Random Thoughts, Post-21 Life and Growing a Beard
Today I was daydreaming (as per usual) of how simultaneously unsettling and awesome life is right now. This is the first fall of my life that I’m not enrolled in a school, that I’m not eagerly awaiting Thanksgiving and Christmas break to see my family because, well, I’m home all the time. I beat myself up early in the summer for not having a “real job” despite just finishing college with a B.A. in Journalism, though when I look back at the past 6 months of my life post-graduation, they’re easily some of the best of my life. I guess there’s just a certain awkwardness to not being fed that “next step” when school systems essentially cradle you for 16 years. So, I might not be living out that idealistic “real life.” I work at the same retail store I have been since I was 19, with some of my best friends in the world. I’ve snagged a really cool internship and have gotten to interview bands I worshipped as a kid. My band is almost done writing an album, and our music is one of the most important things in my life. I’m still pursuing my writing career aggressively and won’t be stopping anytime soon. Life’s only bad if you overthink the point of it. Do what makes you happy. It’s no shave November, and I’m growing a fucking beard.
According to this, major labels will be abandoning the CD-format by the end of 2012 and replacing them with downloads/streams via iTunes and other music services. The only CD-formats that will be left over will be the limited edition ones, which will not be available for every artist.