Music is my life, even though I dislike live concerts for various reasons (~ too many ppl, music out of tune, etc.). Just a few years ago, I converted my entire collection of audio CDs into mp3 and kept them on an external hard disk – but about 2 years ago, I stopped downloading (legal) music because I figured that if I already *own* them, I’d also need to listen to them. This is also why I’ve switched to online compilations / remixes. As a music lover, the rule of thumb shd be: 1 album / month. Otherwise it’s too much information. Similar to eating too many sweets.
Unless of course we are talking about music from the continent, which is always welcome. I rejoice when I see the number of (really good) music blogs focussing on this very subject, and there’s nothing much I can add other than consuming various unearthed tracks with a huge appetite – and occasionally falling in love with a track. Like this one:
Chicken Run Band! Hallelujah!! !!1!11!
To my ears, this track and it’s flow is pure gold. Am waiting for the creative moment when someone turns this into a remix that emphasises the beat and singing by Thomas Mapfumo.