Thursday, May 15, 2008

Seratoitis


I'm officially coining the phrase 'Seratoitis'. I've been on a mission to trim the fat from my digital collection that's been amassing for the past year plus since making the official switch to digital disc jockey from vinyl hold out. HOLY SHIT. I have A LOT OF C-R-A-P....and it gets in the way. So far I've gotten rid of at least 7 gigs of Fatman Scoop edits, off key mash ups, poor quality edits, half baked remixes, low bit rate stuff, etc. I didn't even know I had Deicide on my drive until Monday's reggae night when I started playing a half hour Marley live set at four in the morning and did my usual 'check for strange stuff' run. That started it all. I've been on a mission ever since to trim trim trim. I've noticed that I'm addicted to downloading much the same way I was to vinyl digging. Shit, I just deleted the shitty track I forgot I was listening to while I typed that last sentence...
Anyway, it's like going record digging, except everything is free...I'm having to learn to take breaks, really listen to everything and filter filter filter.
Anyone wanna buy some used MP3's?

6 comments:

Dan Gould said...

You speak the truth. For real. I'm on the same mission at the moment. It's too easy to have garbage accumulate when getting music is so damn easy.

The other thing I've noticed is my collection becomes blurred in my head. When I was all vinyl, I always had a clear picture of where I was at, and what I wanted to play. I'm finding "unlimited" choice can become paralyzing and overwhelming that sometimes leads to going with default tracks, when something fresh would have been better.

luis said...

HEY I HAVE AN IDEA DOORMOUSEY, WHY DONT YOU JUST RIP YOUR VINYL. IT HELPS WITH CUTTING FAT, HAVING A NICE QUALITY RIP AND NOT DEALING WITH THE SEARCHING FOR SONGS.
then again i have time on my hands which i've spread out quite nicely.

doormouse said...

i ain't got the time to watch gargoyles at five in the morning OR rip vinyl. sleep, train, DJ, train, workout, basketball, parenting, eating, sleeping, repeating.
more parenting.

contra said...

Re: "The other thing I've noticed is my collection becomes blurred in my head. When I was all vinyl, I always had a clear picture of where I was at, and what I wanted to play. I'm finding "unlimited" choice can become paralyzing and overwhelming that sometimes leads to going with default tracks, when something fresh would have been better."

Yes, yes, yes! Completely agree with this.
If I'm out at a club and hear a cool song, I will:

a) probably have no idea about the artist's/song's name,

b) write it down in my cellphone so that I can go home and download it, and then

c) find out that I've already had the song on my laptop, but never knew because it had melted into the blank-white serato wasteland known as unplayed tracks.

luis said...

nothing wrong with gargoyles

Darko said...

No matter how many tracks you delete, they always seem to creep back into your computer.

I've deleted so many songs and freed up so much space on my hard drive, only to have it back down to 800MB again. It's crazy!