Moratorium

CD overload! I have just had way too much music coming into my house lately. Sure, there’s the advance copies for review purposes (which are always good and appreciated) but in addition to that I’ve been extremely active these last few months buying CDs. Not just new stuff, tons of old stuff from bands like Overkill, Angel, Riot, Starz, W.A.S.P, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Gary Moore, etc. Some of it I’ve already gotten reviewed, but there’s so much more to be heard and written about.

My computer area is cluttered and messy with CDs and I feel as if I’m losing control of my life! I have so much music to listen to, I don’t know what CD to play first. I’m not one of those “done in one” type of guys either, I really like to digest an album with a number of spins before feeling like I can give some qualified thoughts on them.

I feel at times that I’ve become a bit too review-driven. I still enjoy the music and I’ve heard lots of great stuff lately but it seems like I keep looking for the next CD to listen to just so I can talk about it. I miss those days of playing a CD over and over and over and over again, weeks and weeks after having first heard it.

So, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time we get back to basics. With the exception of a few upcoming new releases, I am imposing a moratorium on purchasing CDs. This will not affect the regularity of my updates, but for my own sanity and to maximize my enjoyment of the music, I need to cool it with the purchases!

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Posted on February 2, 2010, in Blog Stuff and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. That’s cool I have had to do that from time to time, the whole point of music is enjoy it and I digest it, for awhile (years ago) I would buy a lot of CD’s, enjoy the hell of them but then put them away and not listen to them for months.

    I know try to take time and enjoy the music and not just buy to fill out my collection.

  2. Well spoken, uh, written! I second that “moratorium”. Still, I “lose control”… just the sight of a CD aisle in any store… the sight of a fye store from afar… driving by a Best Buy… I just can’t shake the urge to “buy” a CD. Reviews are great to share with the Metal community… yours have helped me out tremendously. The bands you listed that you have bought recently are MUST… what’s a Metalhead to do? Don’t get overwhelmed… it’s Metal! You are right on about “digesting” an album… that is “old school” and the right thing to do.

    Look at it this way… you could be wasting your hard earned money on senseless stuff like lottery tickets or buying total strangers “rounds of ” beer in a bar. I’m using this “blizzard weekend” in Pennsylvania to sort out the CD “situation” myself. Remember – your not alone!!

  3. Hear, hear! I often find myself listening to new music and thinking “How can I relate this to my body of reviews?’ I gotta take a good long road-trip and actually let the enjoyment factor back in.

    On the other hand, that’s when I know that something’s really great – it snaps me out of too much thinking and just puts a grin on my face. My Fear Factory review is way late because I just want to spin it all the time without “working” on it.

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