For a long time, my iTunes library fluctuated between 10GB and 11.5GB.
It is now 14GB. I don’t know when this happened.
I was trying to sort through my iPod library and delete some things, and a thought struck me: I’ve been listening to Bruce Springsteen, Ke$ha, and The Black Keys almost exclusively for at least six months.
Right, so, Springsteen only takes up about 1.5GB and the other two artists are negligible data space. So what the heck is in my library?!
Apparently I had two System of a Down albums, Ra Ra Riot, Metric, The Doors–when and where did I acquire these?! Suddenly I remembered I got a public library card over the summer. The public library has tons and tons of CDs. I may or may not have exploited that.
But really, I’ve been so out of touch with my iTunes library that I was genuinely surprised that I had certain songs, like I had always wanted to have them and never realized that I had them the whole time. I can’t believe I’ve listened to that much Springsteen.
And I’m not even ashamed! It gets me through the long hours of studying.