Saturday, June 03, 2006


I like this meme that John Gushue is apparently getting going. That being "what songs on your computer click in at three minutes and 30 seconds?"

Surprisingly, I have few, but a lot that come in at 3:29 or 3:31. I noticed that one person responded that he had Atlantic Blue by Ron Hynes coming in at 3:30 whereas on my computer, I have it at 3:28.

I don't really think I'm missing that much, those absent two seconds. Just one of those quirks about copying music to computers. Sometimes you get an extra second or two of dead air, sometimes you don't.

So for the sake of margin of error, I'm going to list all the songs that come in at 3:29 and 3:30 (If I include 3:31 I'll be here all day). Why? Because it's weird and amusing. Because I haven't posted much in the way of what music is being played on my iPod lately. And because it's a weekend and I feel like relaxing, rather than posting a long and in-depth post that, judging by the traffic stats I just checked, no one is going to be reading today anyway. It must be a nice day back in St. John's.

Anyway, here's the list. Nothing to embarassing, I think. Although it is interesting how artists such as Beck, Tom Waits and Sean Panting show up here a lot. But nothing by the Beatles, which is odd...
1. Momma's Boy - Colleen Power
2. Dandelion WIne - Ron Sexsmith
3. London's Calling - The Clash
4. Better Off As We Are - Blue Rodeo
5. Lost Souls - Matt Mays
6. Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
7. Starvin Heart - Colleen Power
8. Que Onda Guero - Beck
9. Semi Suite - Tom Waits
10. Big Fat Lie - Drive
11. She's Hearing Voices - Bloc Party
12. One More Mouth - Josh Ritter
13. Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel and Elton John
14. Jazz at the Bookstore - Ron Sexsmith
15. Blood - Editors
16. Monster Hospital - Metric
17. Golden Years - David Bowie
18. These are the Fables - New Pornographers
19. Mystery and Crime - Joel Plaskett Emergency
20. You're so Sober - The Trews
21. Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
22. Love Theme from TPOH - The Pursuit of Happiness
23. Empty Road - Matthew Good
24. Girl - Beck
25. So Hard Done By - The Tragically Hip
26. Let's Not Play - The Pursuit of Happiness
27. The One I Love - David Grey
28. Clash City Rockers - The Clash
29. Down in the Ground where the Dead Men Go - The Pogues
30. What You're Missing - Sean Panting
31. What am I to you - Norah Jones
32. San Diego Serenade - Tom Waits
33. All Alone - Gorillaz
34. Details of the War - Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah!
35. No Kathleen - Ron Hynes
36. Gardening at Night - REM
37. ...Baby One More Time - Bowling For Soup
38. Lightness - Death Cab For Cutie
39. Kodachrome - Paul Simon
40. The Sun and the Rain - Madness
41. In Love with a Bad Idea - Matthew Good
42. Born to be a Dancer - Kaiser Chiefs
43. It's all over now - Rolling Stones
44. Back to me - Kathleen Edwards
45. ...Baby One More Time - Travis
46. What You're Missing - Sean Panting
47. Night Boat to Cairo - Madness
48. Gulf Coast Highway - Nanci Griffith
49. It's not a fashion statement, it's a death wish - My Chemical Romance
50. Into the Fire - Sarah McLachlan
51. Revolver - The Donnas

1 comment:

Clare said...

Probably no beatles because most songs were shorter back then. Apparently the radio stations didn't think anything longer than a couple of minutes could hold people's attention.