Re: New albums holding up?
posted at 3/28/2013 2:20 PM EDT
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
For many years ( maybe 30 years or more), I found myself generally listening to complete LPs. I think when I had a smaller collection (back when vinyl was the thing), I appreciated each LP more. Played many frequently and enjoyed them more.
Lately I find I am pulling out a few random CDs and programming certain tracks that I never get tired of listening to.
I don't have the time, money or space that I had 15-20 years ago ( when I went on an all out blitkrieg to collect music I like) ....I find myself looking at my immense collection and wondering if I'll ever have the time, or live long enough, to listen to even half my collection.
There was a time when "quantity" was important, lately I look for more "quality" in so many things. I guess this is a sign that you've lived more than half your life, and sitting around for hours listening to music is no longer an option.
Because of this I will say that I bought gazillions of CD albums when they were new. Only a handful would find their way back to the CD player , not because I didn't like them, but because I was always buying more....but,some were just so awesome that you couldn't wait to play then again.
I was an addict. I love my collection. I somewhat regret that I went a little crazy. I should have stayed with "quality" instead of quantity.
Sorry for the long story. I don't have a simple answer to this one. The only new album I have purchased in the last 6 months is the Joe Walsh album, and I only played it through once or twice.
I am very quality oriented, too, because I have a limited amount of disposable income, and as you said, I appreciate what I have more when I put more thought into my purchases. That includes everything, not just music. As you know, many people only buy in digitized format now, for better or worse, so space (and dust) are not issues, but that's not the full issue for you, and I realize that.
I don't sit and listen to music as a past-time as often as I used to, but music is the backdrop for me, and that's how I fit it into my lifestyle and am able to pack it in.
With a short commute (that you have mentioned), which is a blessing, you don't really have a chance to listen to music in your car, which is the flip side of that blessing. But don't have any regrets about your former "addiction" -- hey, that's who you were, and part of who you still are, part of your history as Zillagod. You wouldn't even be on this forum if it weren't for your thousands of CDs. That would be our loss.