This music page covers my interests and passions for the sonic arts. Although I am a visual learner and a visual artist, music is probably the art I spend the most time being a patron.
My musical interests are wide and varied. I have an extended CD collection with some vinyl. I often say that I have everything from Slayer to Mozart in my music collection, which is true. All of my music has been legally obtained. I still prefer physical media, although I do convert much of it to digital for use on my computer and phone. I am in the process of cataloging my entire collection on Discogs.
These days, I prefer to listen to independent rock, metal, electronic, and ambient. But, I own a little of everything. An entire afternoon lost in listening to a great album is not a wasted moment to me. Its a great way to grasp the subtleties in the work.
I believe in the value of Record Stores. I greatly miss the local stores I used to visit regularly, like Tower Records and Music Trader. One of my favorite things to do is visit a local store, and immediately turn on the Shazam app on my phone. I have discovered so much new work this way.
Here are a couple local stores I recommend:
If you’re in Hollywood: Amoeba Music
If you’re in the Inland Empire: Mad Platter
Don’t forget that April 21, 2018 is Record Store Day. Go visit your independent record store and keep them in business!