All day long. I’ve been ripping CDs all day. I have 40 Gigs to fill. One wall of my office is lined with thousands of CDs and LPS, and woefully few of them have been ripped and encoded as Ogg Vorbis. So, I cranked up Sound Juicer and started ripping. I made good progress with only one disc giving me problems. About halfway through ripping Nina Simone’s Blues , ripping slowed to a crawl. I eventually gave up and canceled the session. Inspection of the CD showed some significant deterioration of the reflective layer. The lacquer was pristine, but the reflective aluminum exhibited several ragged spots reminiscent of holes burned into paper. This prevented tracks nine through thirteen from being properly ripped. This included “Since I Fell for You” and “Turn Me On”, a couple of my favorites. Bummer. I consoled myself by filling the house with the sounds of “I Shall Be Released” and “In the Dark”. What a great album. A desert island disc if ever there was one.
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