Back in 2019, before COVID hit, I decided it was time to share the music, recordings and people that gave us 30-years of Creed Taylor productions. 2021 marked the first full year for #ctproduced and I had planned at the end of the year to do one of those end of year posts. Hopefully, 2021 will be the only year ever that my town catches fire, literally. #MarshallFire – While we did have to evacuate, our home was untouched by the fire, 553 of my neighbors were not, they lost everything, another 48 had their homes damaged.

It was a good year though, even if a little quiet in the comments!

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I have a long list of subjects to cover this year, some great live recordings to add, probably on youtube; more entries for discogs and hopefully more interviews.

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I thought I’d mark the start of a new year by adding one of the more obscure promo/sampler albums to discogs[1]CTI Jazz 1800 (1983, Vinyl) – Discogs. This Japanese promo/sampler that accompanied the repress and release of the A&M CTI ALAM-1800 vinyl series.

Backup The Backup

After having to evacuate for the fire, I’m going to concentrate on some of the more obscure material that I have in my physical library. Just in case it was to ever happen again, I’d at least have a digital copy.

I store my digital content on a Netgear NAS; the NAS is backed up weekly to another Netgear NAS; the primary NAS is incrementally backed up every night to the cloud. While I might have lost the original laserdiscs, CDs, DVDs, books and perhaps more importantly vinyl records, I’d have never lost everything digitized.

While I’m not sure what I’d have done with it, if my house had been destroyed, I took the primary NAS with me. The time and effort to initialize a new NAS and then restore over 5TB data over the Internet would have been daunting.

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