen to them as a whole rather than piecemeal anyway. I'm in the process of ripping my CDs now that I have a bigger hard drive, but it's going slowly. Current "most listened" CDs (a.k.a. the ones I don't bother putting away in the rack because I'm always playing them) are:
Nancy Griffith - Other Voices, Other Rooms
Paul Simon - Graceland
Jimmy Buffett - A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean
The Beatles - 1 (a.k.a. the best-of album with the red cover)
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come On Come On

Last albums purchased:
The Eagles - Long Road out of Eden
Miriam Makeba - Mama Africa: The Very Best of Miriam Makeba
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