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Old 01-09-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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Normal Owning TooMuchMusic Is Bad...

Back in college, I used to own a crappy boom box with probably 30 CDs. I'd listen to most of them from first track to last. I have never been the kind of person to listen to one song over and over. When I buy a CD, the album as a whole has to rock. And when I listened to an album, I would listen to it from beginning to end over and over. By then, I knew every track for every song.

By my third year in college, my CD collection racked up to a little over 100, and I was living in a 10'x10' rental room. I always hated the mainstream radio format, and I got sick of listening to the same artist for an hour. I wanted variety, but I didn't want to insert and take out CDs after every song played. So I got a part-time job and spent my first paycheck on a 50 CD jukeboxminihometheatresystemwithDolbyProLogic.

Dolby ProLogic is good for me, because I could turn it up pretty loud on a spaced-out level, and it won't go through the walls to annoy my neighbors. That, and my ears hurted a lot less.

I was listening to music every minute of the day. Whenever I was in my room. Whatever I was doing.

Now I think I own too much music, 500+ CDs catalogued in my computer database, excluding CD-Rs. The reason I say this, is that I don't listen through my new CDs as much. It's not that I'm not discrete in my CD buying selection. It's that when I put my new CD in my jukebox and listen through a few times during the week, and then the next week I'm playing music on my jukebox as usual ON SHUFFLE... I don't recognize most of the new songs, because I don't listen to one album over and over as I used to.... I can't always recognize the artist, I don't know what these songs are called, I don't even know what track the song's on or which album is playing...

Too Much Music Is Bad.

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Old 01-09-2004, 03:18 PM   #2
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I hear ya, im cutting back on buying new music.....

yeah right!

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Old 01-09-2004, 03:27 PM   #3
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Didn't Confucious say "It's better to read 1 book 1,000 times, than to read 1,000 books once"

I'm kinda in the mindset of getting deeper into what I already love.
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Old 01-09-2004, 03:38 PM   #4
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heh, i usually read books once...
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As Bob Dylan once remarked to a concert-goer. "I don't believe you, you're a liar!"
You can never own too many CD's.

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Too much is not enough.
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Originally posted by MrBrau1

I'm kinda in the mindset of getting deeper into what I already love.

i wholeheartedly agree.
i own well over 1,500 cds, and while that sometimes makes it difficult to choose one to listen to, i look forward to expanding it over time.
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I kind of feel that way lately, too...

I still want over 150+ cds to add to my collection, but most of them are albums I loved as a kid/teenager that my dad had.
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One of my uncles suffers from this problem, but on a ginormous scale. He is in his 40s and never had children, so all of his spare money goes to music. First he collected LPs, and he has thousands of them. I once helped him add some new additions to his catalog of LPs, and it was a spiral binder with about 200 single-spaced typed pages in it.

Finally he switched over to the CD format. If I go to his house, the brick area in front of his fireplace has hundreds of CDs on it. They're all stacked about 30 CDs high, five or six rows deep, and these are just his newest purchases. I might look through a few of them, and if I mention "Oh, this one is good!" a year later he still hasn't opened it. If you ask him "Do you have so and so?" his answer is probably, but he doesn't even know.

Some days I look at his albums and just drool. Other days, I am grateful that I can at least name one song on every album I own. I guess the moral of the story is...all things in moderation.
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That's strange, Mofo, because my situation is very similar to yours. My music collection has grown tremendously over the past few years, ever since I realized how much money I could save by buying over the Internet and shopping at used music stores. Sometimes I think to myself, "Why am I buying more CDs? There aren't enough hours in the day to listen to the ones I already have!" But I keep buying them anyway. I'm a hopeless addict.
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Originally posted by Bono's shades
"Why am I buying more CDs? There aren't enough hours in the day to listen to the ones I already have!" But I keep buying them anyway. I'm a hopeless addict.
That's exactly what I was thinking the other day yet I carry on buying them!
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yes, that situation is awkward. i'm just happy i'm a damned thief and i don't pay for most of my music.
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I have 224 cd's I counted them last night

I have not bought a new cd in a long time I can't afford them nowadays
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Old 01-12-2004, 12:01 PM   #14
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i've got too much music, i don't have enough music. yeah it does make it hard to chose what to listen to, and i've only got about a 1/3 of what heads has...but i'm the kind of person who will listen to an album a million times when they get it, it will go on the shelf for a few months, and then i'll suddenly feel like listening to it again...cycles, sort of....

the only real problem other than the obvious financial one, is that i keep leaving cds places.
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Too much music is not bad.
I'm a mother and I know about these things.
Bad things: lying to your mother, war and mean people
Go buy some music!

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