[78-L] Collecting [was Record store closure]

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Dec 28 15:11:00 PST 2012

On 28/12/12 20:45, Mike Harkin wrote:
> --- On Fri, 12/28/12, Robert M. Bratcher Jr. <rbratcherjr at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Robert M. Bratcher Jr. <rbratcherjr at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Record store closure
> To: "78-L Mail List" <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
> Date: Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:49 PM
> I'd still prefer to collect records instead of stamps though.....
> So would I, actually.  You can only look at  a stamp, not listen to it [even if it commemorates a musician], whereas a record you can do both.  Double the bang
> for your buck.
> Mike in Plovdiv - who must satisfy his addiction now with cd reissues, the record
> collector's methadone....
Record, and film collecting, are the only "living, breathing" preserved 
art forms. The rest you can only gaze at.

On the question of the visual arts, I don't find watching musicians 
performing their art on film very satisfying. Every time you watch it's 
exactly the same, whereas if you are just listening, your imagination 
can run riot--you can imagine what the musicians look like, where they 
are placed in relation to each other, the decor of the studio, the 
lighting etc. In order words, your perception can change with each playing.

      Julian Vein

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