I am a music lover and I have always owned a turntable. I listen to records nearly every day. Music is not only about the pleasure of listening to the melodies, harmonies, rhythms, and lyrics invoked by the songs. It’s also about the memories that the music from a particular album creates or brings back.
I grew up primarily listening to pop and rock music of the 1960s and ’70s – what I refer to as the “golden age of vinyl”. Most of my record collection consists of music from that era. I have however always enjoyed listening to new sounds and have albums from all the decades that followed, up through today. I am particularly intrigued by many of the newer artists that are gaining popularity today. Similar to the way the “underground” FM radio stations in the ’60s seemed to endlessly expand the possibilities of what was popular music then, I see the Internet taking over that role today. I am also excited to see, with the resurgence of vinyl today, many newer bands releasing their music on what I feel is the best medium for both sound and artistic expression.
My intent here is to share my listening experiences with you by sharing what I hope is interesting information about the bands or albums I’m listening to on any given day – an interesting memory I have relating to the artist or album – a significant event in my life, a concert I was at, or how I discovered that artist. Whatever the case may be, when the album ends, the writing wraps up too. So don’t expect any detailed essays here; just off-the-cuff musings relating to the album I am listening to.
I hope you enjoy the music and the memories.