I’ve got to start a whole new back-up of my computer system. With my ever-expanding store of music, pictures, vids and … oh, yeah, work stuff, I’ve invested in a 3TB external hard drive.
The first phase of this back up lasted 17 hours, and at the end of it, there were a number of files that I was warned couldn’t be swapped over because their file-paths were too long. That’s meant a back-aching, RSI-causing trawl through folder after folder after folder trying to shorten names. Music albums were some of the worst offenders: when you get something like –
Music / My Music / MP3 Folder / Micah P. Hinson / Micah P. Hinson And The Gospel Of Progress / Micah P. Hinson And The Gospel Of Progress – Micah P. Hinson And The Gospel Of Progress / 13. The Day Texas Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea (Micah P. Hinson & The Gospel Of Progress)
– you realise it’s about time you did some tidying up. So away I went, and before long I was directed at my well-occupied folder containing the various recording aliases of Mark Kozelek, and whilst shortening a file path there, I started listening to this:
The trouble was, I started singing along, with different words!
Of course, that got me going – and anything to be distracted from my task, naturally – and eventually I sang myself to the chorus & song title of the lyrics that had popped into my head.
It was this one: see what you think.
Of course, you all know I’m no musician. I have cloth ears. Butbutbut, my cloth ears are hearing very, VERY nearly the same thing twice. Anyone agree?