I don’t remember if I purchased Radiohead’s Kid A on exactly October 2, 2000. I probably did. Back then, it was a quick lunch-time trip to Best Buy to browse their massive Compact Disc layout that took up most of the retail floor space. On an end-cap, you would find the displays with all the “New Releases.” I would have paid in cash. Probably after I made the trip to the bank to cash my paycheck. I don’t think I even had a credit card in 2000. I am not sure if I even had a checking account.
A couple friends recently made posts about the 10 albums that affected them. See Alex’s list at this link. See my friend Jeff’s post here. This was great for a couple reasons. I am also nostalgic about the music I have listened to over the years, especially with an overflowing rack of CDs. The second was also to remind people that Facebook sucks and they will vacuum up the data from your personal posts and build more data on you. In addition, as Alex said, #SayNoToWalledGardens.
2017: A Sense of Loss
Like any year, we lose amazing artists whose contributions were immense. 2017 seemed to be an especially sad year. Some I couldn’t even image what rock music would be like (Fats Domino and Chuck Berry).