In conjunction with trying to relax at my store, I've been buying music CD's.
After being dormant in my musical tastes for years (I'm perfectly happy playing decade old cd's) I purchased about 10 for the store a couple of years ago. A few months ago, I finally realized they would never sell, and opened them up.
Arcade Fire, the Shins, the New Pornographers, and so on.
Even these are a little long in the tooth, a couple of years old. For instance, I'm really digging the last Cheap Trick album, and I read this morning that there is a new Cheap Trick album.
Linda bought me the new Elvis Costello.
I've got a bet on with the new Wilco album at stake, but I don't know if I want to wait that long.
Reminds me a bit of how I started reading fantasy and science fiction again when the Lord of the Rings movies came out. I'd been off them for a decade or so, reading mostly mysteries, but it was fun to come back to them and discover new authors...
I'm trying to loosen up a bit. Allow myself to buy the occasional thing. Actually buy a donut at the 7-11. I can afford now not to just eat peanut butter sandwiches and listen to early Elvis Costello albums.
6 days ago