I’m irritable and one thing that really irritates me is vinyl records.
The whole word-vomit-diatribes that it sounds better, art work, blah, blah, blah. I don’t care. I don’t care about colored vinyl, how thick the record is, how many were pressed, that there is a special cover or an obi strip.
HOW IS THE MUSIC?! That’s all that matters. How does it move you. What do you love about it, what don’t you like about it.
The religious-ritualistic garbage about playing a record is pointless. I want to discuss the music not being lectured on why I should listen to it on a particular format or that it’s some kind of social thing that makes it superior. The personal interaction I want sharing music with others and having discussion about it not what it’s played on.
This story and the comments on it are what set me off.