A song a day
I've decided it's time to start buying music again. I used to be able to hear a lot of my favorite songs on a radio station for free, but it changed format a few months ago which left me with just Pandora. Pandora is great, but it requires an internet connection and that is something I don't always have. And with Pandora, just like radio, you can't play a particular song and have to hope it comes up in the rotation at some point. And so, for the last couple of months, I've been deprived of the music I love and have been minus a major source of stress relief.
I gave Rob our extensive music collection when we split up, which made sense since I don't have a CD player and no room to store CDs either. I figured I'd replace everything with MP3s once I had some extra money and solved the backup problem. Well, I've since solved the backup problem, but the truth is I'll never have a bunch of extra money.
To work around that, I came up with a plan to buy one song a day. At an average price of $1 per song, that comes out to about $7 a week. I figure this will keep me from spending too much over the course of the year. But in order to solve the problem of down time when I have no internet connection, I need to buy a chunk of music at the start and then switch to adding one song a day. So I decided to roll the start of my plan back to January 1st which left me starting with a deficit and at first I'll spend more than a dollar a day (but only as I can afford it) until I catch up.
I'm starting out with some of my favorite songs from the last 10 years or so that I didn't previously own (for the most part) and are also ones that I don't mind listening to over and over again. As you will see, I'm still very much a Metalhead. (click on the song to view on YouTube, although many have annoying commercials that you have to get through first)
What I've Done - Linkin Park
Coming Undone - Korn
Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
The Red - Chevelle
Bodies - Drowning Pool
Thoughtless - Korn
My Own Summer - Deftones
Cryin' Like a Bitch - Godsmack
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
You're Going Down - Sick Puppies
Outside - Staind
Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
Psycho - Puddle of Mudd
South Texas Deathride - Union Underground
Numb - Linkin Park
Headstrong - Trapt
Pain - Three Days Grace
Last Resort - Papa Roach
It's a good start, but only about an hour's worth of music. More later...