That’s a Wrap

I look forward to this time of the year – Wrap Time. It is the occasion when my main streaming service gathers together a profile of my listening habits from the prior year – in this case, 2023.

It is a long enough time that I don’t consciously impact the results. It was a surprise that The Tedeschi Trucks Band featured as prominently as they did. Many years ago, I saw Susan Tedeschi, an unknown to me at the time, at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. She was accompanied by Derek Trucks. The two married, and thus the thus the name of their joint group

I’ll share some of the highlights, followed by my B.O.A.T. (bit of a think) moment towards the end.

Of the 63 different genres of music that I listened to, my top 5 were:

  1. Folk
  2. Canadian Singer-Songwriter
  3. New Americans
  4. Stop and Holler
  5. Modern Blues

I’m sure that tells you a bit about me, but I’m not sure what!

A trip to Missoula, USA, hopefully, is in my future. It is a growing town of about 75,000, where folks are most likely to listen to the same artists as I enjoy. Who knew!

I listened to 2,551 different songs, playing many more than once. My top 5 were:

  1. And It’s Still Alright (Nathaniel Rateliff)
  2. Hear Me (Tedeschi Trucks Band)
  3. You Got the Silver (Susan Tedeschi)
  4. Long as I Can See The Light (Ted Hawkins)
  5. Angel from Montgomery (Buddy Miller, Brandi Carlile and more)

I spent 17,131 minutes, or about 11 days, as time well wasted. That put me in the top 22%.  I’m not sure if that’s good or bad!

I listened to 1,451 different artists. My top 5 were:

  1. Gordon Lightfoot
  2. Tedeschi Trucks Band
  3. Earth Wind & Fire
  4. Richard Wagner
  5. Julian Taylor

Here’s what Spotify might be sharing about me with oh so many businesses! Spotify assigned the label of ‘Vampire’ as I embrace a little darkness; emotional and atmospheric music.

Please give this a bit of a think. If you stream music and you received a wrap for 2023, what did you learn or confirm about yourself? Much of my listening is secondary to doing something else, such as driving, cooking, or baking. Often, wine is involved, but obviously not when driving before or during.

If music isn’t a favourite activity, think about what might be an equivalent activity, such as movies, books, crosswords, and baking.

I’m curious about your thoughts. Please share your bit of a think in the comment section below. It will come to me for approval before posting.

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