Last night I spent way too much time with a pile of CDs, trying to figure out what to keep, what to give away, how to store it all, and in a few moments of frustration, whether or not I could find a way to digitize the whole entire thing.
The problem is, the time that it take to digitize the whole thing! And also, those lovely booklets.
I definitely have mixed feeling about CDs. They take up so much room! And yet, I find myself unable to cull them. I actually do use them, I have an old CD player in my studio, and I often play things for students when they are working on a piece. It's nice to be able to pull out a recording of, say, Rostropovich playing a Bach suite, hand the booklet to the student, and say, "so this is where that piece in your book originally come from..."
I could do the same on the computer, but there's something about having a physical "library" that makes me feel like I'm surrounded with wonderful music, performers, information in the form of liner notes...Yes, I can find it on Google, but it's not "my library."
What are your thoughts on CDs. How many do you have? Do you have any at all? And are they gathering dust, or do you actually take them out and play them? Do you get new ones ever? Tell us your thoughts!
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