A Look at How I Use iTunes

(…) without consistent, standardized labeling, a music library with over 10000 tracks would be a real mess, finding a specific track might be hard and time consuming, sorting & grouping would definitely fail. In the end, I found that in practice I can leave nothing as is! Luckily this does not imply that I need to retype everything…


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My Digital Music Collection

(…) In the title I used “digital music collection” — this is a more accurate description, for two reasons: not all this music was bought in the form of CDs — some of these were MP3 or equivalent purchases, plus, the CDs for me are more of an archival medium — the active part of the collection is in my computer…


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Transitioning from Vinyl to CD

(…) in the mid-90’s I could not resist following a colleague’s recommendation to visit Tower Records in Mountain View (a shop that has since gone out of business) when I was on a business trip to the Silicon Valley, and so I started purchasing CDs. Of course, unlike when I started collecting LPs, I now had a better idea what to look for…


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What’s in my LP Collection?

This blog entry is probably a bit boring, “pseudo-scientific” … sorry about that: can’t always suppress my science background! Numerically, the top favorites in my vinyl collection are likely nothing special, certainly at the top end…


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My Vinyl Record Collection

(…) for the following years, essentially all the money that I earned during my vacation jobs went into LP purchases. What was my guide in collecting LPs? Well, as I was listening to classical music on the radio just about all the time, I came across plenty of music that “talked to me”; unfortunately, LPs at that time were expensive…


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Music Dreams

(…) throughout high school I was (day)dreaming about what I wanted / liked / wished to make out of music in my life: I had the idea of becoming a conductor! I mostly kept that for myself, certainly did not mention it to schoolmates — but I have once mentioned it to my violin teacher at high school. He told me to …


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