1000 MINS

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I was doing some blog browsing recently when I came across a project that truly inspired me to think long and hard.

The project is called ‘1000 minutes’ and it has been created by the boys over at Tympanogram. The writers of the blog, Andy and Dave have started an ongoing list project in which they choose 1000 minutes worth of tracks they would fill an mp3 player with if they were stuck on a desert island with only that to listen to. The rules are simple, they’re not with each other, so they can’t share music and bit rates/file sizes are not relevant, the mp3 player will hold EXACTLY 1000 minutes. I’ve been following the project over the last few days and it really is worth following.

You may be thinking whats the point? Well, for me its simple. For some of us, we flood our ears, hard drives and stereos with so much music it can sometimes lose its meaning. So having to pick a limited amount of music that you would be stuck with for life, with no chopping and changing and nothing new to treat yourself with is actually pretty damn hard.

Now, I get quite excited about stuff like this. My inner geek loves the idea of making lists and organising my music collection, so I’ve decided to start something similar. I’m not up for copying the boys at Tympanogram’s idea (and I hope they understand that my reason for this is pure, unadulterated inspiration) but instead, I want to put my thoughts down too.

So, here it begins, my 1000 minutes….thank you Tympanogram for a brilliant idea..

THE LIST

1. Scanners – Lowlife [3:20] [time remaining – 996:40]

2. Cat Stevens – The Wind [1:41] [time remaining – 994:59]

3. The Pretenders – Don’t Get Me Wrong [3:49] [time remaining – 991:10]

4. Mirah – Recommendation [1:21] [time remaining – 989:49]

5. Kings Of Leon – Fans [3:37] [time remaining – 986:12]

6. Metronomy – Heartbreaker [4:13] [time remaining – 981:59]

7. Scarlet – Independent Love Song [3:51] [time remaining – 978:08]

Read Part 1 – Published on March 26th 2009

8. Modest Mouse – Float On [3:28] [time remaining 974:40]

9. Urusei Yatsura – Hello Tiger [3:18] [time remaining 971:22]

10. Sleeper – Nice Guy Eddie [3:21] [time remaining 968:01]

11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps [3:40] [time remaining 964:21]

Read Part 2 – Published on March 28th 2009

12. Justice Vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends (Original Mix) [4:18] [time remaining 960:03]

13. Sleater-Kinney – Modern Girl [3:01] [time remaining 957:02]

14. The Dresden Dolls – Girl Anachronism [3:00] [time remaining 954:02]

15. The Black Ghosts – Anyway You Choose To Give It [3:38] [time remaining 950:24]

Read Part 3 – Published March 29th 2009

16. The Knife – Heartbeats [3.54] [time remaining 946:30]

17. Snow Patrol – You Could Be Happy [3:04] [time remaining 943:26]

Read Part 4 – Published March 30th 2009

18. Genesis – Invisible Touch [3:26] [time remaining 940:26]

19. Alison Moyet – Only You [3:12] [time remaining 937:14]

Read Part 5 – Published on April 3rd 2009

20. Skee-Lo – I Wish [4:09] [time remaining 933:05]

21. Arrested Development – People Everyday [4:57] [time remaining 928:08]

Read Part 6 – Published on April 6th 2009

22. Help She Can’t Swim – My Own Private Disco [2:34] [time remaining 925:08]

23. Blood Red Shoes – Its Getting Boring By The Sea [2:56] [time remaining 922:38]

Read Part 7 – Published on April 5th 2009

24. Kelis Feat. Andre 3000 – Millionaire [3:45] [time remaining 918:53]

25. Riot In Belgium – La Musique [6:38] [time remaining 912:15]

Read Part 8 – Published on April 19th 2009

26. No Doubt – New [4:24] [time remaining 907:51]

27. Daft Punk – Digital Love [4:58] [time remaining 902:53]

28. Basement Jaxx – Take Me Back To Your House [5:08] [time remaining 897:45]

29. M.I.A – Paper Planes [3:25] [time remaining 894:20]

30. Longpigs – On & On [4:11] [time remaining 890:09]

31. Echobelly – King Of The Kerb [4:00] [time remaining 886:09]

32. Spin Doctors – Two Princes [4:18] [time remaining 881:51]

33. Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don’t Care [4:41] [time remaining 877:10]

34. Dizzee Rascal – Jus A Rascal [3:39] [time remaining 873:31]

35. Example – Me & Mandy [3:27] [time remaining 870:04]

36. Lady Sovereign – The Battle [7:50] [time remaining 862:14]

37. Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push [4:15] [time remaining 857:59]

38. David E. Sugar – Although You May Laugh [4:15] [time remaining 853:44]

39. Erasure – A Little Respect [3:34] [time remaining 850:10]

40. Lily Allen – LDN [3:11] [time remaining 846:59]

41. Garbage – Push It [4:02] [time remaining 842:57]

42. Soulwax – E-Talking [4:35] [time remaining 838:22]

43. Soulwax – NY Excuse [4:48] [time remaining 833:34]

44. Soulwax – Krack [5:25] [time remaining 828:09]

45. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love [3:04] [time remaining 825:05]

46. Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere [3:42] [time remaining 821:23]

47. James – Laid [2:38] [time remaining 818:45]

48. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough [3:43] [time remaining 815:02]

49. Busy P – Chop Suey [3:03] [time remaining 811:59]

50. Plastic Operator – Folder [4:13] [time remaining 807:46]

51. Imogen Heap – Hide And Seek [4:31] [time remaining 803:15]

52. The Clik Clik – Did You Wrong [3:37] [time remaining 799:43]

53. Patrick Wolf – Overture [4:41] [time remaining 795:02]

54. Au Revoir Simone – Where You Go [2:44] [time remaining 792:18]

55. Elastica – Vaseline [1:24] [time remaining 790:54]

56. Blur – There’s No Other Way [3:24] [time remaining 787:30]

57. The Kills – Cat Claw [3:33] [time remaining 783:57]

58. The Long Blondes – Once And Never Again [3:00] [time remaining 780:57]

59. Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar [4:20] [time remaining 776:37]

60. The Distillers – Gypsy Rose Lee [3:54] [time remaining 772:43]

61. The Shins – Turn On Me [3:42] [time remaining 769:01]

62. Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own [3.05] [time remaining 765:56]

63. Dancehall Crashers – Cricket [3:39] [time remaining 762:51]

64. Placebo – Teenage Angst [2:42] [time remaining 760:09]

65. Theoretical Girl – Another Fight [3:47] [time remaining 756:22]

66. The Bicycles – I Know We Have To Be Apart [2:41] [time remaining 753:41]

67. Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana [4:41][time remaining 749.00]

68. Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer – Argh, I’m A Pirate [1:54] [time remaining 747:06]

69. Ash – Walking Barefoot [4:13] [time remaining 742:53]

70. Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe [3:19] [time remaining 739:34]

71. The xx – VCR [2:57] [time remaining 736:37]

72. Pony Up! – Marlon Brando’s Laundromat [3:48] [time remaining 732:49]

73. Prince – Raspberry Beret [3:33] [time remaining 729.16]

74. Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes [4:08] [time remaining 725:08]

75. The Primitives – Crash [3:14] [time remaining 721:54]

76. Cut Copy – Rendezvous [5:18] [time remaining 716:36]

77. Cut Copy – Future [5:12] [time remaining 711:24]

78. Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire [4:53] [time remaining 707:31]

79. The Velvet Teen – Radiapathy [2:32] [time remaining 704.59]

80. Sleater-Kinney – Good Things [3:10] [time remaining 701:49]

81. Frightened Rabbit – Heads Roll Off [3:44] [time remaining 698:05]

82. Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man [4:07] [time remaining 693:58]

83. Passion Pit – Little Secrets [3:57] [time remaining 690:01]

84. American Football – The Summer Ends [4:46] [time remaining 685:15]

85. Chicane – No Ordinary Morning [5:10] [time remaining 680.05]

86. Frightened Rabbit – My Backwards Walk (Live Version) [3:23] [time remaining 676.42]

87. Sia – Breathe Me [4:35] [time remaining 672:07]

88. The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home [6:14] [time remaining 665:53]

89. Counting Crows – Colorblind [3:25] [time remaining 662:28]

90. Florence + The Machine – Hurricane Drunk [3:13] [time remaining 659:15]

91. Bon Iver – Skinny Love [3:59] [time remaining 655:16]

92. Ben Folds Five – Kate [3:14] [time remaining 652:02]

93. The Organ – No One Has Ever Looked So Dead [1:57] [time remaining 650:05]

94. R.E.M – Nightswimming [4:18] [time remaining 645:47]

95. Ane Brun – True Colors [2:21] [time remaining 643:26]

96. Bloc Party – Song For Clay (Disappear Here) [4:50] [time remaining 638:36]

97. Jimmy Eat World – For Me This Is Heaven [4:04] [time remaining 634:32]

98. Tegan and Sara – The Con [3:29] [time remaining 631:03]

99. Bat For Lashes – The Wizard [4:14] [time remaining 626:49]

100. The Streets – Blinded By The Lights [4:46] [time remaining 622:03]

101. Billie Myers – Kiss The Rain [4:30] [time remaining 617:33]

102. Goo Goo Dolls – Slide [3:33] [time remaining 614:00]

103. ELO – Mr Blue Sky [5:02] [time remaining 608:58]

104. Bruce Springsteen – The River [5:01] [time remaining 603:57]

105. Starship – Nothing Is Gonna Stop Us [4:25] [time remaining 599:32]

106. Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun [3:32] [time remaining 596:00]

107. John Mayer – Your Body Is A Wonderland [4:08] [time remaining 592:52]

108. Snow Patrol – How To Be Dead [3:24] [time remaining 589:28]

109. Metric – Monster Hospital [3:31] [time remaining 586:57]

110. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Crimson and Clover [3:17] [time remaining 583:40]

111. The Organ – Brother [4:01] [time remaining 579:39]

112. Hot Chip – We’re Looking For A Lot Of Love [4:42] [time remaining 575:57]

113. Kathleen Hanna – I Wish I Was Him [3:01] [time remaning 572:54]

114. Frankmusik – Done Done [3:43] [time remaining 569:11]

115. Jimmy Eat World – Hear You Me [4:45] [time remaining 564:26]

116. Passenger – Walk You Home [3:42] [time remaining 560:44]

117. The Moldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You [2:59] [time remaining 557.45]

118. The La’s – There She Goes [2:42] [time remaining 555:03]

119. The Cure – Pictures of you [4:48] [time remaining 550:15]

120. Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs [4:49] [time remaining 545:26]

121. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al [4:37] [time remaining 540:49]

122. Crowded House – Don’t dream its over [3:55] [time remaining 536:54]

123. Rise Against – Swing Life Away [3:20] [time remaining 532:34]

124. The Used – The Taste Of Ink [3:29] [time remaining 529:05]

125. Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without the ‘E’ [3:32] [time reamining 525:33]

126. New Found Glory – Hit Or Miss [3:23] [time remaining 522:10]

127. Saves The Day – At Your Funeral [3:10] [time remaining 519:00]

128. The Ataris – I.O.U One Galaxy [2:00] [time remaining 517:00]

129. Finch – Letters to you [3:20] [time remaining 513:40]

130. Brand New – Sic Transit Gloria…Glory Fades [3:09] [time remaining 510:31]

131. Alkaline Trio – I’m Dying Tomorrow [2:19] [time remaining 508:12]

132. Funeral For A Friend – Juneau [3:38] [time remaining 504:34]

133. Coheed and Cambria – A Favor House Atlantic [3:55] [time remaining 500:39]

134. Basement Jaxx – Romeo [3:26] [time remaining 497:13]

135. Lily Allen – I Could Say [4:03] [time remaining 493:10]

136. Fleetwood Mac – Songbird [3:21] [time remaining 489:49]

137. The Temptations – My Girl [2:43] [time remaining 487:06]

138. UB40 – The Way You Do The Things You Do [3:02] [time remaning 484:04]

139. Frightened Rabbit – Fun Stuff [3:30] [time remaining 480:34]

140. Martin Solveig Feat. Dragonette – Hello (Single Edit) [4:41] [time remaining 475:53]

141. Delays – Valentine [4:52] [time remaining 471:01]

142. Say Anything – Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too [3:01] [time remaining 468:00]

143. Sugababes – About You Now [3:33] [time remaining 464:27]

144. Tim Berg – Seek Bromance (Axwell Bootleg) [8:17] [time remaining 456:10]

145. Green Day – Good Riddance (Time of your life) [2:35] [time remaining 453:35]

146. Oasis – Live Forever [4:37] [time remaining 448:58]

147. C.S.S – Lets Make Love and Listen Death From Above [3:30] [time remaining 445:28]

148. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark [3:09] [time remaining 441:19]

149. Bon Iver – The Wolves (Act I & II) [5:22] [time remaining 435:57]

150. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River [4:48] [time remaining 431:09]

151. Diana King – Shy Guy [4:19] [time remaining 426:50]

152. Mariah Carey – Always Be My Baby [4:18] [Time remaining 422:32]

153. Lionel Richie – My Destiny [3:41] [time remaining 418:51]

Read Part 39 – Published on October 24th 2012

tbc…..

24 thoughts on “1000 MINS

  1. […] I’m proud we’ve made it to ten weeks of doing this.  The project has spawned at least one fan that we know of, and maybe it’s made you think a bit about the importance of the music in your life.  Or maybe […]

  2. Sam A Muze says:

    This is such a cool idea.. gunna definitely give it a try.. but isnt it just a bit of a time waster for bloggers who obviously dont have much to do with there day… I have never enough computer time to either keep up with my fave blogs.. read the new ones listen to the new tuneage that I love so much and make my podcasts… let alone seeing my mates; going to partys; catching up with the family. How do you do it?? Do you just not have a job and sit around in ur floral PJ’s in front of your screen all day???

  3. lohands says:

    Haha, your comment made me laugh…

    I wish i sat at home all day in floral pjs, i do have a job and a life, but you’ll notice that I only post a 1000 minutes post about once a month or every 2-3 weeks. If I’d completed it all in 1 week, I think your idea would be more accurate…

    • Sam A Muze says:

      YEAH it has to be more realistic to make this a life goal… every 2-3 weeks not every day….but having quit my job this morning (Horrible chef and horrible hours -making me too stressed) I am now in my superman boxers and wife beater, on my netbook wasting my morning on bloging and listening to tunes, maybe I can do it in a week.. just have to avoid getting a job =D

      aaahhh I wish life could be this easy… sadly I have to get my arse in gear and go back to central for interviews this afternoon…. it just never seems to stop does it??

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