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10th January 2013

A Music project @ 16:32

It's probably not going to be of interest to most readers of this now low traffic blog but I couldn't think of anywhere else to put it for now. I might CP to stegzy.com. Haven't entirely decided.

Anyway, the project. Over the years I have accrued over 182Gb of music. A great deal of which I have not listened to, mostly because of protests from people in the same room but also because it would take me 92.7 solid 24 hour days to listen to the entire lot (figures accurate). So, towards the end of last year I thought I would listen to each album in its entirety and post a small review of what I have listened to.

Like I said, probably of no interest to most readers of this journal. But still maybe of some interest to a few.

So far I have listened to 9 albums from various ends of the music spectra so it makes sense that I start my reviews now, so I don't end up with gout in the hand or something.

Oh yes. One more thing. I will be listening to the albums alphabetically. Buckle up. It's a long ride.
 
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From:venta
Date:10th January 2013 16:51 (UTC)
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Excellent, I shall be reading with interest!

The boyfriend did a similar thing with his music collection a while back (he took a handful of CDs to work every day, listened to them, and ripped them). I think it took him a couple of years to work his way through everything.

Having discovered an album I was completely unaware of on my own shelves at the weekend, I should probably do the same. And also with the ripping - my systematic re-ripping project (following the Great HD Death) floundered somewhere around C, I think.
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From:stegzy
Date:10th January 2013 16:59 (UTC)
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I boxed all my CDs up a while back with the intent to flog them to Music Magpie. I can't remember the last time I bought a CD for myself. I am a naughty boy really. I used to have bookcases crammed with all my CDs alphabetically but when I moved to Leamington Spa, space was a premium so ripping and storing was the most sensible idea. However, it was the tagging that nearly did for me as I have a large selection of obscure European stuff and, in the beginning, many tagging databases lacked the information I wanted in my MP3 Tags.

I'm fairly confident now that I have all my MP3s backed up to numerous places but I did have a scary moment last year when my 1TB HDD decided to corrupt itself. Fortunately after a bit of sneaky jiggery pokery I managed to rescue all of it. Since then I made sure every computer I use has at least 200Gb of space for all my music.
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From:stainsteelrat
Date:10th January 2013 17:16 (UTC)
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You have a high traffic blog?! Are their new posts on Stezy.com?! So many questions...

I love the project though, and will be reading.

And based on your nobody-says-anything-when-I-don't-post-so-isn't-the-Internet-awful-for-friends post a few months back, I'll say yet again that I miss your posts :-)
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From:stegzy
Date:11th January 2013 08:17 (UTC)
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I did have a high traffic blog (this one). Back in the day I was averaging over 3000 hits per day. There are new "old" posts on stegzy.com as I am mostly working through the imported LJ content and tagging it, reposting funny old stuff when I come across it.

I miss posting. I just don't have the inspiration these days because of the numbness of work. But hopefully this project will prove to be fruitful.


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From:stegzy
Date:11th January 2013 08:18 (UTC)
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I don't think I even keep hard copies.

No.

Wait.

I do.

I still have all my Vinyl. :D
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From:hullabalo_o
Date:10th January 2013 18:05 (UTC)
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ooh! interesting I would like to do something like this but erm :\ yeah I have too much Music AND I wouldn't know what to say!
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From:fj_warren
Date:10th January 2013 20:24 (UTC)
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I agree with the too much music part but . . . . you wouldn't know what to say ...!!!! That's the bit I have to disagree with! :-D
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From:stegzy
Date:11th January 2013 08:19 (UTC)
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I have LOADS of music. Absolutely loads. I had to stop downloading because it was getting ridiculous.
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From:fj_warren
Date:10th January 2013 20:26 (UTC)
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I shall go away and hide while you do these posts. Da Sproglet lives away from home and the house is peaceful .... finally!
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From:stegzy
Date:11th January 2013 08:20 (UTC)
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Hiding is probably a good idea, but you might miss some good stuff....;-)
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From:stephmog
Date:11th January 2013 11:58 (UTC)
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I like it *nod*
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From:think4yrself
Date:11th January 2013 17:03 (UTC)
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Love it! Been thinking about doing something similar myself, actually.

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