And I realized that since my college days I hadn’t really been keeping up with the world of serious music. It’s really true that by the time you’re 30 you’re pretty set in your musical tastes, and it’s surprising that people who enjoy contemporary classical music (like myself) are subject to the same phenomenon. So here are my efforts at hoisting myself out of a possible rut.
My favorite thing. Upcoming events, recordings…
I recently got a nice cache of LPs from a friend. They’d been stored it in a somewhat damp basement for a long time and the packaging had definitely suffered. And the vinyl, too.
Flea markets and church sales aren’t the only places to pick up big collections of music.
I found this in a bin I was unpacking the other day. A friend and I sat and listened most of the day, and I listened to the rest on the radio at home.
Fast and bulbous. That’s right, The Mascara Snake. Bulbous also tapered.
Discogs gets progressively easier to use as you build habits.
10% is maybe not so great. But I’m an esoteric guy.
To review Part 1, I have a medium-sized collection of CDs and LPs (maybe 400-500 each? I’m guessing?*), and I’ve always felt it would be a good idea to have some kind of handy catalog of what I’ve got. There are a couple of items that I’ve accidentally bought duplicates of, which can happen, and…
Taking the CLZ/Collectorz.com application out for a spin.
Friends are trading back-and-forth the Facebook meme of the 10 most important albums. Nobody has asked me, but here are mine. Ranked in order of relative importance for their influence in my development as a musician, not in any way by quality. The trendline is my interest in eclectic music, experimentation, brass playing, and finally…