Mrs. Geek and I recently bought a new media cabinet to house our many CDs and DVDs. I was able to get it assembled last week, and broke down a large, white bookcase last Thursday that was located in the space the media cabinet now occupies. Finally, Mrs. Geek started the process of integrating our two CD collections -- a process she likes to joke about by saying "well, we must really be married now..."
Putting the two collections together is largely a task of inserting Mrs. Geek's collection into mine; I brought more than eighty percent of the collection into our relationship. The CDs are ordered alphabetically by artist (or in the case of some movie sound tracks, movie title.) As the integration progressed, it was interesting to see what artists from the two collections ended up next to each other.
The most interesting and evocative pair so far is Metallica next Bette Midler. An interesting and kind of ironic pairing is Southern Culture On The Kids (who play a kind of odd, funny, white trash rockabilly music) right next to Britney Spears (from her pre-K-Fed days.)
Mostly though, Mrs. Geek brings a lot of pop consciousness to the collection. She's the one with the Faith Hill, N'Sync, and Shania Twain CDs. I'm the one with the John Coltrane, Willie Nelson, Led Zepplin, and Genesis CDs. We did have about four CDs worth of overlap; two by Harry Connick Jr., one by Peter Gabriel, and one by the Chieftains.
on 2006-10-18 at 12:34 p.m.
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