Ahh, more Gen X navel gazing about the changes in the music world. I’m sorry, I can’t avoid reading these pieces, linking to them, or adding some comments of my own.
I think most of that is because this profound change in the technology of music has come right at the time my generation shifted into true adulthood: the getting married, having babies, and getting deep into your career part of adulthood. Which is more responsible for our changing relationship with music, the move to easily obtained digital music or the shift of our free time being devoted to work and family? As we can never exactly determine the answer, it’s hard for me to say that it’s just because music is digital now that I don’t connect with it the way I used to.
Anyway, Kyle Ryan is the latest music writer to tackle this pressing issue.
And maybe that’s what owning music means now: only buying what you really love, and streaming the rest.