I've lost my iTunes collection due to a shitty Western Digital hard drive. What sucks about this is that I only had 80% of the entire drive backed up before it decided to take a shit on me--and that final 10% was the millions of days of music I had on the 320G hard drive.
Not that anyone would really care what was on my drive other than old graduate school papers, pirated programs, and naked pictures of ex-girlfriends for blackmail--but it really burns me alive that this drive had to take a dump on me. There were songs on this hard drive that I ripped off from public libraries and this means I have to go through the process of stealing from the library again. ;-)
Thus, I have been ridiculously sedentary in the Casa de Shan Man for the past 3 days re-ripping my entire collection back onto a new hard drive. Who ever knew that I had bought The Cranberries back when I was younger. I still haven't sold that CD to Zia? I have to tell ya, I have found some real winners in my collection and you know what? You betcha they're going in the iTunes library! There is something refreshing about hearing a song on the iTunes Genius Mix that makes me always want to say, "Who the fuck is this?"
I guess from 24 until now, I have brainwashed myself METAL (iTunes Genius has made multiple Metal mixes for me and it tells me that I am awesomely closed minded when it comes to listening to music) and have forgotten about my Brody years (this was a former roommate I had in college who tried to conform me to tons of sweet hippie-lovin' musical damage).
Therefore, here are today's WINNERS in the "Why the Fuck Did I Buy This Disc?" playlist:
Jars of Clay
Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles
Garth Brooks - The Hits (WTF?)
Mary Me Jane
The Cranberries - Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can't We
Tonic - Lemon Parade
Toad the Wet Sprocket