25 Jan 2003, 19:41

mp3s stole my memories b/w

mp3s stole my memories b/w new car

I noticed something when I was packing up all my cds the other day. Every time I grabbed an album that I had owned before I got an mp3 jukebox, I instantly got some kind of memory of a place, person, or event in my life from when I had been listening to that album. Even albums that I had never really listened to as much, I still could remember what had been going on when I bought them. When I would pick up an album that I got after the mp3 jukebox, that rarely happened if at all. I’d never even listened to any of those albums from the cd. Right after I bought them I would just rip them and listen on my computer or on the jukebox. Until now I hadn’t really considered a downside to the convenience of being able to listen to any song from any album at any time. I think I spend less time listening to albums sequentially and in their entirety, and as a result I’m not associating them with events in my life as closely. It’s a little troubling, but I don’t know what to do about it.

The other thing is that I finally got a new(er) car. Its a green 1999 Suzuki Esteem and its… a… well, there’s no other way to say it… its a station wagon. See, I needed a car to replace my ’83 Toyota, and fast. I leave for KC on the 30th, and I wasn’t really looking forward to trying to find a car out there in addition to all the other stuff I have to do. My parents found the Esteem through a dealer they trust and it was really cheap and in really good condition. I figured it’d be better to go with this than to rush into buying a more expensive car. Its… *sigh* …responsible. So now I’ve got a station wagon, at least until I get settled in KC and can do some real car shopping. Its not that bad really, its kind of rugged and sporty, and… still a station wagon.