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Musical Interlude
I have had a Last.FM account since August 15, 2005. In that time, I have "scrobbled"* 9,164 songs. According to Last.FM, that's an average of 12 tracks a day. And really, that's not entirely honest since I don't only use QCD to listen to music. (I have installed a plug-in with QCD which scrobbles my songs.) And I certainly don't always listen to music on my PC. (This doesn't record my iPods or my Roku Soundbridge players.) Also, I don't listen to music every day. But I do listen to it in great spurts.

Now, since I've joined Last.FM, they've made several improvements, including better record keeping on albums. Plus Last.FM and I have had disagreements on titles for music groups. So when you looked at my top 5 artists overall, #2 was "Unknown." This is mostly due to my soundtracks & musicals.

If I went to use Last.FM radio to play my favorite tunes, it would mix regular music along with Christmas music. Unlike one friend I can mention, I don't like to mix my Christmas music listening with my regular music listening.

So today I have decided to clear out my current database from Last.FM. And when Christmas time comes around, I'll either create a second Last.FM account (trinalinXmas or something) or just not use QCD to scrobble my music.

Before I deleted everything, I decided to save all of my current stats. (Yes, I am that sort of person.) And if you're interested, I'll share some of these stats with you.

Top 10 Artists (excluding "Unknown" and "Original Cast Recording.")

  1. The Beatles

  2. The Monkees

  3. Pet Shop Boys

  4. Chumbawamba

  5. King's College Choir

  6. Monty Python

  7. The Bonzo Dog Band

  8. George Harrison

  9. Kirsty MacColl

  10. Squirrel Nut Zippers

Top 10 Albums (which isn't very indicative since the album feature came late.)

  1. GRIMMS – Sleepers

  2. Chumbawamba – A Singsong and a Scrap

  3. The Chieftains – The Bells of Dublin

  4. Kirsty MacColl – Galore

  5. Neil Innes – Re-cycled Vinyl Blues

  6. Kirsty MacColl – Tropical Brainstorm

  7. Mackeel – Plaid

  8. Julie Andrews – Christmas With Julie Andrews

  9. Monty Python – Monty Python Sings

  10. Julie Andrews & André Previn – A Christmas Treasure & The Rutles – The Rutles

Top 10 Tracks (I have several albums where King's College Choir sings some of the same Christmas tunes.)

  1. King's College Choir – O Little Town of Bethlehem

  2. King's College Choir – O Come, All Ye Faithful

  3. The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

  4. Chumbawamba – Just Desserts

  5. King's College Choir – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

  6. King's College Choir – Away In A Manger

  7. King's College Choir – Once in Royal David's City

  8. Kirsty MacColl – England 2, Columbia 0

  9. Pet Shop Boys – What Keeps Mankind Alive?

  10. The Beatles – Nowhere Man

(6-10 were actually all tied for 6th place.)

*Scrobbling is what Last.FM calls "recording what music you're playing at the time."

Current Mood: nerdy nerdy
Current Music: The Beatles / Eleanor Rigby

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elsaf From: elsaf Date: September 24th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I started reading this post, I didn't see that you had the definition of "scrobble" at the end. I'd never heard the word, so I opened another window and looked it up on Google. The first thing that looked like a definition that came up was:

To scrobble is the action of shaving ones testicles with a rusty blade.

" i cut myself scrobbling and now i have tetanus!"
"you have to be carefull when you scrobble"

(That's from the Urban Dictionary.)

Now seeing a more sane definition, I have to say that this is an illustration of our varying attitudes toward online life. I check the settings on my music players carefully and make sure they're NOT recording my music choices for the massive unnecessary database of some shadowy entity.

This attitude, naturally, is connected to my disdain for grocery store loyalty cards.

So, going back to the first definition above, SHIT! No way am I going to scrobble, man.
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: September 25th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
3 Pet Shop Boys
I approve wholeheartedly! :D

Have you heard much of their most recent album? 'Tis of much excellence!
From: prairiepete Date: September 28th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)

A Christmas Treasure & The Rutles

Julie Andrews and André Previn recorded with the Rutles? And you've never forced me to listen to it?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: September 28th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: A Christmas Treasure & The Rutles


I just realized I've messed up the Christmas Surprise that I had planned for you! ;-)
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