Friday, July 10, 2009

The sorry state of my musical life

I turned on PBS tonight (yep, another wild Friday night for me!), and Death Cab for Cutie was performing. I decided I like them. I may order their CD "Transatlanticism." Also, I heard this group called Elizabeth & the Catapult on NPR the other week and liked them, too, so I might get their CD "Taller Children." This is a big deal for me, since I don't really buy music anymore. I don't mean that I download it illegally or anything. Sadly enough, I just don't actually listen to much music. My 20-something self would feel so sorry for me. I think it started when I moved to New York in 2000. I always used to listen to the radio in the car, and that's how I would find out about new songs and bands. But when I moved to New York, I didn't have a car anymore, so my radio listening almost completely ceased. And maybe because the city is noisy, my first instinct when I get home isn't to turn on some music, but revel in the quiet. Then when by some miracle I do hear a new song and decide I like it enough to buy it, then I have the format choice to consider. Should I just download that one song, or buy the whole album on CD, or etc. etc. etc. I end up feeling so overwhelmed, I don't buy anything at all.

But Death Cab for Cutie AND Elizabeth & The Catapult are both sitting in my shopping cart right now. I haven't bought them yet, though. There are some books I want to order while I'm at it. But I can't order EVERY book I want -- I have to narrow it down. So that's yet another decision to make. Hmmm.

Oh well...I'll let you know if I actually place the order sometime this century....


  1. Try WFUV - they stream online and share your funny political sentiments.