The folks at eMusic have created an online quiz to test your Music Intelligence. I scored 123/180, which makes me, in their estimation, a “Mix-Tape Master:”
You are a music evangelist: the person in your network of friends who always has the coolest new song, the one whose iPod gets picked to DJ every party. You understand the art of the segue, how the key to the best mix-tape isn’t just the songs you pick, but how they interlock with each other. You also know who the up-and-coming acts are and are quick to recognise where their influences lie and whether they will make it big. You work hard at the pursuit of this knowledge, scouring music blogs, magazines and record stores. Most importantly, you are generous with your passion — and your friends should be very, very grateful. Still, it’s always good to get new inspiration for your latest mix.
Uh… okay. They’ve set the bar pretty high for me there. I guess I’ll have to put “something about music” on my list of upcoming blog posts. Kathy’s almost done with The Rest is Noise; maybe she has something to say.
(via a crank’s progress).