Back in college, when I needed cash I would take some CDs to the local CD store and sell them for pennies on the dollar. I only did this a couple of times, but with each time, I would regret doing it more and more. I don’t know why. Maybe it was the fact that the money I thought i needed for the weight bench to get in shape was more important when, in actuality I never got the use out of it and it turned into an expensive paper weight.
I think it may have something to do with my relationship to music. The one CD I regret selling for cash was Milli Vanilli’s Girl You Know It’s True. Still no idea why I regret this one. Out of all the CDs that I have owned and sold over the years, this is the one that keeps making me think twice about doing it again.
Possibly, and this is only my own theory, I regret selling the CDs because I see them as part of what makes me up. In a way that they are markers of time or interests and that when I don’t have them I lose a little part of myself. Make sense?
It’s almost like why people collect things. Some people collect baseball cards because they are looking to make some money when their rookie card gets into the Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown and others are looking for something that helps them hold onto a memory.
Regardless of what eventually happened with Milli Vanilli, the album they “made” and what happened with their Grammy awards…it’s still an album that I regret getting rid of because it allows me to look back on a time and makes me think about how all of these different influences turned me into the person I am today.
|1||Girl You Know It's True||4:13|
|2||Baby Don't Forget My Number||4:17|
|3||More Than You'll Ever Know||4:32|
|4||Blame It On The Rain||4:19|
|5||Take It As It Comes||4:16|
|6||It's Your Thing||3:52|
|7||Dreams To Remember||3:55|
|8||All Or Nothing||3:17|
|9||Girl I'm Gonna Miss You||3:58|
|10||Girl You Know It's True [N.Y. Subway Extended Mix]||6:28|