Oh So Quiet?

If you thought that nothing was happening around here, it couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s just that my site had to suffer from the overpowering workload of the past weeks. Besides family matters that had to be taken care of – and because of the absolutely crappy weather El Niño (or whoever) rained upon us ever since last October – I spent the little spare time I had left rearranging the media surrounding me at home, both real and virtual.

If you have been reading along here for a bit more than a few weeks, you know that the rearranging bug bites me out of necessity every few months, and this time things came close to overflowing, especially in the digital department. Ripping one’s entire collection to .flac (compression level 8) doesn’t only mean that a lot of hard drive space is consumed, it also entails a hell of a lot of time needed for tagging the ripped files properly which, in my case, always seems to turn into a never-ending battle with the thousands of tracks landing in my “ripping” folder. All of them need a proper 600 x 600 pixels cover, a “_scans and info” folder, leading zeros on track numbers, correct artist(s) and album artist(s) tags, recording dates, etc.

The same goes for my books. I have reached the point where one new book means that an old one has to go. Hence, I am contemplating a switch to the new (pricey) Amazon Kindle (“Oasis”), unless upcoming reviews trash it (as usual).

In short, as a collector I also need time to organize what I often write about here.
For now, I’m done.

On with the show …

By the way:It’s Oh So Quiet” (1995) is probably the only song by Björk I ever liked. She’s doing great stuff most of the time, but it’s just not up my alley.

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

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