Regarding the (so-called) Musical Baton

Having been passed the so-called “Musical Baton” from your colleague Justin French, you have provided your response below:

Total volume of music on your computer:

15.81 GB

The last CD you purchased was:

The Garden State Soundtrack

Song playing right now:

It is 6 AM EST, and this typically implies both coffee and Baroque, of course, both of which make early morning productivity possible. Today it’s Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: III. Fuga but once the coffee really hits, you switch genres, usually moving to something from Thievery Corporation, which is standard fare most days, or perhaps something the kids are listening to nowadays, like the Gorillaz.

Five songs you’ve been listening to a lot recently, from several genres:

  1. <a href=”

    ” title=”.38.45 (A Thievery Number)”>.38.45 (A Thievery Number), Thievery Corporation

  2. Beija Flor, Da Lata

  3. Love Love Mode, Dimitri From Paris

  4. <a href=”

    ” title=”Encore”>Encore, Jay-Z

  5. Rain, by The Beatles

Five people to whom you’re passing the baton:

  • John Gruber: has to be playing something good to produce such detailed, thorough copy

  • George Kelly: the guy is so in touch with hip, it hurts

  • Travis Cripps: your musical mentor and benefactor, always spinning something fresh and cool

  • Kevin Byrd: the lyrical Jessie James

  • Jeffrey Zeldman: he’s already been passed the baton by JSM, but it’ll take more than that

So, that’s it.

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