Record Store Geek

Finding New Music Is Easy; Listening To It Is Hard.

I'll bet when you read that headline you thought, "Here we go again . . . Some old dude is going to bash on today's music."

Wrong, Spanky.

In my 48 years, I've never said "There's no good new music these days." In fact, after 26 years in the music biz, I think I'm qualified to say that is an absurd and false statement (insomuch as one can quantify a relevant concept).

My point is that it isn't easy to keep finding great new music, especially as you get older.

It takes work.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Steve Wiley
Contact: Steve Wiley