Last night, I received an e‑mail notification that a CD I had requested was ready for me to pick up. This afternoon I had some free time, so off so off to the library I went.

I had six discs to return and one to pick up. I told myself to leave it at that. Stay out of the stacks and avoid bringing home a tone of discs. I have this issue of feeling obligated to return discs sooner if I’ve signed out more than a few. I don’t know why, but there it is.

So to the library I went. Drop off six and pick up one, right? Easy! Except it seems such a waste to go and not have a little look around. As a consequence, I left with these discs:

  • Lisa Batiashvili, Sibelius Lindberg Violin Concertos
  • Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
  • Hilary Hahn, Elgar: Violin Concerto — Williams: The Lark Ascending
  • Janine Jansen, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Souvenir d’un lieu cher
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto, Partita, Chain 2
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mendelssohn
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mendelssohn, Concerto — Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5
  • Rage Against the Machine, Renegades
  • Various artists, Now! Christmas

I just noticed that all the classical discs are by female artists. I wonder what that’s all about. I do like the ladies, but this is excessive!

It didn’t work out as I had planned. Still, I’ll have lots of music to make up for it. On that note, I’d better go and start listening!