Tone Parsons

Tone the ripper

This weekend was spent trying to clean up my music collection.

I’ve wanted all our CD’s ripped for quite a while. This way I can make burns of any/all of my music for the car, and more recently, for loading the iPods.

The first thing I did was take a long, hard look at my mp3’s. What a mess! I had duplicates all over the place, a bunch of songs that ended short, and some general garbage. So…. I scrapped most of them. Then I proceeded to grab handfuls of CD’s from our collection, in alphabetical order, take them down to my computer, and rip them, one at a time, to mp3 at 192kbs.

I was able to rip about 100 CD’s so far… but I’m only to the letter F (the last one I ripped was The Fixx – “One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits”). I figure I should be done in a week or so, if I keep at it.

When ripping your collection, you discover quite a bit about yourself, musically at least. I’m apparently all over the place when it comes to music… and I have a lot of stuff that I forgot I purchased (sometimes more than one copy). I’ve got quite a bit of classic rock (CCR, Doors, Boston, Cream, etc.), a bunch of disco from the 70’s (ABBA, KC & the Sunshine Band, etc.), a ton of 80’s music, butt rock, glam rock, new wave, soundtracks, punk, break-beat, techno… hell, I’ve even got a bunch of “Christian” music in there.

I guess I’m not picky… if I like it, I buy it (and yes…. I have every single Depeche Mode CD released… plus 90% of the singles).

I figure I’ll be able to fill my iPod and then some when it’s all done 🙂


2 Comments so far

  1. Dad February 20th, 2007 11:23 am

    WHAT????? No Willie Nelson, Elvis, Beatles, or Eagles?

  2. Tone Parsons February 20th, 2007 11:31 am

    Willie Nelson = Country.

    Country = bad.

    While I do have some Johnny Cash, I don’t equate him to Country music. He’s Johnny, therefore he’s cool.

    I’ve also never been a huge Beatles fan. Sure, they have some good songs, but I’ve heard them all a thousand times before, and they don’t really speak to me.

    I do, however, have some of the Eagles. That’s good stuff there!