What we learned the past two weekends: used CD shops are interested in Swervedriver, “experimental noise” albums and the indiest of indie rock. They’re not interested in mandopop, French hip-hop or Ani Defranco. Bryan and I have been trying to clear out our basement, starting with our CD collection. We’ve basically gone digital, so there’s no reason for us to keep artifacts lying around. We started last weekend with Permanent Records, which just opened in Eagle Rock. They paid us $200 for about 100 CDs. I spent a dusty Saturday trying to match empty cases with their discs and came up with about 400 to take to Amoeba Records in Hollywood this past Sunday. We sold them about 200 CDs for $140 cash. (We declined the $180 in store credit.) Not a bad haul for stuff that’s just gathering dust in our closets, but I wish they had taken more. We still have about 200 discs we don’t know what to do with. (Why didn’t anyone want the Weezer blue album? Isn’t that a classic?) Is it time for a garage sale?