I’ve always loved music, it’s been my job in various guises for over 20years and I anticipate that by next year I will have over 5000,albums in my collection.
However, I have never been that fussed about going to gigs. I go to them but nowhere near the amount that my contemporaries or a lot of you guys on here do. Also once I have seen a band and in theory ‘ticked them off’ would likely never bother again. Been asking myself lately as to why.
Is it similar to what Andy Partridge of XTC suggests when asked why he doesn’t tour “you wouldn’t ask Picasso to get up on stage and re:paint his pictures”. I:e the music is never as good as on the record.
Or is it that to me music is a personal experience, meant to be heard at home, on my ipod etc rather than in a room full of strangers.
Anyone feel similar or have any thoughts?
Be interested to know.