New laptops, BBC, IT Crowd, iTunes backup

I am currently preparing for a data migration from my current laptop to either the same laptop with a re-freshed Windows XP install or a new laptop with a fresh Windows XP install.  The IT guy helping me with a failed forced update patch had the same reaction to my system as Derek did to Chip’s system and suggested that I migrate.

The only real thing I care about on my laptop is my iTunes (yeah go ahead, make fun of me) library.

In the process of the preparation for a new system I have been re-organizing my iTunes library to make it smaller so that the migration would not take so long.  I discovered that I have a number of duplicate songs and a lot of the songs that did not have proper metadata.  I assume that when I ripped the CDs (on my file server), my Perl script did not add the ID3 tags correctly which would explain why I added the songs again from another source (with proper tags).  Bugger.

Now, here I am, re-organizing my iTunes and watching the second show of IT Crowd season two.  I ended up listening to a song from my music that was un-tagged and realized that it was Delia Derbyshire from the BBC’s Radiophic Workshop.  She was most famous for her work in creating the Dr. Who theme song.

There was a youtube video that I saw of her doing reel to reel loops and mixing in the form of monome.  Only 40 some years earlier than when monome came out.

If there is someone that I would have liked to meet, it would have been Delia.  She’s awesome.

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