Tagged by David.
Total volume of music files on my computer: 40.48 GB. It's annoying because I finally got the point a month or two ago where my 40 GB iPod was no longer big enough to store everything, and so now whenever I upload something new on the computer, I have to browse around and see what I can take off the iPod to make room for it.
Last CD I bought was . . .: On Sunday I bought Love's a Real Thing: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa for my dad. He asked for a Fela Kuti CD for Christmas a couple years ago, so I thought this would be a good addition to his collection. Especially since I already own it and like it. We listened to it while he made Thai food for the two of us. After picking up that record, I decided to browse the store (Dr. Wax on Berwyn) for a few minutes. They've always had a fairly decent electronic section there, but I was shocked to find three entire rows of all Kompakt discs, which weren't there the last time I went in. Seriously: there were multiple copies of Superpitcher's Here Comes Love, Michael Mayer's Touch, Justus Koehncke's Doppelleben, Triple R's Friends, almost all of the Pop Ambient and Speichen series, and Mayer's Immer -- which is ultimately what I ended up getting, since I'd heard about the similarities between it and Superpitcher's Today, which I've been enjoying lately. It also came with a high recommendation from Scott P. Anyway, I went up to the counter and the dude lifts up Immer and said, "I love this fucking label." I said, "Yeah! I haven't been in here for a while, I was surprised you had so many Kompakt releases!" "I just order 'em all direct, that's the only way to do it." Then he recommended Touch "for when I come back around." I like him. He seems like kind of a hard-ass at first, and a real "Chicago guy" -- but that's part of the charm.
Song playing right now: Cornelius, "Drop." My friend Scott and I bonded last summer over our love of POP and promised each other mix CDs, except both of us then dragged our heels for months. Now his is supposedly on the way, and I'm scrambling to put one together, and thinking maybe something from Point would work.
Five songs I listen to a lot these days: Amerie, "1 Thing (Siik Remix)"; Common ft. John Mayer, "Go"; Isolée, "Mädchen mit Hase"; Of Montreal, "The Party's Crashing Us"; XTC, "The Meeting Place."
And now I have to tag 5 people, so: