When I was a kid, one of my favorite pastimes was listening to music. Seriously, whenever a friend would call and ask what I was up to, more often that not I would say, “Listening to music.” and the response would invariable be, “Awesome, what are you listening to?” and the conversation would go from there. It seems as though listening to music as a ‘thing’ has lost its way. I’m noticing more and more these days that music has been relegated to background noise while cooking or cleaning or working.That extract is from an article on White Noise which echoes sentiments that have been expressed On An Overgrown Path in the past, and which chime with recent musings on changing the way we listen. My current foreground listening includes Decca's retrospective Neville Marriner & The Academy of St Martin in the Fields: the Argo Years. Many of these legendary recordings are familiar to me from their original LP release, and all I can say after auditioning the twenty-eight CD transfers is - awesome, what are you listening to?
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