The guy who draws Dork Tower posted a silly meme a few days ago, and I decided to hop on board. (Hey, I haven’t done one of these in a while. I think I’m allowed.) Mind you, I don’t use iTunes (no Ogg Vorbis support) so all I can do is make Winamp jump through the hoops. Luckily I’m already in the habit of using the Media Library…

So here goes:

How many songs total: 5,028
How many hours or days of music: 15 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes
Most recently played: Dodo/Lurker by Genesis
Most played: Integral by Pet Shop Boys (10 times) *
Most recently added: “Version 2.0” (album) by Garbage **

Sort by song title:
First Song: #1 Crush by Garbage
Last Song: Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Sort by time:
Shortest Song: Vitamin C by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop OST #2 “No Disk,” 0:06) ***
Longest Song: Sasha’s Voyage of Ima by BT (“Ima” CD#2, 42:45) ****

Sort by album:
First album: “10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1” by Midnight Oil
Last album: “Zone Of The Enders OST” *****

First song that comes up on Shuffle: I’m With Stupid by Pet Shop Boys

Search the following and state how many songs come up: ******

  • Death – 9
  • Life – 71
  • Love – 190
  • Hate – 31
  • You – 377
  • Sex – 9

Most Represented Artist: Genesis (233 tracks) *******


* I’ve only recently gotten into the habit of using the Media Library. Otherwise there’d be songs with much higher play counts.

** I had to find this the old-fashioned way: Doing a date search in the file directory. Winamp seems not to track my “recently added” very well for some reason.

*** I’d have found the shortest “proper” song in the list, but I ran out of time this morning. The first dozen entries were “non-songs” of one sort or another. So I gave up.

**** Which beat out Genesis’ “Supper’s Ready,” the previous (three) contender(s) (original and two live renditions), by almost twenty minutes!

***** Last studio album, not a single, by a proper band: Worldillia by Porno Graffitti

****** In Winamp, file path and album are included in all searches. These numbers are therefore inflated a little bit. Yes, this annoys me but there seems to be no way to search only in the title of a song. (Argh.)

******* By no means is all of my Genesis music ripped to MP3 or Ogg. The same is true for most of my other favorite artists, actually. That first number (~5000 tracks) would be much, much higher if I really wanted to go crazy with the digital music library…