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Ah... any time I feel guilty, like I have too many tiny things, I look at Re-ment Addicts on Flickr and think "These are my people. And they are awesome people. I do not have too many tiny things, I have an appropriate amount!"

On the other hand (of cleaning), I wish it were morally okay to just throw away CDs. I was an early adopter of CDs; we used the compact discs far before anyone else, when others were still futzing around with tapes. And I am so over them now. I don't have anything backed up -- I tried before I left for grad school, the files ended up corrupted, and I said "Forget this," -- but I really don't care. I have listened to a CD................. once? In the three or four years since I moved into this house. And I don't really care; I had a collection of MP3s that may be lost because I forgot to ever take them off my old desktop before giving it to my parents.

At this point, I will never, ever, ever care enough to attempt to re-burn all those stupid things.
If I wanted to listen to a song, I would

1. Listen to it on or Youtube or similar streaming site
2. Pay the $.99 to re-download it on Amazon
3. Go without because I don't care that deeply

I mean, geez, MUSIC IS not MY LIFE and crap, but even B-sides and rarities and blah blah blah are mostly on Youtube, so.... hum.

Cory, it must be noted, listens to CDs daily. I might just take my binders and dump them unceremoniously in his shed. But I really kind of wish I could dump them into the trash can without feeling guilty.

Date: 2010-01-20 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hate cds and gave up on them long ago. There was a British label that my ex and I really loved, and we had loads of cds from them, hundreds of dollars worth. They were all expensive because they were imported and it was a long time ago... and then it turned out that the cds were prone to disc rot. The label would only replace them if you mailed them back to the UK, and it was just easier to download them off the internet 'illegally'. Still makes me angry, thinking about that!

You should sell them on Ebay. ^^

Date: 2010-01-23 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
See, this is why I'm hesitant about small companies always being better... SOME of them are awesome, and SOME are them are crap. I've had a lot of experience with the crappy ones.

I could! Or... take them to a pawn shop or whatever... I just don't want to do any of that EFFORT. (I can't even stand to sell dolls, which are pretty high-ticket!) Ungunghghgh.

Although the time to do it would be now -- soon, it will be a sad, sad wasteland. There are all these mini-malls around here with vast caverns of VHSes hoping to be sold... someone took the time and energy to put all of those sad things on the shelf, and in some instances, individually labeled them... $2 for Spot's Christmas! Riiiight.

Date: 2010-01-20 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Y'know what I did with the stack of mix CDs I never listen to? Dumped 'em into the free bin at the big used bookstore (after I decided that was more immediate than offering them through Freecycle); the unwanted "real" CDs are offered to said used bookstore to purchase, natch. I still have lots of CDs on the living room shelves, and Van has most of his in a binder, but I don't have nearly as many as, say, my Dad, so it's not an out-of-control-clutter situation. If I could bring myself to trust the stability and permanence of digital media, I might be more tempted to convert to digital and sell the physical CDs. Not yet, though. Not yet.

Date: 2010-01-23 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They spark up real pretty-like in the microwave! Ah, to be back in college, with free microwaves for the ruining...

I have mine in binders -- Cory still has his beloved jewel cases but I exiled them out of the house years ago. I don't trust the stability of digital media, I just... don't care all that much. If everything exploded tomorrow? I would just stream it from If it's some super-rarity-rarity, it's probably up for download on a fansite. I just bought the Billy Joel collection offa Amazon for my trip, ten bucks. It's not even a matter of living without -- it can be had, for free or cheap, everywhere.

I just... don't.... care enough about (collecting?) TEH MUSIC. I used to have things organized and made playlists, and... none of that seems like a profitable use of my time lately, since in about five more years, it'll all be streaming-voice-command-"Hey Computer, play me this song."

The time to spend hours meticulously burning stuff from CDs... to me, has passed.

Date: 2010-01-23 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The only reason I bother with making mix CDs anymore is for my car, and I know The Future will eliminate that...after I drive my car into the ground, buy a used car that will probably also have a CD player, drive that into the ground, then get another used car that may have some sort of MP3 compatibility. Yeah, I know, I could buy some sort of aftermarket car-based MP3 system, but that would mean there would be something valuable in my car which would mean I'd have to get whatever's wrong with the locks fixed and probably the air conditioning, too, since I couldn't leave the windows down while I'm in a store during the summer and well the driver's side window doesn't go down anyway


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