Monday, March 24, 2008

our music and us

Both Mike and I have been spending a bit of time in the past few days converting our CD collection to MP3, taking boxes and boxes of discs from the attics. It's such a weird trip down memory lane.

For all the early emo and Christian ska and other random and somewhat questionable stuff in my old collection, there are a few discs that I still love and would never be ashamed of.
look at the cracks on this puppy. it was carted around in countless backpacks before the dawn of the ipod. i'm actually surprised it's held up this well. i almost had a heart attack when I realized i bought it about 13 years ago. dude.

Between the two of us there's quite a wide spectrum of music. just in the past half hour I've heard the hold steady, bruce springsteen, cat stevens, the beach boys; i did my flail-y white girl dance to ben folds "kate." and now we're listening to some Dr. Dre. want to guess who's collection that's from?

tonight has been a lot of fun, just the two of us listening to music. the dog is sitting under my chair. I made a few collages earlier. such a pleasant evening.


em said...


The very first concert I ever went to was Weezer! At 1st Avenue in Minneapolis when I was a freshman. I still can't believe my parents let me date a guy who could drive!! :) I still bust out that cd every couple of good!!! ;)

katie said...

em, that's so awesome!! i didn't get to see them live until college and then it wasn't really the same.

Jake said...

I'm so glad that the price tag says "The Music Shop / Grinnell IA." Back when I wrote my name on all my CDs with a Sharpie, people used to come up to me and say, "I just bought one of your old CDs at the Music Shop. It has your initials on it."

I'm tempted to ask if my initials are on your copy of the Blue Album, but I know I would never sell that thing.

katie said...

yeah Jake, half the reason I chose to post a photo was because I love the music shop tag. and to think that someone sold it back! there are no initials on it though.

willikat said...

my friend and i have a theory where if you didn't like weezer's blue album, your personality might be suspect. god i still love that album as much as i did (yipe) however many years ago .... i can't bring myself to say it. the mark of a true classic. i love music nights.
also i CANNOT wait until REM's new album hits.