It's almost the New Year, and time for a new project! Well, not new exactly. Something I've been meaning to do for awhile: go through the Divaville Lounge CDs. Move them around to make sure there's enough space in the binders, find and refile the odd CD that got misfiled, make label cards for the new acquisitions, and make sure everything is in the database.
I've been meaning to do this ever since I bought a 10-CD set of Artie Shaw and realized there wasn't room for any of it in the main CD case. Going through all those CDs seemed like such a slog that I put it off, left the Artie Shaw set in its box and just brought it to shows in my purse. Now I have my Christmas presents too (yay for family who know I want music and get me good things I really need, not a dud in the lot), and I just can't put it off any longer.
This is the perfect time to go through the CDs because I've got all day Thursday to work on it. Because it has to be done by my next show for obvious reasons. This way I won't have a frantic Sunday morning trying to cram all the CDs into the case so I can take them to the station. (Been there, rather not do it again.)
I started this evening and I've already made lots of progress. I have two cases, one for single artist CDs and one for compilations. Well, the single artist CDs fill the entire first case and spill over into the second. So to be precise, the first case is A to Nina Simone, and the second case is Frank Sinatra to Z, then comps, then lounge/exotica, then Christmas. (It's an odd system that works for me.) Last time around I filled the single-artist case almost completely and left all the blank spaces in the comps case. Which was the wrong way around as it turns out: I almost never buy comps anymore, except Christmas music. For regular music it's almost always single artist CDs or sets. Which means that when I get something new, there's never any room for it in the case.
This time I'm compressing the comps section, leaving only a few spaces where I think I'll need them. I think this will make enough room for all the new CDs plus things I'm planning to get in the next few months. Hope so!