As I was scrolling through my itunes library the other day, I was struck by how many albums and songs I own that I have never taken the time to listen to. In this modern robot-friendly pushbutton world of ours it is all too easy to accumulate a vast musical wealth without spending any money (I still spend money on music but I won't tell RIAA if you won't) or exerting much effort. I have a separate hard drive on my computer just for MP3's and even though it's a sizable drive, I'm still running out of space. I know I'm running out of space and and yet when it comes time to make a mix for the day, I stare at my collection like it's a bare cupboard. I always want something new and exiting. I either want something I've never heard of or something I've heard of a million times but when I try it I immediately think, "This is fantastic. I should have tried this years ago." Basically, I want music to knock me on my can every single time I turn it on even though it has only legitimately done it three times in my entire life ( 1. Weezer- The Blue Album 2. Jellyfish - Bellybutton 3. The Band - Music From Big Pink).

Clearly I have a problem. No, I don't do Todd Barry's, "I have an unhealthy attachment to music" voice, but I'm not far off. If you're thinking that I should stop looking for something new and take some time to enjoy what I already have, you're thinking the same thing I'm thinking. This blog will be an outlet for me to express my opinions and babble needlessly and pointlessly as I delve into my own music collection.

I will no doubt make numerous mistakes and look like a complete idiot on more than one occasion as we journey into my music. Just remember that I didn't tell you that I was a genius or that I knew everything about everything. I'm just a guy with a lot of music and a little to say about it.

So here's what's going to happen: I am going to be moving through my music collection alphabetically (it seemed like as good a way to do it as any). Every day I will throw whatever the album(s) of the day is/are on my trusty Sansa Express and listen away. Some posts might look like album reviews, others might look like Joycean jumbles. We'll just see where it goes from here.

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