Where do you go when you need solitude?

Where do you go when you need solitude?

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It’s been a crazy week at Casa de Pacheco. That’s all I’m saying right now. But I am disappointed that I couldn’t rally to keep my posting streak going, so this one is being posted a day after.

My car is where I go for solitude. Simple as that.

I love putting music on in my car and letting my emotions flow out through the speakers. I think my senses are sharper when I listen to music and drive.

I can’t find true solitude at home because there are so many distractions, and so many things that say “take me off your to-do list!11!” So many books to read. So many shows to watch. So many chores to do.

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I invested in a new laptop with Windows 11 and the compatibility between it and my iPhone 12 is tenuous at best. I had to pick up and buy a new cord directly from the Apple Store. Lightning to USB works best even though my laptop has a USB-C port.

I have 44,394 songs in my library, stuff I’ve accumulated over the years. Moving it from computer to computer is an uphill battle.

For the past couple of months, I’ve been moving my stuff over to MusicBee. I had MediaMonkey but I wasn’t happy with it even though I have the paid version. Apple is basically abandoning iTunes so maintaining my stuff is not going to be easy anymore. I refused to upgrade to Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, any of that. 232 GB of music that doesn’t even exist on those services. I have remixes and versions I can’t even find on YouTube. So I’ve been living without my music for that long.

In order to sync my music, I have to use iTunes. Which is why I needed the cord. I make a playlist, import it into iTunes, and sync as normal.

I can’t WAIT to drive my car again so I can blast my music.

Being an audiophile is a full-time job!

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