I woke up this morning not wanting to wake up this morning. Everything about existing hurt. I did wake up this morning, but it took me about one hour to pry myself out of bed. I still have four more mornings, potentially this bad, before the surgery to help my spine. Until then, I have to make every effort to maintain my body’s decrepit state. After meandering through some media, I feel ready to write.
There are achievements in videogames that I don’t have the nerves to attain. Whether there are platforms I don’t have the patience to precisely jump on, given tens or hundreds of jumps, shots that I don’t have the patience to execute, or other examples, I want to casually meander through 80% of media to comprehensively meander through the remaining 20% of media. A casual rule of thumb might be: I’ll give up after 10 attempts in an 80% media.
I’ve listened to shy of 230 albums released in 2020 between January 01 and May 16. I listen to new albums primarily to hear new things but secondarily to find new favorites. Over these past few months, I’ve only found three albums that I would consider buying. All the rest I heard legally, through streaming platforms, so I’ve invested zero dollars into this project. I still wonder, though, why do I keep up this project, this Album Review Game?
For as long as I can remember, in recent memory especially, I’ve had mild tinnitus. Maybe it was caused by the Motörhead show that introduced me to live music? Maybe it was the years of listening to music with headphones? Maybe it’d always been there? I was told recently that my vocational work office has white noise generators that were installed to keep us calm. I’m not even being sarcastic or dystopian. Headache-inducing calm, perhaps?
One problem with enjoying a wide variety of music is that inevitably two performers will play on the same night. Since I’ve seen both Testament and Acid Mothers Temple live, it was just more practical properly seeing Testament live since I already bought tickets, even though I’m a bigger AMT fan. As it turns out, Year of the Cobra was performing the same night, so regardless I would have been missing out. Was it worthwhile?