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I have progressed from copying & setting up all my photos, scrapping stuff & various editing softwares to doing the same for my music.
My photos & scrapping stuff is hella organized. It’s all sorted by type or date in folders & tagged with info in either Lightroom or ACDSee. If I need a red ribbon I can quickly locate over a dozen. If I want photos of Drake swimming I can pull up all of them ever taken with two clicks.
If I want to listen to some punk rock…not so much.
I have 5 basic music genres currently – rock, 80’s, alternative, Celtic and Christmas.
And only Christmas would not make someone question my classification. I think we can all agree Hark the Herald Angels Sing is a Christmas song, even if Twisted Sister is doing the singing. But what is People are Strange by Echo & the Bunnymen or Connection by Elastica?
Both of them fall under ‘punkish’ to me since I associate them with specific people & places in my past. I classify all my music by what memories I associate with them. Everything by Meatloaf, even his 2006 Bat Out of Hell III album, is 80’s to me. Same with Duran Duran & Bon Jovi. Green Day is sort of alternative to me because I first heard of them from someone who was big into alternative music. Or are they really pop? At what point does an alternative band receive enough regular airplay that they become pop:?
I realize the only person I have to please with these categories is myself (and possibly DH) but this is one of those things I feel I should ‘do properly’ (to quote James May on Top Gear). I’ve tried checking to see what genres various things were in on iTunes & other places like the Gracenote info, but I find I disagree often & half the time they are inconsistent with artists. Is Blackmore’s Night rock? folk? R&B (seriously?)? folk/alternative? World music?
Plus I want to know where some of this information that is appearing in my Window’s Media Player came from.
I am pretty sure Gloria Gaynor did not sing I Will Survive in 2010 & since I loaded it off of a Woman Power CD I bought in the late 80s, the argument that that is when the album was created is invalid.
And I have this nagging sensation that I did this once already back in 2009 when I got the ASUS. But I must have done it in some non-iTunes or non-Windows Media software because here I am, 2 years later, having to do it again.
Of course, I wasn’t sleeping then, so possibly I thought about doing it, didn’t actually do it but somehow my memories of the event got confused & left me thinking I had.
It wouldn’t be the first time.
What sort of music to you listen to? What type of genres do you have set up? I really need suggestions.