August 25, 2006
No Digital Audio for a Month
It's been almost a month since I've listened to music from a digital source. I have been sticking close to the vinyl ever since the day I brought the record player up to the office. It seems significant to me because I listen to upwards of 6 hours of music a day while I work away. That has given me a chance to listen to a lot of good music I haven't heard for years. If you calculate, I've logged somewhere around 120 hours of vinyl listening this month.
Did I mention recently how much I love working from home?
It gets more serious than just listening to a lot of music. After burning through the 100 records I have on hand (the rest are at Pete's) I got invited to take a spin through my golf buddy's collection of vinyl. I came home with a loaner collection of old funk/jazz/reggae/rock. Some pretty awesome stuff in that stack, nothing I would have in my own.
Now that I'm though those I've resorted to poking around on eBay and adding to the collection. I'm finding that for $2 or $3 ($7-$10 with shipping) I can grab good quality LPs from a huge assortment of sellers. So far my policy is to only buy stuff I don't already have on CD, and I try to stick to stuff I loved back in the day but never owned myself.
I'm not sure I can keep up the eBay purchasing, it's addicting because the music seems inexpensive compared to the value I feel I'm getting. Fortunately it looks like Pete will be coming to Boston next week and will be able to pack another cart of records from our larger collection stored at his house.
I still stand behind the statement I made last year about leaving vinyl behind.
Posted by mike at August 25, 2006 5:53 PM