Friday, October 9, 2009

short stack

I don't know where to start, so I'm just going to pull cds off the shelves and see what happens. I'm going to organize things alphabetically, because I am unoriginal and because that's the easiest way for me to find things when I'm looking for them. Before we get going, I'd also like to mention that iTunes hates me and did some bad things to me and that is why it may seem like I haven't purchased any albums released after 2005.

Welcome to the beginning of Sub-Project: Music:


additional storage 

Because I don't currently have an MP3 player, and because I'm thinking about moving the whole stereo set-up into the blue room, I'm only going to rip a few things (like this backup copy of Cat Power's The Greatest that I just found!) and concentrate on organizing the entire collection in real life.

A problem I always encounter when I embark upon this kind of thing is: how do I best organize the digi-packs, slimline cases, and paper jackets? They are difficult to skim, since I often can't read the spines. Yet, several great albums have such packaging, like Thom Yorke's Eraser or Cordial's Charmed. But I can't think about that yet. First, I have to get everything into one big pile...

pile of yeah

Quick survey: does everyone out there have a copy of the Just Say Yo compilation, featuring Morrissey, Throwing Muses, James, etc? I always see this in used cd shops (when I frequented such establishments, back when they still existed) and on the shelves of friends. How about you?

And speaking of compilations, I am missing one or possibly two discs of the Rhino Records Poptopia series. I know for a fact that I lent the 90's disk to stupid Kevin Dooley, but the 80's one also appears to be missing. If you own this (completely awesome) three-cd set, I'd love to trade you something for copies of the volumes I'm missing.

 Now that I've got this big pile, I think the next step will be to go through the stacks of burned discs and the aforementioned slimline cases and etc. But that's for another day.

[Don't forget, I may be away from the internet for a day or two... see you when I get back!]


Patrick said...

There doesn't seem to be a lot of bands or artists that both of us listen to. For example, I don't think I've listen to anyone you've mention here. It's very possible one of us has bad taste in music, and I fear it might be me.

On a separate note, this comment's word verification thing is "mazinest". I don't know what it would mean, but this needs to be made an official word with all haste!

Snatchattractor said...

haha yeah i hate it when stuff doesn't fit right!

No Mommy Brain said...

wow - looking at these pictures reminds me of when i came to your house so you, me and jim could study for biology. you asked me, the most unmusical of the bunch, to choose a cd. as if that wasn't hard enough, the perfectly organized (and alphabetized!) bookshelf of cds totally took my breath away. i don't think i had ever seen anything so neat and orderly in my life! i was more than impressed. and still am.

Amy said...

did you get that mp3 player on the smae day or did it show up later?

jen scaffidi said...

Definitely later. And I still haven't figured out how to use it.