I don't listen to CDs much any more. I have a folder of them, but don't play them. I don't have the plastic cases, but I have most of the inserts. I suppose I could scavenge for cases, and sell the CDs, like I did with my excess DVDs. Partially for the money, partially for the decrease in stuff.
Ok, before that tangent, I was going to talk about my Hober listening. I keep a file where I jot down the artist and title of songs that catch my interest. Most of them are quite obscure (except Fiona Apple. I hear her about once a day on Hober), but I occasionally I recognize artist names. A cool Nordic song (I'm not good at telling the difference between Norwegian, Swedish and some Finnish music) came on, so I flipped to catch the name. Not only an artist I recognize (Värttinä), but I CD I've owned for years (Nordic Roots 2, the sampler CD that kickstarted my nordic folk goth rock addiction). I need to start listening to random selections of the stuff I own (as opposed to the monolith collection that is lawnchair
's, which is what I listen to in the car). So how do you get exposed to new music?
Oh, and I will finally go to some concerts this next month. I passed on the John Prine because of the price tag, so it has been quite a while. But since I'm not traveling during the first part of spring break (or if I do, it will be a weekend in SoDak), I'll be around to see Great Big Sea (I recommend their stuff to anyone who likes celtic rock). In early April, the Duhks are finally playing in the area, so I'm going to get to see them. They're my other favorite Canadian celtic rock group, and they also do amazing gospel.