ok, so the "which of the top 100 songs you remember from the year you were born" meme doesn't work much for me, because i don't remember any songs from the year i was born, or the next 10 years. maybe i am too literal. i was gonna do king_tirian
's version, which lists one timelessly awesome song from every year of his life
, doing his best to not repeat artists, but predictably, i can't ever do anything that requires me to pick one
. also, timeless awe, despite obviously being a joke, immediately brings out the internal censor. it's always amusing to watch my own little cogs fall into place (though occasionally that makes me want to kick them, which is a good thing to do).
one reason to do something with music is that king_tirian mentioned not really knowing much about the music i listen to, which is true; few people do. heck, the paramour might be hard pressed to guess -- i'm a big fan of headphones, and i rarely talk about music. even more so than scents, i don't really have words because i've never actually analysed my musical taste -- music works on a really primal level for me. which is also why i tend to be oblivious to lyrics; the music so overrules them that i don't really hear them consciously. i'll learn them eventually if i listen to a song a lot, but in a really strange way, more by rote than by understanding.
so i'm thinking of going through 40 years of music, picking the songs that either are in my own rotation, or should damn well be in there, from the top 100 lists. and maybe also the songs i hate? it'd be interesting to see whether some sort of pattern emerges. what i'd also really like to do is create something of a "soundtrack of my life" complete with events that are forever tied to certain music -- but that's the sort of effort akin to an autobiography, and whom am i kidding. oh, and top 100 lists? only a guideline. i know i have oodles of music that would never appear on such lists. those songs should definitely appear in my collection. and last but not least, it'd be cool to share some of that music, on a basis of "listen to this to see if you like it, and delete it after a week if you're not going to buy it".
and now watch it never happen. *snrk*. maybe i should just do the "rate 100 songs from the year you graduated high school" meme.