I ripped my CDs to my computer years ago, but I don't find myself wanting to shuffle the songs across different artists. I guess it's because (1) I like to play precisely what I want when I want; and (2) I find that I don't enjoy every song on those NAC CDs like I once did. It's actually kinda coincidental that you should comment now, as yesterday I played some of my favorite tracks from those artists for about an hour. Problem is... my favorites are the only ones I have the desire to hear. A lot of deep cuts were ok, but I don't care to sit through them all.Lately as ive been ripping my Cds into my computer and playing them back in the shuffle modes I been reminded of the Radio stations of yesterday who mixed Jazz and new age music with adult contemporary ( also known as NAC Or New adult contemporary) which for awhile replaced Easy listening formats in some places and there I discovered many lesser known artists in the jazz realm such as Sadly underrated keyboardist Tim Heintz and GRP alumnus Nelson Rangell along with the superstars such as Bob James. Earl Klugh David Sanborn. Spyro Gyra and other similar artists I find myself very fortunate that I was able to purchase many of these artists while they were readily available and I still have them all here today and because of the way things changed so drastically over time I know If I were to lose anything I probably would never be able to replace them now that they are no longer available as was mentioned in other posts on this forum Strike while the iron is hot because future availability Cannot be guranteed.
Case in point: I love to hear "Miss You" by T-Square. But the rest of the Megalith album just doesn't grab me much anymore. It's not a bad album per se. But I'd just rather hear something I like a little better during the time spent listening to music. I guess I'm just more discerning than I used to be.