A few months ago Stephen told me about a family tradition he’d like to have. He wanted a tradition of a “listening” for every new music album we purchased. When we get a new CD or album on iTunes, we take the time to sit and listen through the album from start to finish on good speakers. We discuss the new sounds and what we like or don’t; we discuss the bands previous albums and compare it to the new one. We look at the album art, discuss lyrics, and listen to drum beats.
Perhaps that’s stating the obvious; did you all know what a “listening” was? I wasn’t sure. Or maybe I was just a little skeptical. It’s quite difficult for me to sit through a movie, so an entire music album seemed…long.
But we have now held our first. And it was fun!
We had some visiting friends bring over the new Mumford & Son’s album, Wilder Minds, when they came to Mae Sot in May. So we were a little behind the game to only be listening now, but getting a new album purchased and across the ocean is no easy task. Neither is finding a couple hours to sit and listen to an album in the time of day where the kids aren’t too loud to disrupt the music, but also the blaring music isn’t too loud to disrupt the neighborhood.