Cracked Case for IMPACT

This wasn’t originally going to be a two parter, but then I realized this was getting pretty long and I was only half way through. This thing has 23 tracks, so I’ll do 11 here today and 12 next week.

So we moved the TV room around a little (to make room for a beer fridge!) and it exposed the lower shelf of a bookcase that had a pretty big stack of old CDs on it. I thought it might be fun to see what the ole’ CD collection had in store for me and looked for a CD to bring with us to listen to in the car while we ran some errands.

Then I saw it. I saw an old mix CD. Not just any mix CD. A mix CD that I seemed to care about enough that I made jewel case art. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it says “antisocial,” that’s not what I named the mix. In fact, that was a reference to my extremely old website “antisocialites”. So old that I can’t seem to find it on the internet anymore. No, this mix was called “The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over the Lazy Dog. Yes, the fact that it’s “jumped” and not “jumps” was intentional (thereby meaning that the sentence doesn’t actually contain all 26 letters of the alphabet and is missing the “s”). I thought I was fucking hilarious. I was right. That is hilarious.

That symbol/face thing? That was something I called “The Squidgy”. Not sure why. I did use to draw and paint it on things though from time to time. I was a real badass.

Most of these songs have the telltale little blips and skips of a badly ripped song. Most of these songs came from LimeWire. Remember LimeWire guys? Only 90s kids will remember LimeWire. LimeWire was what we all turned to when it started to be hard to find the tracks you wanted on Napster. I remember trying to somehow convince my parents that this wasn’t illegal at one point. Something about it being “just like the radio”. Oh parents. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

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