I’m playing along here.  I was tagged by Jen over at Life Begins @ Thirty.  This is a learning experience for me as I know a meme as something else, but that’s a different story.

What is the total number of music files on your computer? 

All on an external hard drive, don’t be silly.  Why is this limited to music?!  I have more music on my IPOD than I know how to manage and access.  In fact right now I’m in Playlist hell.  I think it’s because I listen to music based on my mood and at times the groove I want to be in.  So that being in addition to music I also have NPR programs (Studio 360, This American Life, The Splendid Table) and several Audiobooks in progress:  CandyFreak; The Master and The Julia Child biography (the woman narrating it sounds oddly like a sister to Julia).

What is the last CD you bought?

Howto Yes. Yes. I have not moved on beyond U2’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.  I could write pages on this collection.  This band has been with me since high school (yes I’m THAT old).  I was patient during some of their artistic wanderings and they have returned more sophisticated and mature but still intact. 

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

Afro Celt Sound System, Seed / The Nervous Track (Yellow Mix), Nuyorican Soul

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

I think I’ll have to go with the ‘listen often to’ as my IPOD doesn’t lie.

Cubafro Con Amigos, Ballistic Brothers, Hotel Costes Vol. 1

Prelude, Cello Suite No.1, Yo-Yo Ma 

The cello is one of the sexiest, intelligent and moving instruments in this man’s hands.

Ball of Confusion, Neville Brothers

American Dream, Charlie Haden & Michael Brecker

Vertigo/Miracle Drug/One Step Closer/City of Blinding Light, U2

I didn’t realize that these four particular songs from Dismantle were played more than the others. Not surprised just enlightened.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

Santos @ Scent of Green Bananas – as I’m very curious about Guam now.

Keiko @ Nordjus – as this is a newly (to me) discovered food blog out of the UK with great food photography and everyone should know about it.

Carolyn @ 18c Cuisine– I want to peer inside this woman’s window and see what makes her go.  Recently she wrote of sewing a lappets cap in 30 minutes.