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My favourite record is the one that I keep coming back to the most. Since it’s (relatively recent) release, I have quite literally lost count of the number of times I’ve listened to it, both on CD and vinyl. Yep, I bought it twice. That record is John Frusciante’s The Will To Death.

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I am unhappy about non-stop, social-media-style “sharing” because I feel it demeans music, turning something that is first and foremost a deep, internal experience into a unyielding, external kind of currency. To insist that anyone chooses to listen to at any time must be constantly and continually broadcast to all friends, family, and acquaintances seems to me both to overlook and to undermine music’s deep, multi-faceted purpose. Music is made to be heard. Sharing is an option, not an imperative.

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