That Baton Meme

Published in Blogging on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

To borrow from a past baton holder: Mark Boulton has passed me a musical baton. This means I get to document what I’m currently listening to by answering a series of revealing questions, then pass the baton on.

Total volume of music files on my computer:
The last CD I bought was:
Global Underground 025 - Deep Dish - Toronto.
Song playing right now:
African All Stars - Summer Moon (Guetta & Garraud's Fuck Me I'm Famous Remix).
Five Three songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:
Travis, Sing
Any live Deep Dish set (+ Say Hello)
Any live Carl Cox set

Five people to whom I’m passing the baton:

  1. Colin D. Devroe
  2. Hanni
  3. Matt
  4. Dougal
  5. Brent

Comments and Feedback

Man, you and Paul must not have any friends. I got the baton from everywhere. :) Sorry I didn't read your post before I put up mine - but I will still edit the post and link back to you.

No problem, to be honest it was hard to find someone who hadn't already been whacked with the baton!

Cunning! I'm being hit from all sides. I think I should take the hint and post something...

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