Working from home has given me a blessed opportunity to have lots of music in my life again. Listening tied down to a set of headphones at my desk just isn’t enough. For a bunch of reasons. Word has come down that we’re returning to the office on July 12 — what should I listen to between now and then? After that, it will be mostly CDs. Updated through June 16, 2021.
My favorite thing. Upcoming events, recordings…
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.
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…