It’s a tough compromise for many of us to make. Do we splurge to support all our favourite bands and some, or do we save?
Well, at the moment I don’t have much choice in matter. I have approximately one year left of school before I go to university (provided I don’t take a gap year), and I’m going to need money for food, transport, textbooks, and basic student necessities. I’ve been told by my parents that I need to tone down on the spending and save more, not in an aggressive “you spend too much – stop it” way, but just as a reminder. And it’s fair enough.
So basically I’ll be relying on Christmas and birthday presents for CD’s from now, apart from the occasional one that I do just buy. Which means that a lot of the stuff I’ll be reviewing and listening to now, will be free indie stuff from the web.
Not that this is a bad thing, there’s some great stuff available online for free. But there’s still some major label stuff out there that I like and want to support. It’s gonna be hard to not buy albums from bands I really like.
I can’t wait for the day when I’m older and have a comfortable established life, where I can just go out and buy CD’s on a whim.