As I’ve mentioned several times is there’s nothing I like to be introduced to new sounds, I also like to make playlists to listen to when working on my ongoing projects. I described my use of Pandora for this last week one of the things I frequently do whenever Pandora shows me something new that I like I check to see if the Library has it in their collection and If they do I put it on hold. This allows for a steady stream of interesting CDs
Of course there are a few flaws in this system. One of these is that there is enough of a lag on these CDs that when I finally get them I frequently don’t remember why I put any of them on hold. The other problem Is that CDs are kind of small and, despite my best precautions of keeping all of my library material in a special place, can easily fall through the cracks and when they do there’s too many chance that I forgot about it entirely by the time it comes due. To make matters worse it’s very easy for the CDs to fall through the cracks at the Library so there have been a few times I’ve gotten overdue notices even though I’ve returned the CD. The possibility of the CD getting lost on the Library’s end makes it even easier to forgot whether the CD is still in the house.
This happened to me just the other day. I had checked out something that sounded interesting (this time it was Caravan Palace) and with it due the next day I could not find it anywhere. I was in a bit of a rush so I admitted defeat fairly quickly and did my usual stalling technique of renewing it so I had a few more weeks of looking for it (a word of advice, renewal for this purpose should be on the list last resorts. It gives new meaning to out of sight out of mind.)
Of course I found the disk five minutes later. Which prove once again that the universe is capricious at best.