I now have a turntable, and an old-fashioned AM/FM receiver. Don’t judge me; I live in Williamsburg (Brooklyn). And if you’re cool, I’ll show you pictures.
- There’s something about listening to an album all the way through, the way it was crafted.
- There’s music you can’t get on digital.
- Even if you could get it, there’s music you wouldn’t take time to listen to, if you didn’t own the album.
There’s something important about physically having a record; something you can touch.
There’s a sincerity to it.
And there’s a sincerity to the sound. We can hear a kind of analog difference, a fuller presence.
Networking is just like that.
- It works best when we listen to someone tell their story through, not just for the hits & the highlights.
- There’s wisdom and insight we can’t get through online relationships alone.
- And even if we could get it, there’s something of value we’d never get to hear, if we didn’t sit with each other, and let the record play.
There’s something important about being physically present. There’s a sincerity, and we can hear a richer reality – a resonance.
This week my focus is to sit down with someone whose full album I haven’t played yet, and just let is spin.
And now if anyone has a spare lava lamp…
Originally published to BNI 45 NYC.