Monday, April 14, 2008

It's the power of the hat

Jason asked 'what's the play count on your most played song in your iTunes library?' Well, given my new laptop and ipod I've only got records going back to December last year, and it wasn't quite what I was expecting. It seems that my visit to Memphis and Nashville at that time was more influential that I thought. My top 5 is: Lovin' Pretty Women by the Steep Canyon Rangers, 24 plays Handle With Care, Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, 22 plays Bloody Mary Morning, Willie Nelson, 22 plays Time is Tight, Booker T and the MGs, 17 plays If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time, Willie Nelson, 16 plays My top play is a song I heard live at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, while I spent a long afternoon in the Stax Museum poring over the genesis of the Memphis sound, backed by Booker T and the MGs. On the back of this trip, I've persuaded Debbie to come with me to see Willie Nelson in Glasgow next month. In the last 4 months, I've listened to 1699 of the 4920 in my library, which is not bad going I think. Thankfully for my musical credibility as an indie-kid at heart Morrissey, Paul Weller and The Beta Band all feature in my top 10.