I was planning
on writing a review tonight, but ended up playing around with Wordle instead.
A couple months ago, Scott Westerfeld wordle-d the bands and singers he listens to.
I thought, “Ooh, that looks like fun,” so I did it too.* Here’s what I’ve got on my computer:
I have to say, though, this is not really representative of what I’m *listening* to these days. Unless the Pumpkins pop up on Party Shuffle or a playlist, I haven’t listened to them in years.
Although I am listening to Ryan Adams right now. (As in, as I write this.) Even though I swore last year that I wouldn’t buy any more of his albums because I was so pissed off by what he did to “Hey There Mrs. Lovely” on Easy Tiger, I ended up buying Cardinology anyway. Which, so far, I’m not liking anywhere near as much as Cold Roses. So once again, I am going to swear that I won’t buy any more of his albums. This was the last one. REALLY! (And watch me buy the next one whenever it comes out. Oy.)
* If you want to do it, here are my instructions, adapted from Scott Westerfeld’s:
- In iTunes, select all tracks and copy (from your music only playlist, if you’ve got a lot of audiobooks, podcasts, etc. saved)
- Paste to a spreadsheet
- Adjust artist(s) names, if necessary (in my case, getting rid of or replacing all the “Various Artists” from compilations downloaded from eMusic, since when I did it without this step, the words Various and Artists were just as big as Smashing and Pumpkins)
- Highlight appropriate cells and copy
- Paste into Wordle, hit the “Go” button, and voila!