As the winter solstice nears - along with the associated holiday merriment and joy - the time comes to pick up a meme that's been circulating via Alex Ross, Kyle Gann and the folks at Sequenza21 (just to name a few of the "infected").
The questionnaire known as the Meme of 4:
Four jobs you've had in your life: night janitor, computer programmer, piano accompanist, and audio engineer.
Four movies you could watch over and over: Wonderboys, Brazil, Dr. Strangelove, and The Sweet and Lowdown.
Four places you've lived: Boulder, Colorado - Downsview, Ontario, Canada - Trenton, New Jersey (ick) - Seattle, Washington.
Four TV shows you love to watch: The Office, The Daily Show, My Name is Earl and pretty much any Major League Baseball game.
Four places you've been on vacation: New Music America in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California - Spring Training in Phoenix, Arizona - studying West African Drumming with Obo Addy at Canon Beach, Oregon.
Four websites you visit daily: Bloglines, Baseball Musings, The Well-Tempered Blog, The Jesus' General.
Four of your favorite foods: Copper River salmon, jambalaya, Spanish omelet and oatmeal raisin cookies.
Four places you'd rather be: Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York - Downtown Music Gallery in New York, New York - The Tonic in New York, New York - The Stone in New York, New York.
And just to add four 4's in HurdAudio flavor:
Four favorite pitchers in baseball history: Christy Mathewson (pictured above), Burleigh Grimes (the last of the legal spitball pitchers), Satchel Paige (possibly the greatest ever) and Sandy Koufax.
Four CDs currently in heavy rotation: Bow River Falls by Dave Douglas, A Short History of Vodka by Elliott Sharp/Ronny Someck, Toulon Days by Mario Pavone and Unspeakable by Bill Frisell.
Four favorite pitchers currently active: Freddy Garcia, Francisco Rodriguez, Dontrelle Willis and Jamie Moyer.
Four reasons to wake up every morning: humor, love, music and baseball.