I’m not sure if it’s reassuring or not to hear a track that’s been used on some show, fall in love with it, google it to find what the track is, head to iTunes to download it… only to find you already own it.
This has happened to me more times recently than I care to admit. Lately, with Syntax and a track I now own three times. With They Might Be Giants and a track I now own twice. And now with Snow Patrol and a track I only don’t own twice because I’ve finally learnt my lesson and actually check through the iPod before I download!
Why reassuring? Well, it’s nice to know my tastes are at least vaguely consistent and once I like a track I always like a track. Why not reassuring? Because I don’t like to think my memory is that crap! Either way, it’s definitely a sign that 4000 odd tracks is about where I should draw the line with my music collection. That, and I need to dig through it more often as opposed to just playing the same ten bands over and over. Oh, the dilemma. It used to be so much easier – I only had to choose between my two Jason Donovon cassette tapes…
And plus? Curses at TV shows for suddenly putting decent tracks on their soundtracks. Used to be I never paid attention to what was playing in the background. Now, I can’t watch an episode of Bones or Grey’s Anatomy without rushing to Google afterwards with a lyric. (Must admit, I am loving how Brit Indy is making it’s presence felt across the Atlantic tho 😉 )