A few weeks ago i started a mini project.
Rip my CD collection to a hard drive and make a back up
This is what i’ve learned.
- Too many CDs – Yeap, a few hundred cds and most of them i rarely listen to anymore. Impulse buys or change in taste? Probably a little bit of both.
- Not enough CDs – It’s basically lesson No.1 but turned on its head. I listened to some albums far too many times mostly because i didn’t have that much choice in the first place.
- What was i thinking?!– Bon Jovi? Ace of Base? Boyz 2 Men? Hanging my head in shame….
- Stuck in time – Around 70% of my CDs were bought between the ages of 15 to 25. I can’t really explain it to be honest. I think music lost some of its importance in my life after the teenage years. I also stopped exploring new music genres and artists. My music frontier was set at bands like REM and U2 for far too long.
- Empty cases and CDs M.I.A – I am missing Disc 1 of U2 – The Best of 1980-1990. Savvorama by Dionysis Savvopoulos is missing both cds!
Also i am missing KT Tunstall cd. But WHO IS KT TUNSTALL???!
- The Unremarkable Ones– Quite a few of these albums i even forgot i owned. Not only that but i can’t even remember the music. It’s as if i never listened to them.
- Albums i associate with books
- Movie Soundtracks are shite– They sound a LOT better in the movie with some exceptions.
- Expand – I want to expand my music knowledge and tastes.
- Ripping CDs to a hard drive is boring, obsolete and so 20th century