Too much music!


I’m on iTunes overload, I currently have 464.74 days of music available in my iTunes. I’d estimate that 40% of that is music I’d almost certainly never want to listen to….. but I can’t delete it, there’s something wrong about getting rid of an album you don’t like – music, even the bad stuff, is immortal. For example, you spend a few years ripping your CD collection to iTunes and you’ll eventually find the “Development of Western Music” CDs or a CD containing lectures from a ten year old Physics class, I decided long ago that I wasn’t going to selectively rip my music. Then take the various music I’ve purchased for Josie in the last two years.

What this means is that when I run iTunes is mix mode, there is always a chance that I’ll transition from Elliot Smith to Beethoven to a lecture about Quantum physics to The Police to the earliest-known occurence of polyphony in medieval France. I’m going to have to live with this until iTunes adds some better library organization features (something I’m surprised they don’t have already….).

One thing I’ve found lately is that in the midst of all of this choice, the band Pavement never disappoints.

447 days of music, let’s see…. I have 4 hours a day at work to zone out to music, the rest of the time is spent on the phone….I work 5 days a week. That’s 43 days of passive music listening per year. It’d take me ten years of religious iTunes use to get through the whole collection. I better get back to work.