My current book for my bathroom reading is Greg Milner‘s book “Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music “
It is interesting read; it has a lot of good stories that allow putting the things in perspective, historical perspectives, cultural perspectives, technical perspectives…. However, while I was reading, I certainly enjoyed it but from a different perspective I surprisingly to myself found then whole audio subject of abstractive Audio is too boring. It is not that audio is boring but I rather feel that I do not want learn about general audio. To me audio is what I do and my immediate experiences. History of audio is fine, learning about practical experiences and people from past is fine but I do not feel that my practical interests in audio in anyway derived from audio past.
Sure, I do understand intellectually that it is not the case but it is how I feel. I caught myself that reading about history of audio I feel as if I would read about history of Manhattans Project of about history of slavery in Brazil. They all educational subjects of cause but they have absolutely nothing to do with I do, it expends horizons but it has no impact to anything tangible in my live.
I do not know if I enjoy reading about audio history, I find it is interesting but not enjoyable… it has nothing to do with Greg Milner writing but perhaps with my rejection of that Asian inner-family live style… Anyhow, that is the book, someone might like it. Rgs, Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche