15634Re: [thewire] Re: Merzbox
- Aug 13, 2002--- stevolende <stevolende@...> wrote:
> --- In thewire@y..., reid tamashiro <reidtama@y...>I see your point about getting a huge collection in
> > 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..."
> > >
> from where i'm standing the answer to this and an
> earlier post from
> 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.
one crack, but, even when you purchase albums
individually, you have to break down the music.
Rarely, can one live with a piece of music before
he/she purchases it. So you buy stuff, and you live
with it, and in the process get a better sense of what
>the newcomer is listening in real time, so hasn't got
> 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 chance to let something grow on them the
> way that somebody more familiar with the work wouldwith the music they're being introduced to is
> have. Trying to convince somebody to stay on track
impossible, shouldn't be tried cos its artificial.
> The area of personal choice pretty obviously can'tIf I understand you correctly, I don't think there is
> 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?
a way around it. For some music (and depending on the
individual), it takes a significant amount of time to
get into. I don't see how you can get around that.
Hopefully, if they don't like it, they'll come back to
it at a later time.
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