30 Dec 2013, 05:11
As the year draws to a close, I felt inspired to share some thoughts I've had relating to music and its place in our lives. Throughout the year, I've had ideas on possible entries to this seldom-used journal, but I think it's taken until now for viewpoints to coalesce and for themes therein to become apparent, and the end of the year is always a good time to reflect.
At the top of 2013, I found my listening habits in a state of flux from my once comfortable routine. I was a part of an amazing online social group listening experience not named Turntable.FM that had unfortunately finally petered out in 2012, leaving a void where I once had constant exposure to great music played by everyday people that was new to me if not to the world and the opportunity to share with others music I held dear. This loss was the subject of some surprising amount of angst for me. I had begun trying to fill the void last year by returning to my regular habits before social listening, but I had changed, and I missed the interactivity. …