how much do you think our like/dislike for certain music/albums is down to completely arbitrary reasons?
i mean how much of our judgement depends on things that can't be measured or taken into account...like just how you feel that day...the last record you listened to...the weather...etc etc..crap like that.....and nothing to do with any sort of rational judgement
if that makes sense...?...
..this little bit below from one of the animal collective blokes explains it a bit
''I always think back to when I discovered Will Oldham's music... at first I bought the record because it was on Drag City and I was like, 'Well, I don't get this, is it country music or is it Americana music? It doesn't sound like Pavement, I don't get it'. Y'know, I was like 15 years old and if it had just been MP3s on my computer that I didn't buy or have a physical copy of I'd probably just have deleted it and never listened again. But because it stayed on my shelf I put in effort to get into it, I kept going back to it. And there's just one day, I don't know if it's because the weather is right or you're just in a different mood, but it suddenly clicks for you. Personally, I don't have that many experiences like that anymore because I've been taken in by the accessibility of music''
anyone know what i mean with this?
quite scary to think that we could just discard something we could later love just because we werent listening to it at the right time or in the right frame of mind
and obviously this will probably happen more and more as physical copies of things die out and they arent just on the shelf.
i dunno...everyone has done that thing where they went back to an album they didnt get when they were young for whatever reason....happened with me and fugazi a while back........
will this still happen?
i mean...it can happen, of course it can......i've got stuff on my computer downloaded that i didn't dig first time and then have gone back to....but i could easily have just deleted it if i needed for space or summit
i dunno..any ideas?