by Nathan Hamm on 5/25/2005 · 3 comments

Feel entirely free to skip this absolutely, in no way whatsoever, Central Asia-related post. I do have other interests that I devote time to as well, and it has been requested that I discuss one in blog form.

Total volume of music files on my computer: 11 if the neighbors don’t complain*

What? Not that kind of volume? I don’t know, 35 GB-ish I think.

The last CD I bought was: Atmosphere, Seven’s Travels

Song playing right now: None because my employers have determined that me hearing the cacophony they generate is better for productivity than music would be. Last thing I listened to was “Modern Man’s Hustle” off of God Loves Ugly

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): (and only reflecting what I can think of right now…)

  1. “Gouge Away” from the Pixies’ must-have Doolittle
  2. “All Her Favorite Fruit” from the equally indispensable Key Lime Pie by Camper Van Beethoven
  3. The first 3:06 of Frank Black’s Teenager of the Year–technically two songs, but there’s hardly a pause and they rock my socks off
  4. “If My Heart Was A Car” off of the Old 97’s album, Hitchhike to Rhome
  5. “I’ve Been Tired” off of Come on Pilgrim. Not the best song off the album, but the most fun.

I pass the baton to: All three guys on the Coming Anarchy crew. This is their first assignment for when their site finally comes back to life.

*As far as I’m concerned, it is an ironclad law that when the topic of volume comes up in music discussions, a joke about “11” must be attempted no matter how weak it is.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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Younghusband May 25, 2005 at 8:08 pm
Curzon May 26, 2005 at 3:40 am


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