being broke & in a tiny new york apartment has changed my collecting habits. when i go to record stores these days, i just bring a pen and piece of paper. i rarely ever break out my wallet. i write down anything that sounds interesting and when i get home, i google search the title of the album along with the word "mediafire," "sendspace" or "sharebee" until i can find a forum board or blog that has posted a link to it. it is helpful to download software that will un .rar files as well.
from doing this, i have learn to keep tabs on a few blogs that share my taste in music. this one is the raddest & recently posted the new: blck kids, bck & wlkmen. i keep tabs on this one, this one & this one as well.
i am practicing a sort of cognitive dissonance a kin to the vegan smoking habit i recently broke. one thing it obviously means, and i am not proud of, is that i am a thief. worse off, i am often times thieving from independent record labels. this habit is no worse than stealing off a merch table.
i'm at work now and shouldn't be posting this train of thought without further investigating my stance on it. however, this is also the glory of the interweb. half baked ideas can be published and traded so easily & free. right along side artwork & albums that have taken people years to create. it is sad, it is green (in a warped sort of way) & it is our future.
CD's are trash & labels like mt.st.mtn & p.w. elverum and sun are indie's only hope (canceling out the whole "green" theory with outsourced vinyl production creating three eye'd fish in russian streams). wow. back to work.