"Do you like movies about gladiators?"
Happily, I reached that point last night and was able to start work on the tracks for the Alex North epic compilation. I started, fittingly enough, with Spartacus; my first task was to create a wav file that is a reconstruction the film version of the main title, which I've added to my Spartacus playlist. I was working very hard on tracks, whittling down each cue and assembling short suites. I had just finished the Spartacus tracks and was ready to start ripping some of the other CDs... which would no doubt have meant that I would have ended up unwittingly working well into the morning. Luckily, waystone gave me a very well-timed phone call, and I was able to save my work and power down the computer before I was assured of becoming a zombie today.
* For example, seeing "'Waiting' + 'Gladiators Fight to the Death' → 'Draba,'" written in my notebook means I'm combining the cue for Spartacus and Draba's pre-battle vigil and the actual fight itself into a single track titled "Draba."