Previously I mentioned about the CD-buying sprees I’ve engaged in lately. I’ve come to view it as a win-win situation, since those CDs are ones I wouldn’t normally buy if they were still selling at their regular prices. So that’s a benefit for the record sellers. My benefit is I get to expand my CD collection. Plus, I am now able to further explore music genres. My latest acquisitions are very much varied: house, R&B, jazz, pop, rock, classical, hip hop… I also bought compilation albums touting to have selected the best of a particular decade.
I am overjoyed by this development, actually. From the compilations, I’ve learned that I like this artist and that band. I am no longer stuck to my favored genre, which is the “alternative” music of the 90s.
I think this is also the reason I was able to embrace the new sound and experimentations done by my favorite bands. I am no longer that music snob, stubbornly refusing to listen to anything that strays from my favorite genre. After all, why be stagnant?
Now, the only thing I am reluctant to embrace is digital music purchase. I just can’t bring myself to buy it. I need something tangible. I also don’t want to be stuck with the bit rate dictated by the online music store.
Learning, I am.