I have had my music collection stolen, in its entirety, on three separate occasions. Each time I’ve started from scratch, replacing some favorites, and buying other new music to extend the collection. I also, in my younger days, used to buy and trade music. I couldn’t begin to tell you how many albums I’ve owned, or how accurately my current music collection actually reflects my taste.
Which is where ipod has entered the picture. So far I’ve put about 500 of my 1000 cds onto the ipod, a total of 5895 tracks, and the thing that strikes me is how much of it I don’t know; how much I’ve bought and never listened to, or not listened to in a long time. It’s interesting listening, trying to work out whether I like that I’m hearing, whether I still want it, and trying to work out what’s missing.