So, I'm looking at the stack of vinyl from Eclipse sitting next to my stereo that I still need to listen to. And the small pile of CDs that arrived today from Downtown Music Gallery (even though I got an error message when I placed the order) Then I think about the order I just placed with Sublime Frequences and I drool over the Asia/Middle Eastern recordings on the Folkways web site.
I seem to be slipping back into collection mode again. Last time it was trading shows. Until I ODed on it, shortly after walking out of a house with 80+ dead tapes (I don't think I ever did listen to all those shows). The collection is more varied this time. I can move into free folk for awhile, then Japanese indie, then classical Iranian or Indonesian folk, then off into somewhere else when I feel the need.
All I need is the obsessive need for trivia and my life will be complete.
Some geeks are Trekers, or sci-fi geeks, or anime geeks, etc. And I can appreciate those pastimes. For me though, it's always been the search for new music. Things I haven't heard before. Always the need to go forward and find new things. If I'm not diving into some new genre of music, I'm literally depressed. My life starts to fall apart. I NEED new sounds to make my life complete. It is necessary. There is no alternative.
Just thought you'd like to know.Posted by Matt at November 17, 2003 09:01 PM