For the Record…

They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step towards healing.
Well. I think I may have a problem.

before we begin, please note that there will be grammatical errors, as I’m free-writing more than not.
I’m not gonna go back and edit it. Apologies. Hopefully, you’ll get what I meant to say and not what I actually wrote.

For Christmas, you see, my wife gifted me a vinyl player.
I’ve been going back and forth on getting one for years, but she graciously made the decision for me.

And ever since then, I’ve been (self admittedly) out of control in buying records.
Like. I can’t stop.
I had some cash I’ve been squirreling away for a rainy day.
Well, after some weather problems, I had to get a new gaming system because our PS4 got fried. Insurance was gonna give me some money for a replacement. At had a decision to make: do I get a used PS4 or do I put that insurance claim money and some of the rainy day cash towards a PS5?

I went with the latter.

And with remaining rainy day cash, instead of putting it aside and rebuilding the stash, I went and bought records.

A lot of it.
Too many.
And I feel like I want — nay need — more records to round out my vinyl “collection.”
Also, there’s this place in Webster called Sweet Spot and it’s a used record store. I like going there.

The funny thing is, I listen to music like a heathen.
I rarely sit through an entire album.
I random play through my liked songs.
If not that, I just have one big playlist for car drives.
It’s funny sometimes. I’ll go from Kpop to Taylor Swift to Kendrick Lamar to Hillsong United.

But with the record player, I have to listen to the entire album.
And I enjoy doing so.
I don’t normally engage in pretentious stuff.
And if I do, I’m obviously not aware that I’m being pretentious.
But, one of the most pretentious things I’ve done is sitting and listening to a Miles Davis record sipping on Kentucky bourbon. And I know it’s pretentious as I’m doing it, because it feels pretentious. But I love every second of it. hahahaha.

I’ve put a moratorium on my record buying activity. No records (used or new) until March. Maybe.
So far, my favorites are: Golden Hour – Kacey Musgrave; Midnight – Taylor Swift; Joshua Tree- U2; Back to Black – Amy Winehouse.

Anyway, really — this post was an excuse to find a way to plug in my book.
The paperback and the ebook will come out on February 6th!

However, you can preorder your copy of the ebook for just 2.99!

We’re about two weeks from the book releasing and… honestly, I don’t know how to feel.
I feel excited for sure, don’t get me wrong.
But I also feel anxious.
And a little bit of a burden.
Don’t know what that’s about.

Anyway February 6th!

Thanks for reading! And instead of sending help, send vinyl records!

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