Aw shit … I like to pretend I’ve got such cool modern music tastes for an old guy, but the software doesn’t lie. Last.fm offers personalized listening charts … you can access mine by clicking here, or on the “latest tunes” thingie in the upper right hand corner of the blog. These are calculated from the actual music I am listening to, either via iTunes or via one of the Last.fm radio stations. So it doesn’t matter who I say I like, this is what I actually choose to listen to. I’ve been doing this for less than a week, but for the week which ended last Sunday, here are the Top 12 artists according to how often I play one of their tracks:
1. The Beatles
2. The Rolling Stones
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Judy Collins
8. Donovan, PJ Harvey, Fleetwood Mac, The Animals, Sly & the Family Stone
Thank God PJ Harvey’s on the list or I’d look like a total geezer. My 60s fixation is far worse than I realized … at least 8 of the 12 artists are rooted in the 60s, half of the Fleetwood Mac tracks are from the 60s so that makes 8 1/2 at least, while Bruce and Al Green come out of the 60s/70s. I’m a nostalgic lunatic.