Re: Careless listening costs love of music, apparently.
Reply #1 – 2022-09-27 16:27:52
Yeah, I have never been a fan of streaming music as a general rule (I never used stuff like Spotify and the like beside maybe a once in a while song on say YouTube or something to that effect, especially if I can't find a proper copy elsewhere etc). I prefer CD/FLAC or MP3 and the like in general for pretty much all of the music I actually care about and go out of my way to listen to.
but I suspect some people just casually play music in the background without really listening, sort of like background noise, as if I go out of my way to play something, ill actually listen to it. but they also mentioned records/tapes... I never really understood the appeal of those as I used tapes back-in-the-day when they where more common, which for me was pretty much early-to-mid 1990's or so, call it the 1990's. but after that (probably about late 1990's on forward(especially by the end area of the 1990's)) was basically CD's and never looked back as those are still easily the all-around best way to experience music in general (or equivalent like FLAC etc) even though I have not used CD's more regularly since probably the 2000's (mostly early-to-mid 2000's or so I think). but I still do occasionally play a burned CD-R on my Panasonic RX-DS620 (still the best standalone CD player I got and I had it basically 30+ years now) which has a mfg date of April 1991 on it and that's about when we got it as before I seen that date on the bottom of it not all that long ago now I kind of figured I got that in 1991-1992 (I was pretty much a teenager or a bit shy of it back then) as I knew it was no later than 1993 because I still have a tape with some stuff I recorded off the radio on that back then in Oct 1993 as one specific song on it I dated Oct 22nd 1993. but sadly, the tape player on it is pretty much shot as while I can still 'play' a tape on it not long ago (the one I mentioned from Oct 1993 a moment ago), I think if I press rewind, or maybe it was fast forward, the tape deck will get stuck and I had to take it apart to spin some sort of plastic gear inside of it to free the tape, so while it's not entirely shot, it mostly is. but most importantly the CD player on it still works well (even plays overburned CD-R's as I got some not long ago and it plays to at least 82min15sec(shows up as 82min12sec on the CD players display)) which is mainly what I am concerned with on it anyways as without the CD player function, the unit would be largely junk to me since I don't really care about basic radio station stuff in general. anyways, I still have my old Sony CD Walkman (basically portable use), which has a mfg date of December 1999 (I probably got it sometime in the year 2000), a little here and there over the years since (I just use NiMh (say Eneloop) in it for occasion use), mostly for old times sake, but it's still a reliable way for me to play music since it plays CD-R's and can use two regular AA's, which makes it a bit more timeless (which is why I dislike a lot of modern tech which largely has switched over to rechargeable lithium but once the device get old you can't really find any replacement batteries for it and even if you do, they are generic junk which is why it's nice to have AAA or AA battery support since you can find quality NiMh replacement batteries and still have the option of using regular AA/AAA if needed on random devices). it's not my first couple of portable CD players I had, which those were power hogs and did not have skip protection as I don't know what happened to those as I want to say those were probably early 1990's tech and portable CD players came a long way in battery life/not skipping by the end of the 1990's. but I do sort of agree with what was said in the article about sometimes some music grows on you a bit in that when you first hear it, it does not really stand out to you, but gets a bit better with hearing it here and there as time passes. but then again, I would say in general that if something is good it will grab my attention immediately. but in regards to single songs vs albums... just over the years, the odds are against a whole album being good enough to listen to. which is why I tend to go through my stuff and mostly make custom stuff, basically trim-the-junk basically. this way you keep the quality of the songs playing quite a bit higher on average. like for example I got a hold of quite a bit of Ozzy Osbourne music and once I remove the bloat, which took quite a bit of time to sort through, I basically trimmed it down to two CD's at 80min-ish each tops that's worth going out of my way to listen to as this gets rid of the 'filler'. but I think with this push of a lot of modern things is a disposable mentality. but personally anything of any value to me, like say in terms of music/movies/video games, I want it in my possession so I can play it whenever I want and don't need a internet connection to use it. but thanks for the article p.s. I would say for me ranking movies/music/video games in terms of all-around/general volume of each that it would rank for me like this overall 1)Movies 2)Music 3)Video Games. because there is only a fair small amount of video games ill go out of my way to replay from time-to-time as the years pass. music is higher here, but movies definitely take the top spot for me overall, especially if you were to compare movies to music with say one movie vs one album sort of thing as there are far more movies ill go out of my way to re-watch than there would be albums to re-listen to. like with movies, currently, there are 148 movies I consider enjoyable enough to consider them among my favorite movies with a additional 63 movies being a bit shy of that status and then there is roughly another few hundred I still mildly like and generally speaking anything I consider a favorite movie, or thereabouts, tends to see at least one re-watch every few years or so tops. with music on the other hand, even if you measure say '1 album' as roughly 60 minutes of music, I can't imagine there is anywhere near a couple hundred albums or so worth to compete with movies by this sort of standard. but I guess music can have it's advantages in you can get pretty good bang-for-the-buck in terms of little time spent for good enjoyment since you only need about 3-5min of time for a quality song where as say movies etc you typically need a couple of hours of ones time. but I would say back when I was younger (pretty much around the age of 25 and younger) video games as a whole were stronger for me. but once I got to around the age of 30 (more than 10 years ago now) I could tell they started to mostly fizzle out for me to where I got much more selective. but it could be partially due to that they mostly recycle the same ol' stuff and just have graphics improvements as time passes etc. because even the games I do replay tend to be series that go back probably around 10 years or further. then you got those types of games that are good for quick pick-up-and-play types, which are nice from time-to-time, but I mostly replay stuff with good characters/stories nowadays and so on... .