I had heard of memes before, hadn't paid much attention until Adrian Drury mentioned it a couple weeks ago on snurgle, and today I noticed a post on Oscar's blog inviting me to participate.
Total size of music files in my computer
1003 songs, 62 hours, 3.88GB

Last record bought
Indelible Grace: I have now bought all three of their cds, I like their second one the best.

Song that I am listening to now
I use winamp to shuffle the playlist, and play that list straight through, as then it ensures I hear every song before I hear a repeat. I haven't had much success with winamp's shuffle feature, it seemed like I was always hearing repeats. I do need to get more of my music onto the computer, it does repeat too often. (I have it playing most of the day, every day, at work. Currently playing is Peter Eide's "Where Justice Rolls Down"

Five songs that I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me
I Offer My Isaac, In Christ Alone, It Is Well With My Soul and Blessed Be Your Name
Upward: Hymns Project
Burlap to Cashmere, if I am in a loud (so you now know my definition of 'loud') music mood.

5 persons to whom I am passing the baton
Hrm, there are probably not five people who read this who will respond, so, I will write down those that have blogs and see what happens. Other can feel free to add your answers on a comment.
Posted by Jon Daley on June 2, 2005, 7:26 am | Read 3729 times
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It seems to me like those emails you get, "tell me about yourself, fill in the blanks and send it to 10 people you know." There is only a vague connection between that and the description of a meme in the link you gave. I know some people have fun with those kinds of things, but I don't have time to do them. Plus I never listen to music on the computer.
Posted by joyful on June 2, 2005, 11:45 am

I don't have time either, and I've never done one of those things before. But this one was kind of fun: http://sca.salemsattic.com/lwblog/post/1/211
Posted by SursumCorda on June 2, 2005, 1:47 pm

On the other hand, now that I've read the article, I find the whole "meme" idea rather disturbing. Particularly this: "They can be defined as small sets of instructions that produce behavior. When enough of these instructions get together in a brain, a mind develops." This is tabula rasa with a vengeance -- a child is no one, nothing, subhuman, a blank slate, until he has had enough "experience." The potential for harm in this idea is enormous.
Posted by SursumCorda on June 2, 2005, 7:25 pm

Yes, you are right - there is a whole lot more psychology/philosophy based thinking into memes (rhymes with dream, by the way, I had been pronouncing it wrong, at least inside my head).

Here is a guy who is really into the evolution of his mind.
I guess if you buy into evolution (as currently understood, not Darwinian) this would be the next logical step.
Posted by jondaley on June 3, 2005, 10:22 am
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