I can sometimes be a little bit of a music purist. I long for the days of the turntable (days I never had), when music was more then background to our lives. I have often thought or been told that this time never existed, but for the sake my nostalgia I believe it did.
So because of that I was surprised when recently I haven't been able to listen to long songs. Maybe I just have ADD, but I can't listen to one song for more then 10 min, around min 8 I will have just zoned out. Maybe I am thinking about these songs in the wrong way, maybe I have just gotten used to 2 min punk tracks (that probably isn’t it as I love The Decline
). That’s not to say there aren’t long tracks I like, as I write this I am listening to Yoo Doo Right
, but given the choice I will go for the song under 10 min 95% of the time.
I have a friend who loves prog rock. I always kid with him that he likes his music to be fucking epic, but fact is he does. He would definitely disagree with me about the long song thing. …