Right now I’m in the middle of reading this 1Up article on the West’s fascination with Japan’s ‘perverted’ videogames (well worth a read even if you’re not into gamer culture) and buying a friend a birthday present despite not knowing whether it’s already been or not. Hm.
I’m also trying to figure out what music I like. Lately I’ve been in an unhealthy pattern of listening to only two or three bands at a time, and usually only one album at that, or else whatever CDs are lying around. I need to get back into searching for new bands that don’t sound like anything else I’ve heard before, or old bands that I missed first time around delving into my dad’s record collection.
And now I’ve made my readers who actually have record collections feel terribly old. Except that half of my similarly-aged friends are musos of various ranks and thus collect vinyl as though it were a oddly circular form of crack.
All of which is to say that there’s work that needs doing and I am nowhere near it. ‘Til next time.