Blast From the Past

Did a check to make sure all of my CDs are ripped and discovered my old CD stash from high school. We’re talking pile-of-CDs in a brown paper bag, no covers, just the platters.

I found lots of bad stuff in there. There were the inevitable Dave Matthews CDs: yeah, I ripped ‘em, but I promise never to access those files. Honest.

Albums I’d forgotten but had hope for: Live’s Throwing Copper and RHCP’s One Hot Minute. Popped them into the CD player only to rediscover how mediocre they really were. And Rusted Root? Ugh.

Rush’s Moving Pictures, on the other hand: frickin’ awesome! (And now playing on the iPod.) Other good finds: Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream and Soundgarden’s Superunknown. Nice.