I have a love ...
I have such an admiration for music. I always said my name was fitting for who I am; Melody. What would a day be without it? I love listening to music.
When I was in high school I was in the band. I was always thankful for that, even though singing was more my forte... but being in band and learning all the instruments just gave me a greater appreciation for music. Now it's not just the lyrics and tones I listen to ~ it's also the instrumental that goes with the songs. When I listen to music I decipher each and every note.
Last night I spent some time on my computer transferring some of my song collection over on to my iPod. I know my computer is on it's last leg and I really don't want to lose the songs that I have collected. Besides all the hundreds of tapes, cd's, dvd's that I have ... just on my computer alone I have 1853 tracks and on my iPod now I have 1993 tracks. That's only a small fraction of what I want to put on them yet.
I have notes all over my desk top with lyrics, authors, song names written down that I still want to download. This is going to be a big winter project for me ... categorizing and burning cd's; but won't it be neat when I'm done... having a library of music ... of my own collection of tunes that I love?
So... if anyone is wondering what to get me for Christmas... hint hint... a stack of CD-RW's would be greatly appreciated.
Where do I get most of my songs? From Frostwire ~ now I know this is a shareware site; and you're taking a risk going on there and downloading, raising your risk of getting a virus on the old computer; but... here's a little trick of the trade for going on shareware sites.
When you download ... designate a file for sharing and ALWAYS download to that file. BUT... after you download to the file, copy and paste them to a new file. This new file... do not allow sharing of it. After you copy and paste your songs into a new file; delete them from the shared file. Okay... here's the clincher. You can't be a moocher and not share on a shareware site. So here's the trick. Leave a song in the file. Make it a song that is so common; that the chances are of it being uploaded from you is very very slim. My song of choice is Happy Birthday.
I have been doing this for years... and it works! I have never had anyone try to upload from me ... ever.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.