junk wax


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I think it changes things certainly. Men my age get all watery eyed at having had very small record collections and needing to make a decision about which album to buy next - often a thought process that would last for weeks.
When filesharing and CDJs arrived I lost all interest in music for a while. It all became filecollecting/"sharing".

The silly amounts spent on 12s was a rite of passage for some, certainly was for me. Some would also call it sunk costs.


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there are ways you can turn the internet - youtube, discogs, etc - into a stay-at-home surrogate for the record shop. similar effects of randomness, stumbling across stuff you never knew existed. but without the tactile element of sifting. the smell of the record store. or the libidinal pay off of buying something.