Letter In A Record
I found this letter in a Car Vs. Driver LP entitled, deja grateful. It’s an intriguing discovery for several reasons:
1. It recalls a bygone era when people wrote actual letters to each other. The note is dated a few years before the proliferation of email.
2. I wish I shared the letter-writer Seth’s adoration for this particular album. I sincerely enjoy being that passionate about anything.
3. It’s kind of cool how a letter like this couldn’t have been stuffed in a digital format. I get why certain people don’t like vinyl records, but you don’t get album artwork or random letters along with the music when you listen to Spotify.
4. This is the second time I’ve purchased this record used. When you have a massive record collection, you tend to do that every once in awhile. I also have two copies of the first Born Against record. I do have to say that I’m glad I procured this album again, if for no other reason than to have this note.
5. I wonder where Sarah and Seth are now. What are they doing? What are their lives like? And how did this record end up in the used bin at Twist & Shout? Would Seth be upset about that? Would he be hurt? Or has so much time gone by that he would just laugh and think of the person he was so many years ago?
6. I’m going to try to listen to this record 11 times in the next two weeks. I want to hear it the way Seth did. Sometimes it’s nice to consciously consume media with someone else’s perspective in mind. Or at least it is for me.