Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday Stealing #4

Favorite novel and author?   I don't know about novel, I read a ton so I have a bunch but author is Stephen King
Favorite perfume/scent?  Cookies baking, can't stand perfume or cologne
Coffee or tea?  Tea, can't stand the smell or taste of coffee
Are you a cat or dog person?  We have both but I'm a cat person, they aren't so damn needy all the time.
Which mythical creature would you transform into if you could?  No idea
Favorite time period?  Current one I guess
Name 3 films that have changed your life and have shaped you into the person you are today.  I have no idea
Diamonds or pearls?  Do baseball diamonds count?
What’s your biggest dream?  It was to own a home that my kids could call a place home for the rest of their lives but we got it a few years ago, don't really have another one that I can think of. Travel to all the MLB stadiums, maybe?
Dream destination?  Not much of a traveler, I'd love to see some of the pics of New Zealand or Ireland, maybe Alaska. Some place green with mountains.
Favorite fictional character?  Rachel Morgan
Share a quote or passage that means something to you.  The level of my sarcasm depends on your level of stupidity.
What’s your favorite plant/flower?  None
Do you prefer the forest or the ocean? why?  Forest, Ocean scares the crap out of me.
What do you value most in people?  Honesty, I hate being lied to. I don't care if the truth hurts, it hurts more to be lied to.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Spotify Wrapped

I got an email from Spotify that gave me a link and they give me a rundown of my music that I've listened to this year. You know I'm a stats guy so I loved it and I figured I'd share some.

I loved it as soon as I opened the email and was confronted with this.

That's awesome, now my playlist has 3,308 songs on it so that shows that I check out the new releases as well. Do you think I would have listened to that many different songs if I listened to the radio? Hell no, maybe if you included the commercials on the list.

There are 10 pages on the website that the email directs you to, I'm not going to show you all of them, a couple are links to playlists of my top 100 playlist that they made from my years listening and also a playlist of songs I may like, because they are always trying to get you to expand your playlists. I like these, however, I wish they would limit the songs to stuff not already on my playlists. Just because it's from a different album, doesn't mean it's a different song that I already have.

One of the pages has you guess how many minutes you've listened to Spotify this year.

That's over 882 hours of music listening, over 36 days straight. I would guess at least 3/4 of that time is in the car considering I get about an hour and a half a day traveling back and forth to work.

They had a chart page which was kind of cool. Although the colors of it sucked and makes it hard to read.

My top artists is a little misleading, not saying that it's wrong but the top 3 artists are probably there because I have a ton of their songs on my playlists. DC Talk (51), Petra (42), Michael W. Smith (36).

The top songs don't really mean much other than they are all on multiple playlists. I have a Traveling, a Country, and a Jams playlist. The Traveling and Country are the ones I listen to with my wife in the car because she doesn't like a lot of my music (mainly the rock) and I do occasionally put the Jams one on in my car, with the windows down, on my way home from work.

As far as the genres go, Rock is definitely number 1 and in my eyes, Metal is considered a sub genre of Rock. The Country I can see as well, but the Indie and Pop I don't see being in the top 5. I wonder if the Pop is from the 80's and 90's pop because I know I don't have much newer Pop on there. One of the other pages even lists my favorite sub genre as Post Grunge, which again, is of Rock.

Another page had my oldest song on it, which technically isn't true but we'll say it is.

The reason I say it isn't is because I have classical music mixed in on the playlist and that's stuff was wrote ages ago (1800's even) but the actual song was probably off a current classical album.

At the very end, the 10th and last page, is a share page which along with the usual Facebook, Twitter, ect. they give you the option of Billboard. Which I signed up for, it gives them permission to use your stats along with the photo of your choosing to pop up on their billboard in Times Square. Now I just wonder if they will tell me if they use it, a photo would be nice.

If you'd like to know more about my music, check out my blog Last Song of the Day. I post the last song that I listened to that day and there are links to my Spotify account on it as well. I believe all my lists are public.