I was pretty aggressive in cutting down my music list in the name of having more hard drive space.
First, I ditched all the music that I hadn’t even bothered putting into iTunes yet. That means I deleted (almost) all of Porcupine Tree, my Metal Gear Solid soundtracks collection, all of the Legend of Zelda music, everything by Michael Hedges, and all the music I collected from a previous computer and had transferred over here but never got around to actually going through. All of that stuff is, I’m sure, very good, but I just don’t listen to enough music enough of the time to justify it sitting in my computer without even being in my playlist. I’m kind of sad to see it go, but honestly, I probably won’t even remember what I tossed in a couple of weeks from now (unless I come back to this post, of course).
Then, I went to the playlist itself. I deleted all the songs that I’d given either one or two stars since I know I gave them such a low rating for a reason. That meant ditching parts of soundtracks and etc. because I’m just so “eh… *delete delete delete*” about the whole thing. I used to think that having an entire album or soundtrack was important, as if “keeping the music together” was a way for me to be more well-rounded or something, but I’ve given up on that idea recently… so away those tracks go.
I also deleted most of the tracks that I’ve never even listened to, since I know I have a hard enough time keeping up with the stuff I do listen to already. I decided not to wholeheartedly delete entire albums like that, but I am going to have to go through sometime and actually listen to those un-listened-to songs and decide then if I want them or not.
In the meantime, I freed up a staggering 14.05 GB of space, so I think I can shelve the rest of the project for now until some other time when I’m feeling more patient and have more time to waste on cataloging, etc.