the digital age that we live in is starting to beat me down or not so much beat me down so much as depress me. i love technology but when is enough going to be enough? none of this shit is truly making our lives any better, is it? are we more informed and connected? absolutely, but its not making me a better person or my life any better. sure, i have made some online friends and am up on the latest musical happenings and such, which is very important to me; but its all fluff. its something to fill the void of actual human interaction which unfortunately now, since the boy came along, is seriously lacking. so in that respect it has helped me with maintaining some kind of social life, no matter how weird it may be.
i will be honest and say i download a lot of music and while it fills my need for new music, it has taken away from the actual thrill of going into a record store and picking up the newest release. there was always great anticipation going to my local record store on tuesdays and ripping through the packaging and drooling with anticipation on whats going to come through your speakers. with the advent of torrent sites and what not, i now usually have new releases a few months in advance and while the thrill is still there its just not the same. i wish i could not download them but when they are out there, i gots to have them. so, i am in a bit of a quandry when it comes to downloading music. i want that old feeling but i am too much of a “got to have it now” type of person to wait till that glorious tuesday.