So, while everyone else in the blogosphere has been having a sewing night, I've come home early from Dero-oke at The Federal. Not to sew, but because Dad was pissed. He does that, though not usually at The Federal. We have our own bar, at home, from where he doesn't need to be driven home. But no matter.
Ive decided that in spite of our Favourite Things Friday hostess with the mostess already doing my topic, I'm gunna do it too anyway. I've spent the last two hours singing badly in a room with other people who are singing badly, so I don't care. And it's not like we're showing up in the same outfit, just quite similar ones.
First up is New Folder (2)*
It lives on the far left of my desktop, and contains my current favourite music. When I'm liking a song, it goes in there, when I'm not so fond of it any more, it comes out again. All the other mp3s live in Music once they are organised, or ALBUMS if I haven't gotten around to them yet. I have no main website I get my music from, so it arrives with a million different file name variations. My mp3s are titled first with the artist, then a dash, and then the name of the song. I would fight to the death to avoid having itunes installed on my computer, but fortunately all I've had to do so far is not buy an ipod, iphone or ipad. This has been much easier than fighting to the death, thankfully. But it does mean I need to manually name and attach information to all my tracks.
My beautiful little car has an mp3 CD player. This means that I can fit about 160 songs on a disk. I'll make myself a new disk every 2 weeks or so, or if I have a road trip or other special occasion. Weirdly, when you make an mp3 data disk with Nero, it puts them in a sort-of alphabetical order, randomly selecting about half the songs and putting then on a-z, and then putting the other half on a-z after that. I don't know why. It is what it is.
Currently, my favourite songs are Little Bird by Kasey Chambers, Salisbury Street by John Williamson and Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley, which was in there a long time ago, and then went out, and is now back in after I heard it in Liz's car on Adelaide trip #2. But that's no real indication of the contents of New Folder (2) at any given time. Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis has been in there for over a year, there's a half dozen songs by Lena, the German winner of last years Eurovision contest, quite a lot of American country music, and a fair bit from the 70's too.
In spite of my fondness for Dero-oke (or Country Karaoke, or singing in the car, or the bath, or on the toilet, or wherever) I'm not in the slightest bit musically inclined. I can't sing very well, or play any instruments. I can chop down an mp3 so it makes a better ringtone, but that's about it. Still, I may not know music, but I know what I like.
It can be found in New folder (2).
*the original New folder lives on the very top right corner of my desktop, and contains, amoungst other things, all the pictures on this blog.