Sunday, January 15, 2012

#27 - Music marathon

It's always nice to complete a goal a bit sooner than expected.  I had thought that with the sheer number of songs that I own that I would be working on this goal for another six months (at least) as I often listened to my favorites playlist rather than going through the next artist for this goal; however, a silver lining to having a really bad cold for a long time was that I spent a lot of time sitting on my couch listening to music because I didn't have the energy to do anything else.

This is a goal that I found on the first DayZero list that I ever saw.  I thought it was an interesting idea - I have some music that I purchased for a specific purpose that I never listen to (the ancient Greece CD comes to mind) and others that were the background soundtrack to previous periods in my life.  While I was listening, I also cleaned up my iTunes library - I took out about 300 songs that were duplicates, I truly didn't like, or hadn't transferred correctly when I first put the CD onto my computer.  My "count" for my personal iTunes collection is now around 4500 songs.  During this period, I also moved to a new home computer - word of advice, when you transfer your iTunes library, it doesn't save your ratings.  So, I had a prime opportunity to resort my priorities ... especially adding in those tunes that I had forgotten about until I listened to them yet again.  After a month, my current most-listened-to song is M79 by Vampire Weekend - there's something about that tune that just gives me an instant mental lift.

However, my musical tastes are all over the place - currently playing is The Very Thought of You by Etta James - from Celtic to classical and novelty to opera (which I prefer to be instrumental) with a lot of popular music from the 1920s to today.  I especially enjoy finding new artists to add to the collection, so I'd welcome hearing about anyone you think I should listen to.

1 comment:

  1. I REALLY have to start working on my list again! :)