Comments on Profile Post by Stuff Jones

  1. Claritas
    I think we all know this, but we all forget it. I remember listening to music on a walkman with stock headphones at a teenager, and being transported to a wholly different realm of feelings and colors. Since age ~30, I've had that experience much less often, despite using much better equipment. And I wonder why, and what I can do about it.
    Jan 18, 2023
  2. Stuff Jones
    Stuff Jones
    I think the world becomes more disenchanted as we age. We spend thousands to try to get a little bit of that enchantment back, but its only a very little bit that we can recapture that way.
    Jan 18, 2023
  3. Case
    Context is everything. Listening to Ed Sheeran on a $20,000 system would still leave me feeling alienated.
    Jan 18, 2023
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  4. Cryptowolf
    What a wonderful way to start my morning. That was a glorious piece.
    Jan 18, 2023
  5. Cryptowolf
    And I don't know how to recapture enchantment except to see the world a-new through the experiences of another. I have no children, but welcoming a new puppy has opened my eyes to her fascination with things.
    Jan 18, 2023
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  6. zottel
    To me, as stupid as it may sound, the most important prerequisite for enchantment is that I actually WANT to listen to music. I. e. not only listen because there’s time available to listen.
    And then, of course, keeping to the task, i.e. not browsing SBAF while listening, or thinking about other stuff. And the right music for the mood.
    But it just can’t be conjured up, it has to happen.
    Jan 19, 2023