A Trip Through My iTunes Library

I’m not really sure at what point my iTunes library became the memoirs of my life.  For as far back as I can remember I’ve loved music, and specifically collecting music.  It all began when my parents bought me a CD player when I was in fifth grade, along with my first CD (Billy Joel’s Storm Front).  As I grew older my musical tastes changed, as did the common media for music.  I went from tapes, to CDs, to burning my own mixtapes via my dad’s CD burner, and finally digital media.  By that point my collection exploded and I was hopelessly hooked to collecting music.

Each album in my iTunes library tells a story.  Whether it be a CD found while scouring my local Hastings on my weekly visit, or an album I downloaded on the recommendation by a friend.  They all remind me of specific times in my life.  Some bad, but mostly good.  Music though has been the foundation that has held it all together, and simply hearing a song while scrolling through my library can take me back to whatever exactly moment and emotion that I have related to it.

I recently have been going back through my library as I moved all my music and subsequently lost a good majority of my album artwork.  My musical OCD will not allow me to put the music on my iPod without having artwork, so I’ve been hard at working going through all 24,756 songs.  This has led to me being reminded of some gems that have been hidden on my iPod for years, so here they are…

Daft Punk – Emphazed (Krono Remix)

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, so I thought today I thought I’d share something that had been sitting in my inbox for a while.

It’s a remix of Daft Punk’s “Emphazed,” or should I say alleged remix of Daft Punk.  Since we aren’t really sure it the original was a legitimate Daft Punk track.  Regardless of all that stuff, Krono, from Paris, does a great job remixing the track.  Not really deviating too much from the original, but that’s a good thing.  It still kind of makes me feel like I’m in the Tron universe.

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Run For The Zoo Half-Marathon Mix

Today, since my wife and I ran the Run For the Zoo Half-Marathon, I thought I would do a different type of post.  Thankfully my wife and I both survived today, and had a great time running together.  There were definitely a few tracks that really helped my through today, and I thought I would share them…

Thanks to my wife for being an amazing running partner, and wife!