In an effort to slowly "purge" before we move - a date has not been set but 2011 may be the year to buy - I set aside a couple hours this past weekend to rid myself of the hundreds of CD cases that were taking up room in my closet.
At my old apartment, I had all of my CDs in a tower unit that didn't make the cut in the new place. I was convinced I'd come up with a new way of storing them - either using a "back of closet door" elfa system like my sister has or maybe making room on some bookshelves for the stacks. The idea never came so for a year and a half they have been piled up in our guest room closet, making two of my storage bins helpless to other uses.
However, I had to face facts. Most of my music was already digitized - on the computer so in turn it was on my iPod. And I haven't bought a new CD in over a year. Okay, guess its time to de-case.
My music definitely dates me - a slew of mid-90s soundtracks from Clueless to Empire Records to Honeymoon in Vegas. I definitely went through a soundtrack phase, I think they make up a third of my collection! I can also tell what years I was in the Columbia House or BMG music clubs. Quite a few random discs that must have been that tenth or twelfth free one you just settle for to place the initial order. PS. At one time I was in BMG, Columbia House and Columbia House VHS club. That is A LOT of mid-90s pop culture! Speaking of, is anyone looking to buy VHS tapes? I've got a binful!