In this tumultuous time it is easy to slip into delirium. Everything that was analog (money, entertainment, human interaction) is becoming increasingly digital. There are various ways to stay grounded in reality and one past time that has existed for over 100 years is spinning some records.
Music not only soothes the shivers but ,specifically, music on vinyl allows for a tactile and tangible way to experience it. When listening you learn to recognize every bump and wave in a specific album in a way you might learn the curves of a loved one’s body. The action of flipping the album is something that no modern music platform offers. Albums also require commitment.
You must commit your time to listen or it will spiral at the center as if lost in the woods. You must commit to purchasing the music not only supporting the artist but solidifying your caring for those sounds. Every note a nod to an emotion or time that you’ve experienced. There are few medium to experience music that are as personal and meaningful. With every spin you are absorbed into the moment and taken back to a time from before masks, or required distance. A state of luxury in the world of today.