It’s the end of April, and “April showers” was so very literal this month in my neck of the woods! Since the month is moving on out and hopefully we’re moving on to drier times punctuated by a few bursts of thunderstorms every now and then, I switched my header and a color or two out. I feel like the header has all my beloved outdoor elements: a body of water, storm clouds and rain, AND a fiery sunset. I find it sooting. The header color didn’t work so well anymore, though, so I gave it kind of a faded, nautical blue. I’m really digging it!
Not only did I switch out my site header, though, it’s also time for another Music Monday! This is a freebie week at Dolly’s, so be sure to head over there later and check out music from all the participants.
A while back I had to replace my laptop, and since then, I’ve been a busy little bee getting all my music from my old laptop that was physically on the hard drive (please tell me I got everything!) as well as adding my CDs. See, the old laptop didn’t have a CD player or a way to get my CD music onto it, and it replaced another laptop which I honestly can’t remember if that one had my CD music on it or not. But this Macbook has a CD/DVD drive, and now I can once again add my CDs to my computer. And don’t you worry, I am already adding THOSE files to jump drives just so I don’t have to go through all this again in the future. Hopefully this Macbook lasts me a good number of years yet, but I’m not taking any chances. I just don’t have the patience I used to with getting music transferred, and it ALWAYS requires manually uploading album artwork for at least some of the titles.
So…CDs. Most of mine came from the 1990s to the early-ish 2000s. As I was going through, I came across an Eve 6 CD. That’s a real head-scratcher, as I couldn’t remember why I have this CD. I mean, “Inside Out” was a pretty good song, a song that I even liked a lot for a while there. But I don’t buy CDs for only one song, no matter how much I love it or how big of a hit it is. I just don’t do that.
That got me thinking that it must have come as a monthly selection from either Columbia House or BMG. Some of you will fondly recall the golden years of being able to order 8-12 CDs for a penny, with the promise to order 12 more at full price over the course of two or so years. If you didn’t want the CD they sent you, you could return it to the company at no cost to you within a certain number of days, and I usually forgot to do that. I ended up with SO MANY CDs that I don’t really care that much about because of that! On the plus side, I always fulfilled my obligation pretty quick, and was then free to cancel my membership and sign up again in a few months for another 12 CDs for a penny.
::cue dramatic arm to forehead gesture::
Why, oh WHY isn’t there a similar service out there these days? I really want my (allowing for massive inflation) five mp3s for a dollar, with the promise to buy five more at full price over the course of the next year. Someone, anyone, get on that, STAT! I know there are mp3 subscriptions currently out there, but I don’t understand how they work, other than that you don’t get a lot for practically nothing, then buy a certain number at full price over a certain period of time. And that is what my brain is used to.
And in honor of the formerly mighty BMG and Columbia House Record & Tape Clubs, here’s the song from the CD that sent me down this nostalgic rabbit hole to begin with:
Eve 6 – “Inside Out”