8 GIGS OF A DIFFERENT SORT

A couple of days ago, I took the morning to engage in a pleasant diversion.  We had stopped in a Staples to grab a some office supplies, and I splurged on an 8-gig memory stick.  Back in July, my mother-in-law, Margaret, spent a couple of days ripping nearly all of my CD collection onto a hard-drive that we how have hooked up to the desktop computer in our RV.  So I spent a couple of hours going through that collection of music and downloading a huge batch onto this memory stick to provide us with a huge batch of music to listen to while driving.  Pony had showed me a way to do this where the computer would shuffle the tunes, so it makes for a very eclectic mix, indeed.

I have rock music from Chuck Berry to the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Hollies, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders, REM, U2, Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows, Rush, ZZ Top, Steppenwolf, and more.  I have folk music, like Utah Phillips, Ani Di Franco, Steve Goodman, Gillian Welch, The Chieftains, and Stan Rogers.  I have Dixie Chicks and Muddy Waters.  I have jazz artists, from Django Rheinhardt to Miles Davis, to John Scofield.  I have Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.  I have The Decemberists, Old Crow Medicine Show, Florence and the Machine, Annie Lennox, and more, and more, and more….

1396 songs in total.  Mind you, this is not everything in my collection of CD’s.  I left out my classical guitar stuff, and pretty much all the classical music repertoire.  For one thing, we have another memory stick that holds most of that and is dedicated to that music.  Even so, with 1396 tunes, that covers a lot of miles down the road. 

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