Getting an iPod sent me on a frenzy of music-buying. I got the iPod Christmas last year, and I think I’ve bought more music in the intervening year than in the three years prior. With the portability and convenience of the iPod, I listen to music more. And I like that.
That said, my CD collection had far outstripped the system I had for displaying an organizing it — not too surprising since that system was one CD display purchased for me in high school. Mid high school.
So I bought a new CD organizer, and just spent a happy hour moving stuff around and reorganizing.
How the heck did I get that much opera? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE listening to opera. But recorded opera is like remembering an vacation… it’s nice, but it’s so far away from the real thing as to be a different creature. I very rarely seek opera out to listen to, as much as I love it in the flesh. For one thing, opera is often really bad background music. For another, I just don’t like it that well in recording.
I’ve made some good music purchases this year.
I keep listening to one kind of music, and keep buying another. I should buy more of the music I find myself going back to again and again.