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how long could you last before caving in and acquiring some more?
If some madman was dangling my daughters over a pit of fire and threatening to chuck them in it if I bought any more music then I'd probably last a good old while.
If it was just a look at the bank balance and a 'ooh not much money I will stop buying music' then I generally last about 25 seconds.
"i'm going to stop getting new music indefinately, because i have plenty already and don't need it", how long?
what about just seeing how long you could last?
I mean it would probably be an amazing idea really. I know I have so many albums I've only ever heard once or twice and I could discover some real gems that didn't grab me on first listen. So, it makes sense. And I could re-appraise stuff I haven't heard for a while.
But... there is nothing at all like hearing something new (espeically on the day of release). It's a ruch. I'm an addict.
So, unless you have my daughters and a pit of fire, it's not going to happen.
but I think I could go quite a while going thru loads of my CD's and Records to keep me busey.... I'm afraid I would fold when either Flying Lotus came out in a few weeks or if I made it past that then Deerhunter droping a new one wouldnt help alot.... I guess if I was so skint I had to stop and my stereo broke I would just deal with it and play my accoustic guitar more.
and left me with my iPod, a long time porbbaly.
life is too short to keep constantly collecting massive amounts of music
keep it nice and vague.
i've got a few stacks of cds i haven't listened to at all, so i reckon i could live off them for some time before i begin to get craving for some new shit.
i start shuffling. this'd hold my interest for a few more days then i'd be bored. so 2/3 weeks max.
(i remember the days when one cd a month used to keep me truely entertained... oh such a short attention span!)
Going back to uni in Sept with about 4k to live off for the year, which seems much harder when you're 30 than first time round. Anyway my eMusic runs out in November then that's it.
I have so many albums that I have never/hardly ever listened to. I've just dusted off Angels of Light from last year for example, which I don't recall ever having listened to. Fuck me it's brilliant. I miss not having enough money to properly 'collect' music and therefore properly digesting the albums that I had. God that sounds stupid.
You all aren't filling me with confidence that I can do it though.
i haven't bought or downloaded any music for more than 3 months now, and i'm totally loving it. I'm truly LISTENING to music where before i was just listening to it - it's a beautiful experience. even things i thought i knew inside out have become brand new sources of joy
And to be honest, i don't really see myself caving in any time soon. Financial concerns are a factor, but i just don't feel like i need any more. I still have loads of albums i've barely listened to and a lot more where i have a fairly superficial understanding. It doesn't help spending so much time on DiS, but all the music will still be their later. Who cares if all the fickle DiSers have moved on the next thing by the time you get there?
I really don't have that much music, but there was a stage where I just knew nothing about my entire record collection, there were odds and sods I really enjoyed but the scope wasn't particularly wide and to be frank i'd either moved on from records or they were ill-advised purchases.
I've been trying to form my own tastes more strongly and I think what your talking about - just taking it easy - is mega-important.
I have a warm fuzzy glow of confidence around me now. I am actually looking forward to being able to enjoy what I've amassed.
The uni thing. With hopefully that much money! I could quite easily stop downloading and buying I think if it wasn't for the new Harvey Milk album out next week and the legendary Dutch bloke on last.fm who sends me a couple of excellent things every couple of months. I don't have a pile of stuff that i've hardly listened to or anything but i'm sure it could easily go that way.
when I started getting back into music. My re-introduction is going superbly.
For the past two years I have accumulated enough music to last for a good three months. Some albums I have listened to five times before discarding them for something new and shiny, albums like Evangelicals and Exploding Star Orchestra.
The problem is eMusic. I am on a really good tariff that is not available any more. I fear that if I cancel my membership I will not be able to get the same deal. I hate choices.
sitting unlistened (beyond maybe 10 mins). I rest my case. Liked what I heard though.
and i LOVE having a physical copy of something so probably not too long
The Hold Steady, Weezer, Dillinger Four, and Sigur Ros...not very long.
I have a habit of automatically buying records by bands that I love and never listening to them because they've lost the magic. The last 3 Sonic Youth 'proper' albums and the last 2 Lambchop spring to mind but I could list loads.
I bought 11 last night because I got paid, this may keep me going to the end of the month. Then again I want that "They Came From The Stars I Saw Them" album, which is out soon.
..and some of them have been over-listened to, or are just plain crap from when I was first into music.
There will come a point when I will stop for a while and concentrate solely on what I already have.