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child of the sixties

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.


Robert Gable

Dunno about nostalgic but as I watched all those sixties tracks go by on Google Talk, it was obvious your collection of that era's music is both wide and deep.

I on the other hand have no Beatles MP3s or CDs. I basically gave them up as the LP wound down, which surprises me since I listened to the Beatles more than anything else from ages 5-18.

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