How do you get around this?
For the last couple of months, and especially since I entered my 30's, I've been realising that I'm actually getting a bit sick of music. It's been almost 20 years now for me of checking out new releases, investigating older releases, reading the music press religiously, and discussing music with everyone and anyone that is willing to discuss it, whether they have a similar level of passion or just casual music fans. So, it's kinda sad in a way that I've found myself reaching this crossroads where I'm beginning to get very little joy out of new releases, and I'm even beginning to find discussing music a very tiring, even pointless, experience.
Is this just a natural thing to happen? Is it only natural that the older I'm getting, the less point I see in ranking releases and waxing lyrical over things that merely amount to a 'collection of songs', or what essentially is soundwaves belched into the air? Is it wrong that I should find myself not feeling much of a connection to music to the extent that I once did? Or that a new release don't really feel like it has a sense of occasion anymore?
I always used to be confounded when I came across people who didn't consider music to be important. Sadly, I'm finding myself on the brink of understanding their point of view.