Sunday, January 25, 2009

sunday night compact disc game

one of my ever present to-do items has been to organize the Compact Disc (CD) collection at my parents house. during the 90's and early 21st century, music on aforementioned media was purchased for mother, father, brothers and sister.

brothers grew up with 70's rock and country influence imparted by dad, and hip-hop & alternative rock influence imparted by viacom corpoation (mtv). sister was also clearly a receptor of corporate influence, yet was not swayed the male contingent of the family. lots of green day, no doubt, japanese pop, weezer, moby. mom = bon jovi, journey, broadway musicals.


so this evening i finally collected (most of) em', stacked em', married errant CD to dusty hollow case, counted and considered em'.

notables include:

- beatles - abbey road
- notorious b.i.g. - ready to die
- no doubt - tragic kingdom- tool
- aenima- crosby, still, nash & young
- deja vu

~ 216 filled CD cases
~ 48 empty CD cases (some discs no doubt lost to the ages, others in any number of CD carrying cases floating about in cars and rooms)

some caterogies: blues comps, classical comps, jazz, hip-hop, soundtracks, alternative rock, classic rock, country, prog metal, arena rock, punk, japanese pop, comedy, christmas.

the personal challenge to myself a few moments was to touch and restack all the full cases, and in doing so, pick a CD from each handful, and from those, pick a sunday evening CD. result was: tom waits: mule variations.

apologies that i'm too lazy to actually post my selection track, but it is "get behind the plow".


here was the rest of the field:

edwin mccain - misguided roses (matt's - associated with a highschool love)
live - throwing copper (matt's - a highschool era classic)
elton john - goodbye yellow brick road (dad's)
ray charles - genius loves company (mom's?)
the beatles - abbey road (mom's?)
lisa loeb - firecracker (jenn's)
gorillaz - g sides (jenn's)
medeski martin and wood - last chance to dance the trance (matt's - college years acquistion, post freshman year jazz class)
counting crows - recovering the satellites (matt's - a highschool era classic)
eric clapton - timepieces (dad's - an eric clapton "best of")
johnny cash - american III: solitary man (dad's)

2 comments:

  1. you really are all over the place. but it sounds like an evening well spent.

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  2. i have to go through my parent's cds too! i'm glad i'm not alone in this unending endeavor.

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