Anyway, this process has been interesting. One, because it has taken me about seven weeks to do it. (Not because we have so many CDs, but because my day is now broken up into ten minutes of actual focused time.) Two, I've realized in the 1990s I suffered from what one would call a severe addiction to "Cheating Columbia House and BMG Music." For my young readers, Columbia House and BMG were CD companies, who would offer something like 11 free CDs, if you bought one CD at regular price and if you signed up for their CD of the month - which you just returned. After doing this honestly for a couple of years (I mean, giving them my actual name and paying everything I was supposed to) I realized....um...this was a system to "play with."
However, I think now, Columbia House and BMG can have the last laugh. For the past 20 years I've been lugging around two very large CD cases filled with CDs like, En Vogue, Spin Doctors, every Barenaked Ladies album put out from 1996 to 2000, and all sorts of one hit wonders that I can't even begin to name them. (Remember to get a song you had to buy the entire album...how stupid was that?)
Thank goodness for my Russian website because I still don't feel good about paying for music.