Being a million years old, I used to buy music.
Tapes, records, CDs. Sometimes singles, but usually albums. More songs for the money was the mindset.
Often, I was buying the album for one song. The hit single, or a song I’d fallen in love with from a skateboard video.
Albums on tape meant listening to it all for just one song. Rewinding/ fast-forwarding seemed to ruin tapes, and definitely ate batteries.
Sometimes I would discover an album that was brilliant. The whole tape was a pleasure.
But mostly I just wanted the one song. The rest of the album was rotten.
Currently, I couldn’t watch every skateboard video even with both eyes glued open 24 hours a day. If @skatemediaoutlet posts Frisky Sven’s enders up, I can content myself with the hit single, the money-shot, caring less about whatever album tracks I’m missing out on.
Or, if its Bobby Worrest, I’ll go watch the whole part, knowing I’m going to enjoy several minutes of skateboard brilliance, from beery chat-up line all the way to drifting asleep a smiling sticky mess. Oh Bobby.