# Guess what I'm listening to

I invite you to find the song I listened
to my nerd eye, the title glistened.

The author if to find you crave,
surely they are not a slave;
footwear for a trip to cave,
many things in that you save.

Trying to find the song's upsetting,
'cause it's just a bunch of settings:

Remember the high times you were racing
It's in my do's to be high but not to be dumb, or I'll lose my head
Emma I love you 386 times
Best is 30
Give me a bunch of nothing, and then nothing


Okay, enough for now! I had to use internet help to make this list anyway.

Disclaimer: This is crazy. The way I chose to describe the song is actually a whole another album. Anyway, I'll count it correct either way.

Very slight tip:

Finding the author(artist) is much easier than finding the song itself

Tip:

The kind of knowledge needed is computers, old school stuff (around '80s-'90s I guess)

Strong tip:

Each of the lines of the 2nd stanza except the first describe one word from the artist's name

• If the answer is an actual song rather than something more abstract, I think this needs the knowledge tag. – Earlien Jul 15 '20 at 23:32

The artist you're listening to is:

MASTER BOOT RECORD (MBR), a 'synth metal project with chiptune and classical influences' (according to synthwave.fandom.com). This artist has a reputation for concealing puzzles and secret messages in his work, making them an appropriate choice for this puzzle!

You can derive the name from the second stanza:

The author if to find you crave,
surely they are not a slave; = MASTER
footwear for a trip to cave, = BOOT
many things in that you save. = RECORD

The lines in the fourth stanza provide clues towards specific songs by this artist:

Remember the high times you were racing
DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
(reMEMber, 'hi'='high')

It's in my do's to be high but not to be dumb, or I'll lose my head
DOS=HIGH, UMB
('do's', 'high', '(d)UMB' losing its head)

Emma I love you 386 times
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE
('Emm'='Emma', '386')

Best is 30
FILES=666
(Going over '30' in the FILES= statement may decrease the computer's performance - 30 is found to work the best...)

Give me a bunch of nothing, and then nothing
DBLSPACE.EXE
('double space')

Four of these songs appear on the same EP by this artist:

'C:>EDIT CONFIG.SYS' (the exception is DBLSPACE.EXE, which appears on 'Floppy Disk Overdrive')

As a result, I suspect that the song you are listening to is (by word association):

CONFIG.SYS, currently the artist's most-played song on Spotify. This title would certainly 'glisten' to your 'nerd eye' (stanza 1), as this takes its name from the primary configuration file for the DOS operating system, and as a result could be described as 'just a bunch of settings', as in stanza 3 of the puzzle.

• You are correct, excellent! I love this music. – George Menoutis Jul 21 '20 at 6:21