I thought some of you might have difficulty with the BBC iTunes player, so here's the Chain Reaction interview between Catherine Tate and David Tennant, which is unbelievably cute, demonstrating their chemistry and the reason why I am hopeful about next year: Tate's comic timing. I love how they take the piss out of each other, even if Tate does suggest that sci-fi fans smell of Marmite. Chain Reaction
I am doing this with my iPod because I have two computers with different stuff on them. I don't have all my CDs on computer yet either.
How many songs total: 7,300ish songs, if I exclude the spoken word stuff. 53GB in total
How many hours or days of music: 35 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
Most recently played: The utterly, utterly gorgeous "And the Racket They Made" by King Creosote
Most played: "A Strangely Isolated Place" by Ulrich Schnauss/"Mer Du Japon" by Air, which is also the ringtone on my phone
Most recently added: "God Gave Us Life" Half Man, Half Biscuit
Sort by song title:
First Song: "A&E" Goldfrapp, or REJECTING iTunes new, arbitrary positioning of numbers at the end, "1/1" Brian Eno, Music for Airports
Last Song: Zooropa, U2
Sort by time:
Shortest Song: Nylon Instrumental - Scott Matthews (0:19)
Longest Song: A Sea Symphony, Ralph Vaughan Williams (28:17) or, removing classical and Brian Eno, "Cop Shoot Cop" Spiritualized (17:14)
Sort by album:
First album: Abacabok - Tartit
Last album: Youth and Young Manhood by the Kings of Leon or 0898 by The Beautiful South
First song that comes up on Shuffle: The Frog Princess - The Divine Comedy
Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Finally, I adore this. It's a BBC programme about the comedian Mark Thomas and his efforts to thwart the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act of 2005, which is a *very bad* piece of legislation which was designed to remove the Iraq war protester Brian Haw from Parliament Square and failed even in that.
It makes it illegal to demonstrate around parliament without a permit from the police, so Mark Thomas decides to organise protests in order to point out its absurdity.
It's hard to pick a favourite bit but I think I like the protest in defence of surrealism best. Or maybe his interactions with the police officer in charge of the SOCPA permits. Or maybe the bit where his friend Sian ices her application on a huge Victoria Sponge because the law doesn't say the application has to be on paper. Or maybe the seance.
It's very funny. My Life In Serious Organised Crime