Since my previous post on MusicBox, I’ve been putting a lot more stuff into it. Today’s project was to go through my main Amazon wishlist, and move all of the albums I had in there over to MusicBox. That has resulted in about another 150 albums added, so I now have almost 400 albums in there, total. So I could probably stop looking for new music to listen to, and just work my way through the stuff in MusicBox, and I wouldn’t run out of new stuff for a few years, at least.
I had stuff in that wishlist going back to 2005. Lots of albums I’d run across at some point, and thought “I should buy that,” and then never did. (Which is fine. The purpose of my Amazon wishlist, over time, has largely been to keep me from making impulse purchases that I don’t really need…)
A pleasant surprise during this exercise was finding that I Advance Masked by Andy Summers & Robert Fripp is now available on Apple Music. This is an album that I bought on vinyl when it first came out, in 1982. And it has, for some reason, gone out of print and hasn’t been available on CD or digitally. So I haven’t heard it in quite a while. I had the CD version on my wish list, but I didn’t want to pay the inflated prices it was fetching. Well, now it seems to have finally gotten released digitally. So I’m going to have to listen to that soon, and see if it’s as good as I remember.
I spent around two hours today working on this, with the Bills game on in the background. This was a pretty good activity for me right now, since my brain is acting a little funny. I’ve had a bad cold for several days. I’m mostly over it now, I think, but I was having a bunch of trouble with nasal congestion last night and this morning. So I took a pseudoephedrine, which tends to make me a bit jumpy. So I’d be too fidgety if I tried to sit still and just watch the game. But if I tried anything more mentally taxing than this exercise in copying & pasting, I’d probably screw it up. I’m hoping I’ll be back to “normal” tomorrow, so I can actually be somewhat productive at work.