I just built an mp3 jukebox for my stereo rack (amd athlon 1100 w/ a 160gb hdd and a wireless keyboard/mouse that goes through my tv/receiver).
in the process of re-mp3ing all my cd's/records/tapes at 192kbps. i am currently at ~785 albums ripped with about 500 to go. (i had them all ripped at 128kbps back in the era of smaller hdd's).
for those that don't know me well, music has been a passion of mine (much more than disc golf) throughout my life. unfortunately, a car accident i sustained in 1999 partially crippled my forearms causing tendon/nerve damage and basically crippled my guitar playing ability.
i currently own 10 guitars (6 electrics, 3 acoustics, 1 electric bass) and a few tube amps. i played in 13 bands from 1994-2002 doing rhyhtm guitar, lead guitar, bass, drums, guitar/vocals, and a stint as a solo acoustic act. have been to over 500 concerts over that time as well.
i'm huge on independent music of various genres and used to host a (now defunct) sunny day real estate website that had ~80,000 hits when i quit updating it.
was curious if there's any readers here that have similar tastes.
here's some of my favorite bands nerdlinger reduced into overly-specified genres (if anyone knows at least 1/3 of these bands i'll be impressed):
old school alternative (1980's): pixies, volcano suns, sonic youth, mudhoney
old school hardcore (1980's): husker du, embrace, rites of spring, dead kennedys
early/mid 90's indie rock: sebadoh, archers of loaf, sunny day real estate, pavement, superchunk, velocity girl, spent, polvo, hum, built to spill, small 23, castor, rachel's, mock orange, seaweed, tullycraft
early/mid 90's post-core: fugazi, june of 44, metroschifter, shellac, unwound, jawbox, craw, thirty ought six, crownhate ruin, sonora pine, rodan, vehicle birth, shotmaker, clikitat ikatowi
math rock: don caballero, pele, dianogah, hella, ent, man or astroman?, slint, bozart
newer indie rock: a day in black and white, faraquet, medications, modest mouse, party of helicopters, swords project, colossal, godspeed you black emporer, north of america
emo-core (w/ hardcore screaming): still life, current, portrait, saetia, hot cross, four hundred years, forstella ford, closure, grade, amber inn, anasarca, joshua fit for battle, off minor, sleepytime trio, chino horde, indian summer, breakwater.
emo-core (non-scream): braid, cap'n jazz, mineral, appleseed cast, cursive, compound red, rainer maria, jazz june, ethel meserve, low end theory, cross my heart, american football, owen, very secretary, hot water music, under a dying sun, one am radio, pilot to gunner, boys life, giants chair, bright calm blue
hardcore/metal-core: botch, converge, dillinger escape plan, to dream of autumn, frail, groundwork, red scare, you and i, love like electrocution