Monday, May 08, 2006

Music Dork

I'm a music dork.

Not a music geek, which would be someone with a strong interest in music and a freaky ability to name that tune AND the artist AND the album in six notes or less. Or whatever.

No, I'm a music dork in that I like some songs, and may or may not know who sings them, and I own a few CDs, and that's it. I don't recognize titles when people say them (or post them on their blogs), even though they are probably songs that cycle through my head all night.

I have an iPod, but probably 75% of the memory is non-music: podcasts and audiobooks. Much of the music is movie soundtracks, especially scores with no lyrics. I was listening on Shuffle this morning and thought it would be amusing to share a sample of what's on my iPod:

Save Me, Remy Zero, Smallville: The Talon
This song was my constant companion through February and March. Couldn't get it out of my head. Maybe because of the four episodes of Smallville I was watching every night.

Anduril, Howard Shore, The Lord of the Rings: The REturn of the King
I own all three soundtracks, probably the first instrumental ones I ever bought. LOTR, as many of you know, was my first BIG obsession.

It'll All Work Out, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Elizabethtown, music from the movie
I didn't know how much I liked Tom Petty until this soundtrack.

C Roll, Nancy Wilson, Elizabethtown original movie soundtrack
Nancy Wilson is the wife of Cameron Crowe, writer/director of Elizabethtown, and formerly of the band Heart. But that's not me being a music geek. That's me being a movie geek.

Telephone Waltz, Nancy Wilson, Elizabethtown
Hm. I don't like it when it doesn't shuffle more variously. Let's move on.

Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You), Shania Twain, Come On Over
My one and only country album. I hate country, except Shania Twain. And an occasional individual tune that's catchy.

Going For A Ride, David Newman, Serenity
This is from the second sequence in the movie Serenity, and it's very evocative, as all the music on this soundtrack is.

Song Sung Blue, Neil Diamond Collection
There you go. Proof. Total dork.

Big Bar Fight, Greg Edmonson, Firefly Original TV Compilation
This is from the digital downloads Fox sold last fall in response to Browncoat demand. I have not yet bought the actual CD, which has additional music.

Bad Day, Daniel Powter, Daniel Powter
No idea where I got this one. Maybe a freebie from iTunes song of the week.

The interesting thing is that when I did Shuffle this morning, I got a Signal podcast and a piece of a Harry Potter book, and this time, I got duplicates of songs from the same albums, and some songs that I already listened to this morning. I don't use shuffle all that often, but if it is going to be this repetitive, I guess I won't!

So, how dorky are you?


MaryF said...

I don't have an iPod because I don't think it would be a good investment for me. I've had the same 4 CDs in the car all year - Buffy soundtrack, O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack, Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack and Moulin Rouge soundtrack.

Sad, sad, sad.

I would like the audio book part, though.

Natalie Damschroder said...

It wouldn't have been a good investment for me, either, but I got it for my birthday, and it was a PERFECT birthday present. :)

Meankitty Says... said...

I'm stuck in the electronica scene from 10 years ago. It's so dorky it's not even retro.

Natalie Damschroder said...

Uh, Jody, wasn't electonica in more like 20 years ago? I had a lot of Kitaro when I was in high school. :)