So I started buying music again…

I had a pretty large music collection – about 50GB. I honestly don’t even know how I got some of it, and there are undoubtedly songs I have and have never heard.

Over the course of several years, I have tried to rate all of the songs in my collection. Sometimes this was so I knew what to sync to my mp3 player with less storage than the full collection. Sometimes it was because I wanted to actually try to listen to all of it, and rating it as I went was the best way. Sometimes it was because I actually wanted to weed out the collection; deleting the stuff I had but didn’t actually like.
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I Am a Music Snob

My roommates went back to my Alma Mater a few weeks ago, and told me a story where one of my fraternity brothers “Pulled a Chuck” and refused to play music for some dame, unless she named a specific song. I was notorious for playing what I wanted to hear, and denying the attractive, dancing skirts their choice of music. This is not because I was trying to be difficult; it is because I genuinely didn’t know what they meant when they asked me to play something “with a beat” or “something we can dance to.” In the sixth grade I was big into Green Day. That is the only time in my life that my taste in music was in sync (no pun intended) with popular culture. In fact, more than once, I have thought that I was born about 30 years too late. I never knew what was popular; I was too busy listening to good music.
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