This clip from Spike Jonze's Adaptation totally captures how I feel about records right now.
For the past three years, since I moved to Jersey, I've had a shitty iTunes set up for my home stereo. I've acquired a ton of music digitally in that time, but i just listened to it in the car, on my commute, at work.
This wasn't really a problem thanks to my record habit. 99% of the time at home I listened to vinyl. I regularly bought used and new records. I've been collecting for... 15 years?! I have a ton of records and I play DJ all day everyday.
So recently I threw down on a Sonos system. Dope. A little pricey. but it was super easy to set up, i control it with my iPhone, totally intuitive, you can sync all your rooms, or play different tunes in different rooms. It's great. And through that I'm rediscovering all this music that I've forgotten. And it's so easy to put on, like, all the 100% Dynamite Comps on Shuffle and you're covered for the weekend. Today I put on all my Grant Green tracks for jazz brunch, and I had only gotten through the "J" songs by dinner time.
And just like that... "Done With Fish". That may be a bit extreme (I don't think I'll ever be able to pass a milk crate of records at a garage sale or flea market without stopping) but suddenly where I was pretty obsessed with records now I'm... meh. I'm absolutely at peace with selling off a few shelves worth on eBay.
Anywho, the reason this interests you is that I'm in the throes of a vinyl rip-a-thon over here. I have my system worked out, I'm ripping like 4-5 albums a day. You're going to want to do a DVD trade with me sometime soon.
On that note, can some of you motherfuckers post something please? Thanks.
P.S. I'm sorry if my use of swear or "curse" words offends anyone. I'm trying to clean up my WWALT act.