CD overload! I have just had way too much music coming into my house lately. Sure, there’s the advance copies for review purposes (which are always good and appreciated) but in addition to that I’ve been extremely active these last few months buying CDs. Not just new stuff, tons of old stuff from bands like Overkill, Angel, Riot, Starz, W.A.S.P, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Gary Moore, etc. Some of it I’ve already gotten reviewed, but there’s so much more to be heard and written about.
My computer area is cluttered and messy with CDs and I feel as if I’m losing control of my life! I have so much music to listen to, I don’t know what CD to play first. I’m not one of those “done in one” type of guys either, I really like to digest an album with a number of spins before feeling like I can give some qualified thoughts on them.
I feel at times that I’ve become a bit too review-driven. I still enjoy the music and I’ve heard lots of great stuff lately but it seems like I keep looking for the next CD to listen to just so I can talk about it. I miss those days of playing a CD over and over and over and over again, weeks and weeks after having first heard it.
So, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time we get back to basics. With the exception of a few upcoming new releases, I am imposing a moratorium on purchasing CDs. This will not affect the regularity of my updates, but for my own sanity and to maximize my enjoyment of the music, I need to cool it with the purchases!