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Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Rich Forest on April 06, 2004, 01:46:55 AM
What is the most recent:

Book you read?
Movie you watched?
Song you listened to?

You can feel free to just list 'em, or feel free to elaborate, but don't cheat. Don't go writing about something you liked more but didn't just read, watch, or listen to. It's gotta be the most recent. And I have Detect Lie memorized (do they still call it "memorization?"), just so you know I'm serious.

Here are my answers:

Book
Introduction to Functional Grammar, M.A.K. Halliday (The bible of my program: basically, I'm a grammarian.)

Movie
Ong-Bak (a kickass Thai martial arts movie from last year.)

Song
"A Little Less Conversation," Elvis Presley (the old version, not the remix)

Rich


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Clinton R. Nixon on April 06, 2004, 03:49:40 AM
I like this game a lot.

Book
The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of, or How Science Fiction Conquered the World by Thomas Disch.

Movie
Groundhog Day. (I'd really never seen the whole movie.)

Song
"Boxcar" by Jawbreaker.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: joshua neff on April 06, 2004, 03:54:02 AM
Last actual book I read? Uh...I just read a Conan short story, "Iron Shadows in the Moon." Not one of the better ones, but good nonetheless. I'm very slowly working my way through the Iliad. But with grad school, I don't have time to devote myself fully to book-length stuff with any sort of "I'll finish this next week" dedication.

Last movie I saw: Hidalgo.

Last song I listened to: "Harold & Joe" by the Cure (from the b-sides & rarities box-set, Join the Dots).


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Alan on April 06, 2004, 03:56:46 AM
Book - She by H. Rider Haggard

Movie - Hellboy "Cut to the end; how do I kill it?"

Music - Smells like Teen Spirit - Nirvana


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Rich Stokes on April 06, 2004, 04:13:04 AM
Ooooh, my go....

Book
Eastern Standard Tribe by Cary Doctorow. www.craphound.com/

Movie
Shaun of the Dead Best zombie film EVER!

Song
Subfusc part 1 by Tarmvred.[/quote]


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Matt Machell on April 06, 2004, 04:33:57 AM
Book - Grunts, by Mary Gentle military satire, black humour, with orcs.

Film - Starsky and Hutch

Music Terrorvision - Regular Urban Survivors


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Judd on April 06, 2004, 04:34:10 AM
Book

Last of the Templars -  Eh, didn't do much for me.

Movie

Hellboy - "Boom."

Song

Postcard from a Hooker in Minneapolis by Tom Waits


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: clehrich on April 06, 2004, 05:06:27 AM
Most recent, right?  Not actually liked?

Book
Carol F. Karlsen, The Devil in the Shape of a Woman, about witchcraft in colonial New England -- one of the rare very good feminist takes.

Movie
Godzilla, King of the Monsters.  Which I'd never actually seen.

Song
Billy Idol, "Nice Day for a White Wedding."  Well, you did say most recent.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: taalyn on April 06, 2004, 05:15:45 AM
Book

China Mieville, The Scar, Perdido Street Station
Storm Constantine, Wraeththu

Movie
That I actually paid attention to, Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast. For fun, Akira

Song
How bout album instead?
Varttina, Ilmatar


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Simon W on April 06, 2004, 05:17:39 AM
Book: One of The Ellis Peters "Brother Cadfael" An Excellent Mystery

Film: American Beauty (it was on TV the other night)

Song: The Tea Party, Splendor Solis (if you've never heard of them check them out!).


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Ben Terry on April 06, 2004, 05:17:43 AM
Hmm

The Last Book:

I am almost finished with this book called 'Rational Mysticism'.
It is OK-ish but not great or anything.

Last Completed Book I am pretty sure was 'The Dispossessed' by Ursula K. LeGuin

It was a great book

The Last Movie:

Hellboy-  I could see how comic fans would get some coolness from recognizing things, but IMO it was a bad bad movie.  I think it was because things like the romantic triangle and relationship with Hellboy's "father" didn't have time to develop, so it felt trite.

Last Song:

Wow, I am having a very hard time remembering....  I think it was that song by the Transplants that showed up in the hair care commercial, "Diamonds and Guns"  and if it wasn't that then it was that new-ish Brittany Spears song "Toxic"


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: W. Don on April 06, 2004, 05:48:27 AM
Hi all,

Most recent: Book = The Angel of Darkness, Caleb Carr. Movie = H.G. Wells' Time Machine (the recent remake). Song = Exodus, Bob Marley. Hm... I been making some pretty schizoid choices lately.

- W.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Paul Czege on April 06, 2004, 06:01:36 AM
Book
What is a book, anyway? Just last night I read Alex Robinson's indie-published comic, Tales of Action and Adventure Which Will Leave Your Senses Shattered #1 (that I bought this past weekend at the awesome Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo). The last thing with an ISBN on it...well, I read half of Valentine, by Lucius Shepard before putting it aside. Before that I read More Box Office Poison...all the way through :)

But the last thing that I read all the way through that was not a comic was Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again, by Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Movie
21 Grams

Song
AC/DC, Shoot to Thrill

Paul


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: jrs on April 06, 2004, 06:05:11 AM
Book:  (You do realize that I cannot give a straightforward answer to this one, right?)
Comics, Bigg time / Ty Templeton  (also trying to get through the latest Cerebus compilation and I just cannot get past Sim's attempt at exegesis)
Fiction, The Weight of water / Anita Shreve
Non-fiction, currently reading From the beast to the blonde : on fairy tales and their tellers / Marina Warner

Movie:  Hellboy

Song:  Am I born to die?  from the Cold Mountain soundtrack which is even now playing

Julie


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: GreatWolf on April 06, 2004, 06:05:29 AM
Um, let's see.

Book:  I just picked up Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe again.  Before that....let's see...I think that it was an e-book called Mel Gibson vs. the Media by Gary North.

Movie:  (I scratch my head.)  I'm desperately hoping that I've watched a movie since I partook of Lost Highway last week, but I can't think of anything since then.  My first time watching a David Lynch movie (with the exception of Dune)...and my last time.

Music:  Well, right now I'm listening to the goa-psy trance station on Digitally Imported (http://http:www.di.fm), and the current track appears to be Battle of the Future Buddhas - Master of Deception

Seth Ben-Ezra
Great Wolf


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Sean on April 06, 2004, 06:36:40 AM
M. John Harrison, The Pastel City.

Hidalgo

There was so much music at the seder last night I can't remember which song was last - somebody put on a Lyle Lovett cd, and the Pogues were on at one point, neither of which are anywhere in my music collection - but I do remember when we were telling the story at the dinner table and got to the ten plagues, I let my long hair out of my ponytail and gave an impromptu solo performance of Metallica's Creeping Death, complete with air guitar, to the general approval of the crowd.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Marhault on April 06, 2004, 06:37:13 AM
Book:  Skybowl by Melanie Rawn.  Currently working on Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.

Movie:  Amelie

Music:  Metallica's and Justice for All.  (last song would by "Dyers Eve")

Simon W:  Hell yes on the Tea Party!


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Matt Snyder on April 06, 2004, 06:39:54 AM
Book: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. A troubling little book.

Movie: Secondhand Lions. A flawed movie with some endearing aspects.

Song: Sunshine of Your Love by Cream. A really kick ass classic.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Christopher Weeks on April 06, 2004, 06:51:08 AM
Book - I'm not sure if I'm supposed to tell you the last book I finished or what I'm currently reading.  I'm in the middle of: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (bedside table) by Robert E. Howard, Eric Meyer on CSS (desk), True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier (back of the toilet) by Vinge, et al, The Anger Management Sourcebook (shelves near the hot tub) by Glenn R. Schiraldi and Melissa Hallmark Kerr.  The most recent book I finished was The Great American Gun Debate: Essays on Firearms & Violence by Don B. Kates, et al.

Movie - Alien Resurection (not the first time I've seen it, but my wife bought me the nine-disc Alien Quadrilogy boxed set for Xmas...bless her heart.)

Song - I think we cut the disc off this morning right after Baby Beluga by Raffi.  The last adult song I listened to was Girl you Want by Devo.

Chris


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Goutetsu on April 06, 2004, 07:14:26 AM
Book you read?
Just finished Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Somehow i've never picked that book up before, shame on me.

Movie you watched?
Secret Window starring Johnny Depp. Not bad, Not bad.


Song you listened to?
Hmm, I guess I had a Pantera cd still running in the car on the way to work this morning. (ahh, the good old days) I wasn't totally with it so I'm not sure which song was playing.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: orbsmatt on April 06, 2004, 07:20:29 AM
Book
Computer Science for Java - don't get me started

Movie
Return of the King - again and again and again!  (Will the rush that I get from the horsemen smashing into the orcs ever get old?  I don't think so...)

Song
Uh... I was listening to a song from the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack.  Does that count?


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Matt Wilson on April 06, 2004, 07:28:29 AM
book: second book of Dread Empire's Fall by Walter Jon Williams

movie: Hellboy

song: "Wouldn't Mama Be Proud," by the late *sniff* Elliott Smith


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Ron Edwards on April 06, 2004, 07:34:08 AM
The latest ...

Book:
(first time read) In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch, a set of essays on film editing
(re-read) Dykes to Watch Out For (all the books) by Alison Bechdel, one of my favorite comics

Movie:
(theater) Hellboy
(rental) Wild Things

Music:
(radio) Bell Bottom Blues by Derek and the Dominoes
(tape/CD) Modern Love by David Bowie

Best,
Ron


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: quozl on April 06, 2004, 07:39:18 AM
Book I last finished: The Eternal Footman by James Morrow
Book I'm reading now: The Republic by Plato

Movie I just saw in the theater: Return of the King
Movie I just rented: Life or Something Like It

Music I listened to in the past few days:
.rod laver
Project 86


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: RDU Neil on April 06, 2004, 08:29:55 AM
Book: last finished Dance For The Dead by Thomas Perry... working my way through the first volume of the uncut Howard Conan stories.

Movie: Hellboy... really nailed the feel of the comic, and Abe Sapien was perfect

Song: Currently, "Shipbuilding" by Elvis Costello... whoops, just rotated into "Gloria" by Patti Smith   "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine"


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: quozl on April 06, 2004, 08:34:01 AM
Quote from: RDU Neil
"Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine"


Is that a real song?  What are the lyrics?


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: RDU Neil on April 06, 2004, 08:44:26 AM
Quote from: quozl
Quote from: RDU Neil
"Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine"


Is that a real song?  What are the lyrics?


Patti Smith, the punk rock Poet Laureate... she did a version of "Gloria"... you know G... L... O... R... I... A

Very first line of the kind of rambling discourse introduction is the line I quoted.

Off of her first album... Horses or you can find it on the soundtrack to Wonderland

Damn fine song


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: ScottM on April 06, 2004, 08:47:03 AM
Book:
Destiny by Elizabeth Haydon (pretty good, last book of a trilogy that starts with Rhapsody)

Movie:
(rent)  LArceNY (ugh... more over the top than I prefer)
(theater) Ladykillers-- I'm not normally so harsh on movies, but another that wasn't very good

Music:
Natalie Imbruglia's Left of Middle (a favorite, though not top 5)


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: quozl on April 06, 2004, 08:50:57 AM
Quote from: RDU Neil
Patti Smith, the punk rock Poet Laureate... she did a version of "Gloria"... you know G... L... O... R... I... A

Very first line of the kind of rambling discourse introduction is the line I quoted.

Off of her first album... Horses or you can find it on the soundtrack to Wonderland

Damn fine song


Thanks.  Accoring to Google, this must be the intro:

Quote
Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine
meltin' in a pot of thieves
wild card up my sleeve
thick heart of stone
my sins my own
they belong to me, me

people say "beware!"
but I don't care
the words are just
rules and regulations to me, me


Very interesting....


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Clinton R. Nixon on April 06, 2004, 10:03:44 AM
Quote from: quozl
Book I last finished: The Eternal Footman by James Morrow


Not to interrupt the flow, but, man, great book. James Morrow is in my top five favorite writers easily.


Title: Re: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Asrogoth on April 06, 2004, 11:09:37 AM
Book you read?

Transforming Mission by David J. Bosch (actually in the process of reading)

If you want finished, then it's The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

Movie you watched?

(rental)  The Order:  I thought it was an interesting concept and take on religion, and in some ways I feel it's a justified look at the seeming "inadequacies" of the misunderstandings attributed to traditional Christian orthodoxy, especially to the Roman Catholic Church.

(theater) The Passion of the Christ  Brutal.  Powerful.  Intense.  Best for personal devotion.  Not a movie for casual perusal.



Song you listened to?

One Man Gets Around by Charlie Peacock  (iTunes right now)
Goldeneye by Tina Turner (cd in car)

(editted to add "theater" and "in car" categories)


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Jonathan Walton on April 06, 2004, 11:22:49 AM
Book:  Into the American Woods: Negotiations on the Pennsylvania Frontier by James H. Merrell (for my Native American History class, which rocks).

Movie: Starsky & Hutch, which also rocks

Music: Last night me and some friends sat around listening to the new Flecktones album, Little Worlds (rocks), some old-school Chinese rock compilations (Rock 'N Roll Classics: China, The 20th Century), and the 14-minute final track on the new Dream Theater album (Train of Thought) called Killing in the Name of God.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Anonymous on April 06, 2004, 11:58:27 AM
Book: Mm, lesse. Fiction: Alexander Irvine's A Scattering of Jades. Ending could've been written better, but a good read, especially if you like Tim Powers. Whoops, nope, I read Blaylock's collection of shorts after that, In For A Penny. Liked the Irvine better.

Graphic Novel: The 9 volume manga, Sanctuary, a bit out of order.

Non-fiction: Page proofs for the latest issue of the New York Review of Science Fiction, which actually has a theme, writers about writing. I am disagreeing with what Morrow says, and trying to figure out why. No typos there, so nothing to change.

Movie: Probably Return of the King. Josh is slowly working his way through 2nd season Buffy, and we saw School Hard recently, which is a good, strong episode.

Song: Whichever of Kathy Mar's was playing as I left -- it's Josh's wake up music. Which means either Spoon or Ship of Stone.

-Lisa


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Gordon C. Landis on April 06, 2004, 12:27:09 PM
Book: The Briar King, Greg Keyes

Movie:  Hidalgo

Song:  "Brain Upside Down (Bonzo goes to Bitburg)", The Ramones

Gordon


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: talysman on April 06, 2004, 02:07:21 PM
Book:
(finished) Al Franken's last book (Lies and the Lying Liars ...)
(midway) Dead Inside RPG
(started) Thomas Jefferson's collected writings, James Branch Cabell's Cream of the Jest... not sure which I will focus on.

movie: Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (again)

music: either "Yoshimi Versus the Pink Robots" by the Flaming Lips or "Beauty Queen" by Roxy Music. I had a bunch of songs on random, so I'm not sure which was the last that played.

it's moot now, because I just started "Yoshimi" again because thinking about it made me want to.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Anonymous on April 06, 2004, 04:24:04 PM
Evein'

Book Well, I actually re-read Kushiel's Dart and Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey to be prepared for the paper back printing of Kushiel's Avatar which I finished...Friday.  Sunday I got to the end of Box Office Poison which I was reading at Paul's- fanTAStic!

Movie It was a few weeks ago now, but a few of us watched Sonatine (I think that's how it's spelled) that seeks to prove that even Japanese gangsters can be jovial and carefree...with guns. In the theater it would have to be [/i]21 Grams which was pretty darn good.

Song Well, the Yahoo Launch cast is playing "Girl, You've Got No Faith in Medicine" by the White Stripes. In the car coming over here I heard "867-5309 (Jenny)" by whoever that band is..  


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Paul's Girl on April 06, 2004, 04:26:39 PM
Oops! sorry about the terrible formating on that one...


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Andy Kitkowski on April 06, 2004, 08:07:26 PM
Book: The Coming of Conan (I'm on the last story). First time ever reading Conan material.  Powerful, powerful stuff and deeply immersive. The only unsettling thing was the racism in Vale of the Lost Women, and even that was /placed/ enough for me to be able to take a step to the left of it and continue reading.

Movie: Hellboy.  I was a little disappointed. I wasn't looking for power so much from the material, than from the director.  I've been following Guillome Del Toro for a while now, and am a big fan of his works.  Blade 2 is one of my favorite action movies of all time because of the action scenes (save for the "rubbery" CG one against the two ninjas). I think that there was just plain Too Much to Include that he didn't have time for that "Del Toro Style".

Music I worship my iPod.  Right now I'm listening to William Ackerman (I love Real, Solid new age music). Before that was some Japanese Soul and Hip-Hop. I don't know why people can dig J-Pop: It's the same shit we have here. But man, some Japanese bands have picked up the ball in the fields of Soul, Hip Hop, Ska and Techno and have really run with it, helped it evolve.


Title: Re: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: greyorm on April 06, 2004, 09:46:32 PM
What is the most recent:

Book you read?
If I recall correctly, it was "Sea of Swords" by RA Salvatore.
Sue me. I like Drizzt.

Movie you watched?
I watched something on tv the other night, but don't recall what it was. Last movie I saw at the theaters was "Dawn of the Dead."...oh wait, just remembered, tv movie: "Black Sheep."

Song you listened to?
Whatever was playing on the radio last time I was in my car. Dunno. Something "Pop" no doubt. Though if "American Idol" counts, I heard George Huff singing an Elton John song I don't recall the title of, before I put my oldest daugther to bed.


Title: Re: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Ben Lehman on April 06, 2004, 11:02:56 PM
Book:  Intermediate Colloquial Chinese.  Okay, not for class?  The Charwoman's Shadow, by Lord Dunsany.

Movie:  Raise the Red Lantern.  Made me cry, nearly, which is hard to do.

Song.  *pulls up iTunes...*  Uhm... I don't have the name for this one.  I think it's by Goo Goo Dolls *hits back button*  "Crazy as F*ck" by Stephen Hawking...  :-)

yrs--
--Ben

edit:  P.S. on book -- forgot about my online writer's critiques.  In that case, it's "Metropolis" by Marsha Morman (halfway read) or "Vale of Fire" by Izzy Kunkle.  Sorry to forget you, guys! :-(


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: contracycle on April 07, 2004, 12:24:22 AM
Last book: The Plantagenet Chronicles, a collection of cleaned-up medieval accounts.  And a couple of the War against the Chtorr novels, if only to satisfy some old curiosity.

Last song: 'Cut Your Ribbons' by Sparta which I cam across on Radiostorm.  Stuck in my head.

Movie: I watch very few movies; the last one I sat through was ROTK.  I tried watching Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon the other night but it was dull as ditchwater so I went and did something more interesting.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Emily Care on April 07, 2004, 10:50:16 AM
Book: currently reading--Mind of the Raven by Bernd Heinrich, and Glimpses of Abidharma by Chogyam Trungpa.

Movie: Last seen: The Ladykillers, which though fun was disappointing after the Cohen Bros. previous film offering--Intolerable Cruelty was the funniest thing I've seen in years.

Song: I don't remember who the crooner was on the radio last night singing "I'm putting all my eggs in one basket" and other romantic jazz standards, but it was fine to listen to.

--EC


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Keith Senkowski on April 07, 2004, 11:21:52 AM
Book: I just finished "The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, And Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It" by John J. Miller, Chris Mitchell, and Michael Stone.  A long title, but a very informative read about the events, starting in the late 80s, that led up to 9/11.  I've also nearly finished "hadow" by K.J. Parker.

Movie: Hellboy, which I was a little disappointed in.  I thought it should have been more pulpish.  

Song: Rotten Apple by Alice in chains is what I am listening to as I type.

Keith


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Christopher Kubasik on April 07, 2004, 12:02:05 PM
Books

Just finished: God Against the Gods by Jonathan Kirsch (a history of monotheism through ancient Egypt and Classical Greece and Rome)

Reading: "Imagining the Soul: A History" and Matthew Fox's, "Creativity" and dipping into time and time again, W.H. Auden's "The Dyer's Hand."

Movie: Hellboy.  (Never read the comic book; thought it was fine; spent the whole movie thinking, "Wow, we can really watch a guy jump from building to building in movies now, just they do in comic books... Cool!")  But I'll add, since I see movies like some folks eat M&Ms, here's what I've seen in the past few weeks: "The Ladykillers," "Spartan," "Girl With a Pearl Earing," "Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind" "City of God"  I don't own a TV or DVD players, but I just love going to the movies, being surrounded by people who chose to leave their homes and see *this* movie all together.  I hit something new every week or two.

Song:  Whatever was playing off Moby "18" when I walked out the door to hit Starbucks.


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Bob McNamee on April 07, 2004, 04:39:26 PM
Books
Charles de Lint's Forests of the Heart and Onion Girl. Wonderful! (as are all I've read of his)
What a godsend after plowing through Robert Jordan's latest paperback bloatbook.

Movies
Return of the King was the last one I saw at the movies. Great Loved it...can't wait for the special edition DVD.
At home...let's see... If I remember right it was Shanghai Knights... which I laughed my way through.

Music
Lately the latest Seal album...and the pair of Rod Stewart American songbook albums (in a mix with Nat Cole and Brian Setzer)


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: kregmosier on April 06, 2005, 10:34:37 AM
Book you read?:
The Rising, Brian Keene


Movie you watched?:
Bought the DVD:  End Of the Century-The Story of the Ramones
Paid for a Ticket:  Sky Blue, then Sin City


Song you listened to?:
"Head On", The Pixies



-k


Title: The Forge reads, watches, and listens
Post by: Anonymous on April 06, 2005, 11:24:38 AM
Book: If graphic novels count, the last one I finished was Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller. If not, then Underground Education by Zacks (I can't remember his first name).

Movie: Either Sin City or Mr. 3000. I can't remember which one came last.

Song: Eek! My wife was loading songs into her iPod and played a few of them too. I remember she was listening to the Killers. So it was probably one of their songs. The last song I actually consciously chose to listen to was probably "Messenger" by Blonde Redhead.