20 June 2007

Goodbye Compact Disc

I just finished* ripping the last of my compact discs and converting them into MP3s. A project that took me over a year to finish, granted that I had been doing it at a leisurely pace.

The headache to that was wondering how to dispose of the 2 big boxes full of CDs? It seemed like a waste to just chuck them into the garbage bin. Fortunately, I managed to find a cafe owner friend who would gladly take them off my hands. I'd bet all my jazz and moods CDs will bring him better business and elevate his cafe's status in a Spitland where the only music we hear are the "mm tzz mm tzz diu diu diu diu" techno trance tunes.

 It seemed only yesterday when I was lugging my entire CD collection over to Spitland to keep me company. I remembered how I had to get rid of the CD jewel cases, flat-pack the CD cover sheets and get one of those CD-R tubs to store all the discs. Upon reaching Spitland, buy the jewel cases locally and "reassemble" the CDs.

I didn't have an MP3 player in the early days until I got the 6GB Creative Jukebox which at that time was still in adequate to house all the songs under one roof. I only embarked on this project when I got the 60Gb iPod video and the rest they say is history.

Anyway, as at now, I have 4,068* songs (17.7 days) occupying a total space of 15.6Gb with backups on the iPod itself as well on another PC.

It looks fairly unlikely that I will be add more songs to the collection coz for one, I have no place to buy CD here in Spitland. Perhaps the occasion spree in Hong Kong or back home but otherwise, this is very much it.

* While I think I have all my CDs up here in Spitland, I have a nagging feeling that there may still be a few residual discs left behind in Singapore. Reminder to self: Bring up the rest of the CDs during my next trip, if any. 

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- Voxeros

1. Jaslyn left...
Thursday, 21 June 2007 1:06 am ::
I can send you mp3... hahaha... Oops.. I mean, MP3ssssssssssssssssssssssssss

2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 21 June 2007 8:57 am :: 
Jaslyn: Thanks for the offer but I doubt if our tastes in music are the same. Yes? No?

3. Jaslyn left...
Thursday, 21 June 2007 9:31 am ::
Hmmm... Might have some... :)

4. carbimazole left...
Thursday, 21 June 2007 10:15 pm
i am absolutely jealous!!!! you have such a large collection of jazz cds!!!! that cafe tan tio... i would love to collect more cds but they are expensive and my pocket is not bottomless....

5. carbimazole left...
Thursday, 21 June 2007 10:17 pm
oops, carbimazole is me, hiao auntie

6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 22 June 2007 7:58 am :: 
Peanut Girl: Yes I am aware that is you. The CD was accumulated over the years since the late 80s. In a way, I have stopped buying CD since there is nowhere to buy them in the first place. So it isn't a bottomless pit after all.

7. Zhe Bin left...
Sunday, 24 June 2007 9:08 pm
There never sell CD one meh. Got, but all pirated one is it? Or they only got Cheena songs?

8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 June 2007 12:14 am :: 
Zhebin: I listen to English songs only and over there, they are quite behind as far as keeping current with the billboard charts.

9. barffie left...
Saturday, 30 June 2007 10:49 pm
Eh I don't mind the CDs. *grin*

10. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 1 July 2007 11:10 am :: 
Barffie: I'm afraid you are a tad too late coz I "donated" them to the cafe already. Besides, they are all in Spitland. I doubt if I want to lug them back to SG.

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