iPod Death, Collection Phoenix rising


So this morning my iPod, the consolidated source of over 6,600 songs I had collected on CDs, and through iTunes, LPs and 45 RPM records and.. well frankly a few MP3s found for *free* over the internet died this morning…

I tried pulling all the files, but the bittersweet attempt landed me with a list of 6,612 songs that over the last 4 years had filled my 30G Apple device (my first in more than 6 years) and filled my life with so much joy, a place of comfort, and less hunting through stacks of CDs and worrying about broken needles on record players..

And All I can say is that I’m glad at least I was able to recover the names (a 166 page long word document) of all the songs that I gathered…

…and wow… from Dusty Springfield… to James Brown, to Blossom Dearie… to Lily Allen and Back to “Granny Rapper” it held a lot of things… not everything “first class” or up to a music critic tastes, but plenty of splendid moments (and apparently a good months worth of continual play) was on a little portable harddrive that I’ll eventually replace…

…not before thanking my luck that I have a number of CDs 45s and LPs still in my possesion and considering backing everything up and possibly putting it in a bank vault before I trust technology again.

But… It’s Alright…
Yes it’s Alright…

I know I can find what I love… and I can keep going and growing the collection, as life goes on…

Now what you say…..

…oddly I had two consecutive dreams about my music collection.. One about how my next birthday party (get your suits gents, get your wigs and furs ladies… it’s gonna be a stylish night) and then my uncle Laurence (long story on how our names are the same) telling me how proud he was of my taste…

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Now what you say…… as he used to say…

I long forgot how he used to say that all the time… til I ran across Kim Weston’s “He’s Alright” this year (recorded live in 1963) nwhen she lets loose, in banter with the audience that

Now what you say….

and I know all will be ok…

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