I’m writing from the comfort of my bed after surviving a near-heartattack. Two nights ago as I was attempting to be smart about backing up files, I thought I’d back up my iTunes account. Long story much, much shorter, I replaced my entire iTunes Library with a completely empty folder. Bully for me.
I didn’t find out until the next day — yesterday — as I tried to put some music on my phone and found NOTHING in my iTunes library. I was overcome by an intense, gut-wrenching sick feeling. What have I done!?
Thankfully, after several minutes of freaking out, I formed a plan. I have a second external hard drive that had [not-so-recent] backups of the drive I would typically run iTunes from. So I copied all of those files. I’ve also been an iTunes Match (cloud backup of all iTunes files) subscriber for a few years now. Whatever wasn’t backed up on the second drive, I could download from iTunes match.
All that to say, I had quite the scare but (almost) everything is back! I’m now backing up the second drive with the most current library. Just in case. Woof.
Now for the update on the project.
There isn’t really a whole lot to say. I’ve been dropping the ball, losing focus, listening to other new, exciting music that has been coming out. I unintentionally took a breather of sorts while still half-participating in the project. Despite my lackluster attempts, I’m officially through the D’s.
I’m going to try and step up my listening game. Expect more updates. Hold me accountable.
—————–iTunes Project Progress: Current artist/album: Eels – Souljacker Completed Artists: 173 Completed Albums: 369 Percentage of iTunes Library covered: 36.44% Total Time: 3 Years, 1 Month