Music I'm still missing

It's 2003. Somebody breaks into my car and steals 90% of my music collection that I've been working on for about 10 years, at this point.

Yes, my fault for leaving it there. Yes, my fault for not having it all backed up, yet.

Nice of the thief to re-lock my car doors when they were done. They took my eclectic CDs (good luck with resale on the Ancient Mariner's Chanteymen and Atwater and Donelly especially, guys) and they took my *faceplate.* Just the faceplate, not the actual stereo. We're going to put them in the not-so-brilliant category. If you're going to steal shit, at least steal shit worth stealing. Duh.

Anyway, I had left most of the jewel covers for all the CDs at my mom's house, still, at this point. Luckily. I called and she was kind enough to tell me what they all were, so that insurance could *accurately* underpay my replacement costs. At that time, we needed the money for things besides CDs a lot more, though, anyway.

Fast-forward to now. I still haven't replaced most of this music, and I've been keeping tabs on this hand-written list for 5 years now. So I'm going to type up what I'm still missing (and still care about replacing), in order that I can finally throw away the list and keep it somewhere I can't lose. And refer people to it for my birthdays and Christmas and such (and any anonymous benefactors who happen to read random blogs, haha).

Altan - Island Angel
Live - Secret Samadhi
Best of Billy Joel - two CDs
Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
Offspring - Self-title?
Monty Python's Instant Record Collection
Simon + Garfunkle - Collected Works (The green-box 3-cd set)
Chris Issac - Forever Blue
Violent Femmes - Add it Up
Arturo Sandoval - Hot House (saw him at UConn, fantastic!)
The Kind's Singers - 2-cd set - Cappella
Led Zeppelin - BlackDog/Sticks
Leahy - Marada
Beatles - One
BNL - Stunt, and Born on a Pirate Ship
Best of Kansas (Shut. Up. I like them.)
Chieftans - Boil the Breakfast Early
Momma's and the Papa's - Greatest Hits
Billy Joel - River of Dreams
Kitaro - Ki
Eric Clapton - From the Cradle
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
Echoes of Nature - Thunderstorms
Copland - Appalachian Spring Suite - NY Philharmonic
The Magic Violin
Mendelssohn - Bartholdy - Bedrick Smetada - Vienna Masters Series

The rest of it, either I've replaced, John also had, or I don't miss...


jess said...

Ok, deja vu. Or wait, what would it be if you feel like you've *read* something before? Did you tell me about missing Adiemus once? I have this feeling that I really, really intended to send it to you. Apparently I did not! Aack!

Gary M Photo said...

Have you checked your public library? I bet they have a lot of these you could, uh, "listen to."

I have a couple of these I'd be happy to share.