As you may or may not know I have been doing ANOTHER blog project, this time an MP3 blog over on tumblr: It Took Seconds.

The idea behind ITS is very simple – it’s a countdown: every day I post a song one second shorter than the day before. I started at the decadent stretch of 365 seconds and will gradually pare the tracks down to one second (the actual MP3 might be longer as I think there might be issues with files that short). There’s an informal one-track-per-artist rule too, and I usually have an ‘answer box’ where people can suggest their own favourites at each length.

I write stuff about the tracks too, but usually not very much. Anyway, here is an index of the first 35 entries: my blog design is intentionally very simple so I’ll be putting these indices here. You can still hear all the tracks at the links below.

6’05”: Model 500 – “Night Drive (Time, Space, Transmat)”
6’04”: Fun Boy Three – “Our Lips Are Sealed (12″)”
6’03”: Tim Buckley – “Buzzin’ Fly”
6’02”: Blur – “For Tomorrow”
6’01”: Harry Thumann – “Underwater”
6’00”: Boogie Boys – “A Fly Girl”
5’59”: Philip Glass – “Floe”
5’58”: Bob Dylan – “Ballad Of A Thin Man”
5’57”: The Beta Band – “Won”
5’56”: Eon – “Spice”
5’55”: Fairport Convention – “I’ll Keep It With Mine”
5’54”: Raymond Scott – “Nursery Rhyme”
5’53”: XTC – “River Of Orchids”
5’52”: Boney M – “Rasputin”
5’51”: Jean Pay Ramazani – “Keteke”
5’50”: Sex Boots Dread – “Tickle Tune”
5’49”: MFSB – “TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)”
5’48”: Mojave 3 – “Love Songs On The Radio”
5’47”: CJ Bolland – “Horsepower”
5’46”: The Fall – “Guest Informant”
5’45”: Rotary Connection – “I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun”
5’44”: Samantha Fox – “(Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But The Pants Stay On”
5’43”: DJ NG ft Katy B & Versatile – “Tell Me”
5’42”: Neneh Cherry – “Buffalo Stance”
5’41”: The Triffids – “New Years Greetings”
5’40”: Neil Young – “Thrasher”
5’39”: Barry Adamson – “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis”
5’38”: Simple Minds – “New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)”
5’37”: Monty D & D-Skys ft Stompy – “Electric Dreams”
5’36”: SWV – “Right Here/Human Nature”
5’35”: Saint Etienne – “Filthy”
5’34”: My Bloody Valentine – “I Only Said”
5’33”: Bam Bam – “Where’s Your Child”
5’32”: The Spike Drivers – “Strange Mysterious Sounds”
5’31”: A Guy Called Gerald – “Finley’s Rainbow”