Well 6 months is a long time to not have a record played but sometimes it can take a few weeks, maybe tops a few months. When i listen to a record i lay down and listen to it and do nothing else. Listening to a record for me is not background music. I have Cd's for that. To listen to a record i take my time for it.nightsblood wrote:(if this should go into a different forum, no worries)
So how long have you gone without playing any of your records or buying any albums?
Yesterday I noticed I left a copy of the MX 'Rockz!' LP on my turntable after I last played it. And that was about 6 months ago; I found it in a used store in late July, spun it a few times, and.... apparently I never put it away. Which means that I haven't played a single vinyl record in almost 6 months. I think it's fair to say that's a bit of a drought.
Do other people go through long periods of not playing their records?
Now I have been playing CDs a lot in the last 6 months. My schedule's been kinda insane, so my commute to and from work was about the only chance I had to listen to much, so the car's CD player has been working overtime. But still, when I have had a little free time here and there, I haven't gone near my turntable.
Part of it's probably the fact that I've barely bought any vinyl in the past year and a half. Since April 2016 (so about 20 months) I think I've bought a grand total of 1 single and 4 LPs, three of which I already owned copies of. Grand total, maybe $60. My want list has gotten pretty small; the things left on it are mostly obscure US singles that are very hard to find and insanely expensive 12" items that I'm not able or willing to pay the going rate for. Thus, there's just not any vinyl that I want that I am able to buy.
And in that same time frame I may have bought 2 CDs; all the discs I've been playing are 'old stuff' that I just hadn't dusted off in ages. There are a few more recent titles that I haven't gotten around to picking up, but I don't feel in any rush to purchase them.
MP3s? Nope. Cancelled my emusic subscription almost a year ago. Was tired of d/ling stuff just to use up credits, playing songs a few times, then forgetting all about them.
SO even when it comes to buying music, I'm in a drought.
Now this isn't a bad thing necessarily; I've quite enjoyed revisiting old favorites that haven't been played in ages. And spending less money certainly isn't a bad thing, especially given all the other expenses that cropped up last year.
But it is still strange to realize that I haven't touched my turntable in half a year.
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