Music Amnesty – update

WarningWell the plan was to put my Emusic subscription on hold for 3 months while I had a really good listen to the hundreds of albums I have already. Maybe I might rip a few more unfairly ignored CDs into iTunes and give them a damn good listening. Also, this might save me a bit of money. This plan seems to have gone badly wrong. Since I started the music amnesty, I have bought the following:

  • a 3 CD Sinatra set (!)
  • World of Fox ‘Everything is for the best’
  • Michael Brook & Djivan Gasparyan ‘Penumbra
  • Kent ‘Du Och Jag Döden
  • The Soundcarriers ‘Harmonium
  • Flight of the Conchords ‘Flight of the Conchords
  • Kent ‘The Hjärta & Smärta EP
  • Phoenix ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’
  • ‘Wilco [The Album]’
  • ‘Information Inspiration 3’
  • ….and so on. I think there’s another 3 or 4 but I’m bored with typing

Now it looks to me that this plan isn’t going too well, although I must say these are some of the best albums I’ve bought in a while. I think the Emusic subscription kicks in later this month, changing everything, unless the prices have gone up – there seem to be big changes coming along at Emusic.


Music Amnesty – too much music

I have too much music. Really far far too much. Emusic is partly to blame, my bad habits are also in the frame for this one. I like to give each new record I buy a fair chance to be heard (unless it is really bad) and sometimes there is just so much new stuff for me to listen to that some good stuff just doesn’t get heard before my Emusic subscription re-spawns and I start again…

So I have put Emusic on hold for 3 months while i try to catch up with stuff. I have already compiled a playlist of music that needs a second chance, the slight problem of it running to 46 albums is not going to get me down

Really what I’m trying to do is hear some old stuff I don’t play that often any more. Most of my CD collection is not yet MP3’d, so I suppose I could make a start on that too.