This blog post is totally stolen from Natalie, my MC in WHERE CURRENTS PULL, who thinks about these types of things more than I do. She's a clever, funny girl and I thought I'd share it for those of you who haven't met her. For those of you who have, this will be something like repeating a scene from a movie you love. Because you love that story, and you enjoy repeating things (I'm talking to you, Babs, and I'm referring to DREAM OF AN INSOMNIAC.)
I'm a music freak. Literally a freak. I listen to music all day, sometimes at night. I have a song in my head every moment of every day. I listen to a lot of bands, but there are a few I OBSESS over. I'm a total Tuesday. What's a Tuesday? Glad you asked.
There are three types of people in the modern world: Tuesdays, Fridays, and everyone else.
Tuesdays love music, but they love their bands/artists specifically. They are intense, obsessive people- the type who know the year the album came out, who mixed it, who produced. The bands they love are like extended family, and they look forward to release dates like some people look forward to Christmas or birthdays. I call them Tuesdays because that's when new albums come out. A Tuesday will take off work to wait outside the record store so they can be the first to buy the new release and then listen to it all day.
Fridays are also music lovers, they just don't freak out as hard. Fridays don't need to take a day off. They wait until payday (hence Friday) and then go shopping, where they'll buy a few CDs and/or LPs. A Friday tends to have more diverse taste, and makes the best mixes. Everyone should have a Friday friend because they expose you to new things- helpful for a Tuesday looking for a new obsession. My Friday is Rich Sexy Hot Voyager. He's an awesome resource.
Everyone Else is literally everyone else- those people who like songs, but don't know the title or artist. The people who download a single, but never the album. They've never heard of Reckless Records or Wax Trax, couldn't make any money at Disc Replay. No dis on these guys. Some people just aren't into music that much. I don't get it, but it's okay.
Listening to: Sia "We Are Born"