It is sometimes the case that I have to tell myself to be quiet and listen to a record. Usually, I have to tell myself over and over again, and then if it begins to pay off, it has a chance to turn in to a favorite.
The ones that make it early tend to undergo more scrutiny, and so they’re put to some tests. The rest get set aside, always with a chance to come back into play.
And then, in the fewest of cases, you don’t have to tell yourself to be quiet because what you’re hearing is arresting, and it goes into the next echelon of what you love, have loved, and will love in the future. That’s what’s currently happening with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band right now. And I’ll see ya later.