June 29, 2005

Music Meme From Gunner

Gunner tagged me with a music meme last week. Things have been a bit crazy here, so I'm just now getting around to answering it.

Here's the game: What are your top three songs to listen to whilst running? And if you have the server space, will you post one or all of them for the rest of us to download? (If running is not your preferred method of exercise – which more or less guarantees your intelligence – well, songs that you would listen to are just fine.)

I usually don't listen to music while doing my nightly walk/run with the dog. I like to talk to him, and my suburban neighborhood straddles a creek and is covered with trees, so the nighttime chorus of toads and crickets makes a great soundtrack.

I do frequently listen to music while (whilst?) mowing the lawn, and my current favorites are:

I have to say, though, that I have several mix CDs I listen to during yardwork, so this list would definitely change from week to week.

Posted by JohnL at June 29, 2005 12:04 AM

While sharing the name of the songs or music that you enjoy is a fine idea, to actual making that available via "shared files" would violate the copyrights of the musician, producers and sellers of that music. If the music is worth enjoying then it follows that there should be monetary exchange as a means of showing it. Just a reminder from an old fogey.

Posted by: TF Stern at June 29, 2005 01:23 PM

Please note that each of my links leads to Amazon, where my readers can sample the songs or purchase the albums upon which they reside. I avoided posting mp3s of my songs because they are large files (Tarkus is a 20-minute song) and also to avoid possible legal issues.

I am of a mixed mind regarding file sharing of digital media. Copyright is a government-created monopoly, not a natural property right, and the model needs to change. I'm just not sure how.

Posted by: JohnL at June 29, 2005 01:35 PM

"If the music is worth enjoying then it follows that there should be monetary exchange as a means of showing it."

Yes, but I'm also not going to buy music when a CD of music I want is usually more than a DVD of a movie I want.

Model Change:
How: only when record companies are dragged kicking and screaming into the Information Age.

In What Way: Not sure, but the role of the middleman needs to be reduced or eliminated.

Posted by: owlish at June 29, 2005 05:07 PM
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