Wanted to Rip my John Coltrane CDs this weekend but haven’t taken the time to perform the careful song selection required based on what I want on my mp3 player. Instead I Ripped Beck, Tone Loc, The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers and my favorites from the boxed set ‘Citizen Steely Dan’. Among the (used) CDs I picked up yesterday while shopping were the last three I needed to complete the nine volume Quintessential Billie Holiday series. Also some “trip-hop” in the form of Massive Attack(Mezzanine) and Portishead(Dummy) along with a CD containing the first two albums by The Holy Modal Rounders.
Reading the Albert Camus short story collection ‘Exile and the Kingdom’ today, I came across this quote – “History shows that the less people read, the more books they buy.”