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Authored by: Peganthyrus on Jul 24, '08 07:13:37PM

'being old' is a good start.

I have about 8500 tunes in iTunes. A large percentage of this is the CD collection I accumulated in the years between the introduction of the CD (I remember when vinyl wasn't a novelty!) and 2001 or so, when I started digitizing my stuff on my then-new dual-450 G4. I'm not sure how many CDs that was, as they all got trashed in Hurricane Katrina. Something like 3-400. And each of them was carefully picked out; I had very few CDs that I didn't actually like.

Add in stuff ripped from friends' collections, ripping a bunch from my boyfriends' CD collection when I moved in with them, the times someone says 'hey you might like this' and points me at a well-ripped album, and so on, and it's pretty easy for a collection to grow to that size. And I don't consider myself a collector or anything like that. It's just the result of about 25 years of casual, thoughtful music acquisition.

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