3/13/10

The Collector's Disease

It's MARCH 2010 and I'm still infected with such disease. Well, being a Music Collector I just can't think of it If I'll get tired of getting these stuffs that I really love listening to. Music is my form of relaxation and enjoyment. It's my own little way of getting out of the real world. I've started collecting music mostly from the New Wave/Post Punk Genre and It's subgenres since the early 80s and up until now the journey continues. This musical genre was really big here in MANILA back on those days and so by traveling back to the past with my little blog "The Doctor Is In" gives a great relief of remembering the good old days. Although, I don't have anymore the luxury of time to listen to all my Vinyl Records, CDs, Cassette Tapes, DVDs, VCDs, and other materials related to the music that I love unlike before, It's still nice looking at what I've collected the past decades. It's a sort of a time machine that you wouldn't like to stop riding. Any treatment or cure for the so-called "The Collector's Disease"? Hmmmmp? I guess none. He He He!! It's just your daily dose of medication in the form of music. Like what I've always stated here in my blog "MUSIC MATTERS, AND MEMORIES OF IT MATTERS MOST". This is more than just a Swine Flu or your regular illnesses...... It's a disease that a lot of people are infected with. He he he!! I'm sure you are too. Right regular visitors and lurkers? Ha Ha Ha!! Of course, I don't have the complete discography of all the bands since up to now I'm still on the never ending process of buying the stuffs that I love and even discovering lost gems. Unfortunately, these stuffs are getting more expensive as the years passed by so It's getting more difficult to squeeze it in to your budget unless you are really filthy rich I guess. Do you want to be treated? Naaaah!! This is one disease you might have second thoughts of curing it. Ha Ha Ha!!


Most of my blogposts here on "The Doctor Is In" usually features the music that I really love listening to. I usually mention WXB102, POWER105 DZBM-FM, and NU107 since these three radio stations have really influenced my kind of taste in music a lot. Although, there were New Wave radio shows back in the 90s and the millennium here in MANILA that added to my awareness to the genre, but nothing compared to the intensity back in the 80s. Many of the music materials I have were one way or the other were played by these radio stations. They were the ones who made a big difference on MANILA RADIO back in the 80s. I've noticed lately that the music of the 80s keeps on coming back and It even influenced a lot of Artists/Bands of the new generation so that's how powerful the Eighties Decade was in terms of music. I also love collecting obscure ones since It adds up flavor to my listening pleasure and It's also nice discovering and exploring gems of the past that you weren't able to hear during those times. The younger generations right now are very lucky with the presence of the Internet. It's a powerful medium to discover music and unlike in those days we just have to rely on imported magazines and even the local ones to know about the bands we want to listen to or we want to discover. The audiences for today's music are vast with those websites and video sites that an artist/band could expose their creativity. Nowadays, It's just right on your fingertips and kaboom... "Google It!!". I guess that's all for today's blogpost guys!! THANKS AGAIN for dropping by!!

ARTISTS/BANDS materials on the photos:

APRIL SHOWERS
THE LOVERS SPEAKS
H2O
THIS MORTAL COIL
SEONA DANCING
FRUITS OF PASSION
VOICE OF AMERICA
LITTLE MURDERS

TEARDROP EXPLODES
DEPECHE MODE
THE SMITHS
THIS FINAL FRAME
BAMBOO INDUSTRY
HAPPY DEADMEN
BONNIE HAYES WITH THE WILD COMBO
LAURIE ANDERSON
THE JACK RUBIES
EYELESS IN GAZA
GENERATION X
THE ESSENCE
THE CREATURES
THE DAMNED
THE SOUND

YUP!! That's some of the list of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi causing the infection. Ha Ha Ha!! I'll leave you with the LIVE VERSION of a DEPECHE MODE song taken from their classic "101 Live album".......... none other than "SHAKE THE DISEASE"!!

LISTEN to SHAKE THE DISEASE here:



Let's Shake
The Collector's Disease!!

-DR. STIRRING RHOD

7 comments:

TK99 said...

Doc, i agree with you. This is a collectors disease and I don't think there's a cure for it. Puede mo ba akong i-rehab? Hahaha.. It's really hard to stop especially if you are discovering more unheard/underrated bands from the 80's. Basta tunog New wave sa akin pasado!!. Just to let you know, hindi ka nag-iisa..Great post!!

DrStirringRhod said...

YUP Eric!! You're very right regarding the sound of New Wave. Ika nga ni NINOY "Hindi Ka Nag-iisa". He He He!! This disease might be cause by a different strain of EBOLA Virus. Ha Ha Ha!! THANKS for dropping by Sir!!

Regards,
DR. RHOD

rey said...

nice post dok! that's what you call addiction. more please!

McDoC said...

As Robert Palmer's song goes: "You might as well face it you're addicted to love (of NEW WAVE)". Addict tayo sa new wave kaya magtayo kaya tayo ng New Wave Anonymous... group therapy kumbaga. Sino kaya makatagal walang New Wave marinig or makita ang collections ng isang linggo. Malamang marami magka-withdrawal symptoms. ;)

DrStirringRhod said...

Yo bing aka. McDoc!! Tumpak ka jan bro!! What would life be without new wave? Nice to see you back here in my blog. THANKS again for dropping a line!! NEW WAVE RULES!!

MABUHAY!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD

DrStirringRhod said...

YUP rey!! As McDoc have mentioned "ADDICTED TO NEW WAVE indeed"!! THANKS for appreciating the blogpost!! Of course more to come!!

CHEERS!!
DR. STIRRING RHOD!!

spawn said...

i envy your collection doc. can you recommend some music store that still sells new wave cd's and vinyls?

mahirap na makakita eh.