Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Eagle Eye Cherry

I've spent the last few days going through the stacks and stacks of music CDs that I've accumulated over the last twenty-some years. It's funny, I clearly recall buying my first album--Boston's debut album with that infectious tune, "More Than A Feeling,"--but have no idea what the first music CD was that I purchased. Nor do I remember the first song I downloaded, legally or otherwise.

Today I made a discovery. The music I had that came out between the years 1989 or so to the mid 90s is pretty forgettable. I recognized a lot of the band names but when it came to the songs listed I was lost. Which ones had I liked? Was it worth holding onto or should I let it go?

I spent a few hours plowing through the music of the early 90s. In the end I downloaded about 1o0 songs from 78 different CDs.

Tomorrow I'll take a large grocery bag of "oldies with a few goodies" to see if the local Record and Tape Exchange is interested in buying what I no longer need. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a little bit of money in those foggy musical memories.


  1. I've been finding the same to be true myself. My daughter's music speaks more to me than what I listened to when I was her age.

  2. I loved Eagle Eye Cherry as a kid. I am still unwilling to give up my CDs. They will be like records one day...pieces of the past. Good luck with selling them!

  3. Wow...such a task. When downloading from Itunes, I will listen to something I know I loved...way back then. But find, in the present, not so much.