The Oldest MP3 on my Machine?

Is from 1998-4-11. It’s a copy of Wong Fei Hung’s theme from Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China. Based on the folk song, On the General’s Orders, and used in hundreds of it’s instantly recognizable to fans of Hong Kong cinema.

That’s not the first MP3 I ever downloaded, however. That honor goes to a live version of Tool’s Aenima which I’ve long since deleted. It’s stunning to think that song is well over ten years old at this point, but it is. What a lovely, hate filled ode to Los Angeles that is.

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