In my youth I would hear about a new record, hear a song or two on the radio and then get the album and submerge myself in it. As I got older and had less time to devote to discovering things I changed my method. Now I "acquire" large chunks of music based on a friend's advice or many times on a whim and put them on my iPod without ever hearing it until it comes up on a shuffle.
It's sort of like my own personal radio station except that if I hear something I don't like I can quickly skip to the next song. I then fine tune my library by examining my iTunes and removing those songs that have been skipped.
Every once in a while I come across a gem that so intrigues me that I have to hear it over and over again. Good thing the iPod can skip back as well as forward. Heres my latest obsession; "NYC" by Jason Faulkner.
Now don't be surprised that I didn't already know every song by this guy. You would think he'd be a staple in my collection, being a member of Jellyfish and also because of another song from another group he was in that I've previously been obsessed with, "Alex Again" (but that's another blog post).
"NYC" simply put, ROCKS THE FUCK OUT! And at the same time displays a musicality that makes me smile ear to ear.
Click Jason's photo above and hear the two songs for yourself.