Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Abba to ZZ Top

And lots of stuff in between.

Today I have finished with everything through the letter N. Already done all Soundtracks, Classical, and Blues-Jazz-Soul.

I'm talking about getting the entire CD collection onto the iPod and Cube so we can have everything we have at our grubby little finger tips.
And to put the racks and racks and racks of CDs someplace else, someplace more hidden.

Not that I started with A and have only imported everything that follows.
At first it was, "let me put on a few things I haven't listened to in a while" and "gunnar, why don't you put these Country classics on for me" as well.
Then I needed to get a slightly larger hard drive as I was starting to run out of space on the old FiendPro system, then I decided to put everything onto the Apple Cube that I acquired sometime in the summer.
Then I needed to enlarge that system as well. Things fill up quick, especially when you're just grabbing things that are in boxes and/or laying around.

So with the finish of N and all the others that are already in there, we have-
* 15777 Songs for 44 days of listening pleasure and taking up 67.57 GB
* 65 Videos taking up 1.07 GB, not counting music videos, they're in the above section
* 137 Podcasts for 1.3 days of viewing/listening pleasure (Homestarrunner podcasts are there) taking up another 1.78 GB
* 41 Episodes of RvB, for 2.8 hours of Sarge yelling at the boys taking up 821.6 MB


Couple interesting things you learn/figure out when going through that many albums and such-
* Not all the listings from cddb are correct or done the same way. Sometimes you have () sometimes []. The titles vary between double discs a lot. Live albums sometimes list the songs as (live) sometimes not, etc.
* Under half the time you don't get album art, or it's the wrong one, but this leads to goodness...
* Whilst looking for album art, correct year, genre and all that, you usually can or will learn some new or different things about the artist and/or album.
It's educational and entertaining!
First off I got to and start searching for the artist. Read some, remember why I liked them in the first place, learn something new, follow some links. Then off to the discography and hopefully get the album art, more info, more links, and more fun.
If I can't find it there I resort to Not as much helpful info, but they usually have a couple different versions of album art and they do list a lot more obscure albums and bands.

Everyone loves helping and eating Birthday Cake (Cheeto's), especially with music from Flour! The album is Flour and LUV 713. Betsy was born on July 13th, er... sometime ago...

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