May 16, 2005

A Musical Baton

I’ve been passed a musical baton by Jon, and Meme Monday rolls along!

Total volume of music files on my computer: 12.58 Gb.

The last CD I bought was:

“Kick Out The Jams” by MC5.

Song playing right now:

”Cut Self Not” by Faraquet

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:

  1. “Birdhouse In Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants
  2. “Every Everything” by Hüsker Dü
  3. “Dare” by Stan Bush (Yes, from the Transformers Movie soundtrack. Keep the laughing to a dull roar, please.)
  4. “Press Gang” by Murder City Devils
  5. “Kiss Me Deadly” by Generation X

Five people to whom I’m passing the baton:

Commentary (21):

1. Todd says… may 16, 2005 | 4:28 pm

No laughing here about the Transformers soundtrack…more respect for you.

2. Jason G says… may 16, 2005 | 5:39 pm

Is there any reason the Shaun Inman link points to your own domain?


Anyway, I’ll have to check out some of the artists in your list I don’t recognize but I sure like seeing Murder City Devils and MC5 up there.

3. Jason Santa Maria says… may 16, 2005 | 7:42 pm

Jason G: Ah yes, the reason is that I am a dullard :D

4. Shaun Inman says… may 16, 2005 | 10:10 pm

I’m laughing here. “Dare?” Everyone knows “The Touch” is the superior Autobot rock anthem. “Turbo revvin young punk, I’ll straighten you out yet.”

5. Jason Santa Maria says… may 16, 2005 | 10:15 pm

Man, the “Transformers Theme” by Lion rocked so hard.

6. Greg Storey says… may 16, 2005 | 11:58 pm

I could have sworn you told me the last CD you bought was ‘Wham - Greatest Hits’.

7. Neil Lee says… may 17, 2005 | 12:21 am

Damn, a nod for Hüsker Dü. Great to see them get some props. That band was like my Beatles in high school - Zen Arcade was serious life-changing stuff.

As for the Transformers tune, I can’t say I remember it. But hey — better that than the theme song to The Thundercats, right?

8. Juna says… may 17, 2005 | 8:55 am

I must be listening to the wrong kind of music because I don’t recognize any of those songs. Are they on itunes?

12.58Gb of music. I wonder how much everyone else has?

9. Peter Santa Maria says… may 17, 2005 | 12:28 pm


btw: what is a FARAQUET?!

10. Ian says… may 17, 2005 | 2:38 pm

What’s the deal with the musical torch/baton? I traced it back as far as I could (maybe ten steps) from your site and ended up in some weird BBS before I could go no further. Kinda interesting.

11. Ryan Sonnenberg says… may 17, 2005 | 9:55 pm

Wow, this thing really is spreading, isn’t it? Its like Pay it Forward, only no one really benefits from it in the end… Not to mention I’m seeing some pretty impressive Music Library sizes that put mine to shame.

12. Jared says… may 18, 2005 | 4:39 pm

You mean someone else listens to Faraquet? “Cut Self Not” is a great song.

13. JackRuby says… may 20, 2005 | 7:44 pm

you have much better taste in music than inman.…

14. Charles Plath says… may 24, 2005 | 1:42 pm

Jason, you are my new hero! Long hidden were the days of me actually saying I still listened to that song. On went the headphones whenever I needed to be reminded of that wonderful transformers song and the great sounds of arena rock. Now, I can throw the headphones to the wind. We are coming out of our hidden places and boldly embracing Stan Bush!

Ok, all that aside, its a pretty cool song.


15. Jill R says… may 27, 2005 | 11:29 am


i always knew you were cool based on your site (i don’t know you, and i usually just visit to check out your “daily photos”). the TMBG shout out proves it! they are the band that really got me interested music, back when I was about 12.

16. D K says… jun 7, 2005 | 12:50 am

“Dare”? by Stan Bush (Yes, from the Transformers Movie soundtrack. Keep the laughing to a dull roar, please.)

weird I randomly came here from zeldman and I see Stan Bush lol. I’ve had that soundtrack for eons and who cant love transformers. rock it out man \m/

17. Jeremy V-H says… nov 8, 2005 | 2:27 am

I love Stan Bush, Dare, The touch, and i fight to survive from blood sport. Hey e-mail me if u know any good quotes from stan Bush

18. StarScream says… jan 22, 2006 | 11:38 am

I aint laughing at all Dare is one of my most favorite songs! Not bad for an old timer.…

19. Raby Jairam says… jan 24, 2006 | 8:38 am

I agree with you on Dare and The Touch by Stan Bush. The best part of these songs are “Dare, Dare to believe you can survive, the power is there at your command” and in the Touch - “you never get hit when you’re back’s to the wall, gonna stand up and fight and you’re taking it alllllll”. By the way, I’m a huge Duran Duran fan.

20. Doug says… feb 4, 2006 | 3:49 pm

I love that “Press Gang” song!

21. mike says… jun 26, 2006 | 2:03 pm

just reading what has been written about the stan bush songs and it makes me want to go watch the movie right now