Molly passed me a musical baton, so of course I cannot resist this meme any longer!

Total volume of music files on my computer:
Well, on this exact computer, nothing at all! It’s an old IBM Thinkpad and the speakers are probably shot, so I haven’t got sound working. On various computers dotted around the house, there’s probably around 10Gb of my music, especially if you include what’s on Elly’s oldschool Jukebox (which I got her before iPods really happened…).

The last CD I bought was:
The Best of Johnny Clegg & Savuka :: In My African Dream

Song playing right now:
“I Still Do” — The Cranberries

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
Like Molly, I find this question difficult. There are so many songs that mean a lot to me! Specific artists and albums and songs form most of my memory mechanism for periods of my life. So the list you get now is at least indicative of what matters to me right now.

  1. “Desert Rose” — Sting
  2. “When I Grow Up” — Garbage (or, in the same slot, “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”)
  3. “Scatterlings of Africa” — Johnny Clegg & Savuka
  4. “Paint It Black” — The Rolling Stones
  5. “Yellow” — Coldplay

Five people to whom I’m passing the baton:

  1. Elly
  2. Simon
  3. Andy
  4. Ping
  5. Scott