Was deep in thought this evening (30 secs or so) and it occurred to me that I don't listen to music like I used to. I remember years ago (15 - 20 or so and my whole life prior) when I'd sit down with my turntable and listen to full albums front and back, start to finish. It all started in a small apartment in Purcellville Va, 1965, at the age of 4, Saturday morning when my mom was cleaning house and I'd be sitting in the corner of the living room spinning records on the RCA tube driven record player. My parents were sort of cool, their collection included Elvis, The Platters (I love that stuff), Dave Clark, Chubby Checker, Johnny Cash. My aunt would sneak me Beatles records. I'd read the album liners over and over. This grew into my pre teen years where I'd author a neighborhood "record review" publication weekly where me and a friend would spin 45's on a Saturday morning and rate them and go door to door selling our record review. We'd listen to whatever was on "pop" radio at the time. Then later in life when I was gigging full time I'd buy albums and sit in my apartment and listen just like I did when I was a little boy. Although I buy a moderate amount of new stuff on iTunes today, I hardly ever take the time to listen to "albums" all the way through. I bore easily... So, Why is this? My theory: I've adopted a short attention span..at my job I am constantly multitasking, writing while on conf calls, answering calls from my employees, running all over the DC metro region in my car, answering emails and texts on my iPhone. Additionally with the advent of CD's in the late 80's early 90's, it became much easier to hit "next" if the opening 30 seconds of a song didn't catch me. Electronic music has no visual appeal... Video killed the radio star, but technology killed the music listener..... This has also affected my recording and writing process as I probably have 30 songs or so "half finished" Thoughts?