Do I have to explain this one? Suffice it to say that if mix-tape-making technology had been successfully eradicated, I probably wouldn’t have gotten a girlfriend until I was 33 years old.”
“I bought a lot of music; I got a lot of free music from whatever sources were at hand; I just had to have it by any means necessary.”
And therein lies the difference. HE BOUGHT A LOT OF MUSIC in addition to the blank tapes he amassed. We all made tapes off the radio, mix tapes from our college radio’s vinyl library. But if he thinks the biggest Dismemberment Plan fans in the world only had a collection of songs they taped off the radio, he’s got another think coming. People who really love music will pay for it. Or at least they used to, back in the day.
End of “older lady who once followed Blur on tour and has had a large glass of rosé” rant.