1.13.2008

Time suck

Hey, it's been awhile. Again.

Well, here's the thing. I finally decided I needed to bulk up my iTunes, and the only way to properly do that was to get an external hardrive. So, thanks to a sale (thanks, Target!) and a gift card (thanks, Mom!) I was able to pick up this 500 GB beast for around 80 bucks. I've dubbed it "HAL" due to its creepy resemblance to the 2001: A Space Odyssey computer and its brain that might be too big for its own good.

That was the easy part. Now comes the process of copying as many tunes as I can into this thing without having it explode. First, it was the 6,000 songs from my iPod. Next, the 2,000+ songs I've had scattered on other computers across this great state. And now, at last, I've begun to copy songs from CDs I've loved over the past, oh, 15 years or so, most of which I haven't heard in a few years. So, yeah, it's taking awhile.

At the time of this writing I've copied around 8,309 songs (21.7 days of music). The drive can supposedly hold up to 125,000 songs – so technically I've barely made a dent. While it's a lot of fun to revisit some bands I haven't heard in forever (Sunny Day Real Estate, Massive Attack, Jurassic 5, Built To Spill, The Flaming Lips), I'd be the first to admit that this project has been more work than I imagined. I'm cutting myself off at the 10,000-song mark and then I'll begin the lengthy process of rejoining society. See you then!

4 comments:

Bryce said...

I have gone through the same pain you are going through right now about 2 years ago. You would think that copying 400 CD's or so would not take that much time. I think it took me close to a month to get it all done with the other time wasters in my life (sleep, work, etc.). Good luck.

Ronson said...

Bryce!

Yeah, I remember you telling me about how you did that and now that I'm doing something similar, I'm even more impressed. I think I made it up to about 8,800 songs, before getting bored.

There are a few things I still need to add, but I think it's going to be a much more gradual process from this point on...

ann said...

Glad I could help in your most recent venture Ronson; but sounds like you need a break.....like sleep, work, Kari, etc......

Ronson said...

Yeah, I can finally relax now -- I figured after 9,100 songs I could at least wait a little bit before I start up again...