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PostSubject: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:18 pm


Am I the only one?

I am not listening to music much these days. I take a book in my hands instead.

I sold almost all of my christian rock and metal collection and am planning to do the same with my secular music.

I am making decisions to leave a small collection of music for the days I want to listen something.

I find new music uninspiring. I havenīt bought any new music in a long time. There seems not to be anything worth of it.

When I listen to music, I listen the old albums I have and.. those I enjoy. The music Iīm planning to keep are from early 90īs untill the end of the 90īs.

I love live-music, but because of my family I have no time to enjoy it at the moment.

Strange. There was a time I was a sucker for new music.



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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:21 pm

I've been the other way around for a while now. There's no way that I would get rid of my books, though!

I'll let my kids enjoy them............
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:33 pm

I would be real careful about unloading everything. I've gone through periods of apathy about music...and movies...and books, etc. However, eventually that period comes to an end and your passion returns. Then you just end up having to buy everything again.

I wouldn't jump too fast into this.
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:39 pm

I'll echo what SD said. Don't be so quick to ditch the collection. I sold my collection many times during the 90s when cash was tight and regretted it every time. I haven't sold anything for 15 years now and I don't plan to start any time soon. I do go through periods where I don't feel like listening to anything or writing reviews but then some song kickstarts my interest again and it's off to the races.

I also find that the more stressed I am, the less time I will spend tracking down music. For instance, when I was going through a divorce a few years ago, I bought albums but never really listened to them and stopped keeping up with the world of Metal. Luckily, that time passed and my passion for it is as strong as ever.

I say give it some time and see if you still feel the same way.
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:43 pm

You need some new experiences to unlock what you can potentially experience in art, all the languages of expression in the whole world can be thrown at you but if you don't speak them, no beauty will be evident in their prose. Or it could be you only need to listen in a different way. Don't be discouraged or final about the music. Of course, remember that this is coming from somebody who can't fathom a world without it, and wouldn't bother to live in such a world.
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:13 pm

There's a medical term for this. It's called "Nightwish-itis"; a serious inflammation of the ears caused by listening to too much pretentious, overblown, operatic power metal. Laughing

Seriously though, as others have said, don't do the "unload everything" route because you'll probably end up regretting it. Unless you need the money, just put the CDs away and let them gather dust. My guess is you'll rediscover your love for them later.

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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:53 pm

I've been that way with motorcycles for a while now. Rode for the first time in 3 months tonight. No way I would sell any of them, I know I would regret it. I've had a bike since I was 10!!
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:33 pm

I get burned out and then go on to other stuff for awhile but I agree - dont get rid the stuff you have. You will want it back again, even if you dont see yourself listening to it again.

I try to listen to music as work and then listen to the talk shows in the car. I dont get a ton of time to listen at home but I do try to relax to something mellow before bed.

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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:38 pm

I've ditched a large portion of my collection (for religious reasons) before and I've re-purchased almost all of it down the road. If you must ditch it, rip them to a computer and also store them in a external hard drive (to be stored safely-mine is in a fire proof safe). The back up is there in case of an emergency. Last year when I was fired and denied unemployment I sold a large amount of CDs on here. The hard drive on my computer (external) stopped working and I couldn't get it fixed. Over a dozen CDs I sold, while confident to having it ripped) have been lost to me. More would have been lost if some HoM metal members sent me copies of some of the lost albums.

For me, I haven't been able to listen to nearly as much music as I used to because my workplace forbids it (and I spend almost more time at work than I do waking time at home). On the same token, I'm trying to read more as I haven't read a full book in over a year and I used to read them all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:45 pm

One fringe benefit of my job, I can crank it up as loud as I want!!
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:27 pm

Hamer12 wrote:
One fringe benefit of my job, I can crank it up as loud as I want!!

I hates you!

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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:48 am

Witchfinder wrote:
I'll echo what SD said. Don't be so quick to ditch the collection. I sold my collection many times during the 90s when cash was tight and regretted it every time. I haven't sold anything for 15 years now and I don't plan to start any time soon. I do go through periods where I don't feel like listening to anything or writing reviews but then some song kickstarts my interest again and it's off to the races.

I also find that the more stressed I am, the less time I will spend tracking down music. For instance, when I was going through a divorce a few years ago, I bought albums but never really listened to them and stopped keeping up with the world of Metal. Luckily, that time passed and my passion for it is as strong as ever.

I say give it some time and see if you still feel the same way.

Ditto!!
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:38 am

I wish I had more time to read.

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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:10 pm

When I read I need it to be nice and quiet (although music can be playing in the background). Too many distractions if the tv's on,people talking to you,etc. My ideal time is beofre I leave for work but that's only about 10-15 minutes and it ends up taking me a while to finish a book.
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:11 pm

Sole Survivor wrote:

Am I the only one?

I am not listening to music much these days. I take a book in my hands instead.

I sold almost all of my christian rock and metal collection and am planning to do the same with my secular music.

I am making decisions to leave a small collection of music for the days I want to listen something.

I find new music uninspiring. I havenīt bought any new music in a long time. There seems not to be anything worth of it.

When I listen to music, I listen the old albums I have and.. those I enjoy. The music Iīm planning to keep are from early 90īs untill the end of the 90īs.

I love live-music, but because of my family I have no time to enjoy it at the moment.

Strange. There was a time I was a sucker for new music.




You just described me as to where I am now. I am reading way more than listening to/ buying music these days. Last year, I unloaded a bunch of CD's away. Maybe I'm getting older, I don't know, but I'm with you on this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:01 am

tohostudios wrote:
There's a medical term for this. It's called "Nightwish-itis"; a serious inflammation of the ears caused by listening to too much pretentious, overblown, operatic power metal. Laughing


lol!

Nightwish is actually one of the rare bands that I find inspiring at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:03 am

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tohostudios wrote:
There's a medical term for this. It's called "Nightwish-itis"; a serious inflammation of the ears caused by listening to too much pretentious, overblown, operatic power metal. Laughing


lol!

Nightwish is actually one of the rare bands that I find inspiring at the moment.

Smile

You should read more. Laughing very hard
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:31 am

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You should read more. Laughing very hard

lol!

I guess both of us are right Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:08 am

At times I've gotten really burned out on reading. Starting books and then never finishing them. I still have never gone back to reading fiction despite being a big reader. Even the non-fiction stuff has to really grab me for me to finish it. I've become a big skim reader unfortunately.

Still can't bring myself to sell all my books though. I still even hit up library book sales too. Guess I'm hopeful my love of reading will one day come back.
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:38 pm

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Sole Survivor wrote:
tohostudios wrote:
There's a medical term for this. It's called "Nightwish-itis"; a serious inflammation of the ears caused by listening to too much pretentious, overblown, operatic power metal. Laughing


lol!

Nightwish is actually one of the rare bands that I find inspiring at the moment.

Smile

You should read more. Laughing very hard

Laughing very hard

lol!

I am pretty burned out on tv at the moment. I just dont find a lot of stuff interesting right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:01 am

I am currently reading a book that instructs one on not only how to listen to music, but informs the individual on the merits of purchasing it in the manner that suits you best.


humor (or lack thereof aside) The hunt is usually more interesting

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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:13 pm

I guess I can read under most situations. Just yesterday while listening to some music on a killer sound system quite loudly (rented a truck this weekend, mine is in the shop), I was able to read and finish my book.
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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:01 pm

DallasBlack wrote:
I guess I can read under most situations. Just yesterday while listening to some music on a killer sound system quite loudly (rented a truck this weekend, mine is in the shop), I was able to read and finish my book.

I do love reading to music. Tolkien and metal just go great together.

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PostSubject: Re: Enjoying reading more than music these days   Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:36 pm

When i read to music i make sure the album is either from the year the book was released/written or earlier. If im reading a book from 1998 for example, i'd prefer to be listening to music that was around at that time to keep me in the mood. Of course, for books pre-1970 i dont follow this rule (i dont have much pre-70s music).
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