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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Adventures in Vinyl : An Introduction

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Auditory wallpaper. For the past two years or so, I've been rolling around that phrase in my head. Last March, it finally came to a point when I wrote an editorial for the Belmont Vision about committing to your music library, or rather the way we don't anymore.

The gist was that 5 days of music can fit on a hard drive the size of a cigarette case, but having a massive collection doesn't mean as much because we don't have to engage with it the way we would if it was a physical presence, say a shelf of CDs or vinyl albums.

Partly, I think the value we put on our music shifted when it became portable and digital, something completely on our terms, something that we could mold into our daily activities like cleaning the bathroom or getting ready in the morning.

Maybe it was nostalgia, maybe it was boredom, but I decided that I wanted to change the way I listen to music.

In up coming posts, I'm going to outline a plan I came up with involving getting a record player and crafting the perfect 10-album collection.

1 comment:

aaron.dethrage said...

Very excited to see where this goes.