- Aug 13, 2002--- In thewire@y..., reid tamashiro <reidtama@y...> wrote:
>from where i'm standing the answer to this and an earlier post from
> Besides, if your music collection runs in the
> thousands, the question seems a bit comical. "What
> fool would spend $500 on 50 cds?!...Uh, I gotta go
> home a catalogue my 2,000+ collection..."
you is that when you're collecting individual works and get a lot of
them, you've done so on a far more individual basis.
i.e. you have a big collection of one offs
if you get a 50 cd box you just have this monolithic bulk that you
need to work out how to break down yourself. to me that seems
daunting + somewhat artificial.
this reminds me, I keep lending a friend of mine stacks of cds , some
of which he burns to cdr, for this he burns me stuff.
The problem here that I keep finding is that he doesn't have time to
actually take in what he's been lent. He's normally got several other
things on the go at the same time.
To me, if you're picking up an artist's work over a period of time
you get the chance to find out what you like/dislike across his work.
If you're hit with a solid bulk you're just not going to get the
chance to do that.
This is something that gets talked about occasionally on 60s psych
lists +others that I'm on. How do you introduce a new listener to
the work of an artist? You know that the following records are
good....., that means several lps. But the newcomer is listening in
real time, so hasn't got the chance to let something grow on them the
way that somebody more familiar with the work would have. Trying to
convince somebody to stay on track with the music they're being
introduced to is impossible, shouldn't be tried cos its artificial.
The area of personal choice pretty obviously can't be dictated.
to get to points where you can discuss music might take a longer time
than you've got.
Is there a way around it? or is that like asking the length of a
piece of string?
Np Savage Republic Ceremonial
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