"I think there's something about paying for music that makes it more intense; you've got to listen harder to music. If you pay for it you're going to pay attention to the record you bought and get your money's worth."
Reminds me of a line from one of performance artist Laurie Anderson's songs:
"Ha ha ha. You've already paid for this."
Yes, music was so much more enjoyable when it came to us on easily-damaged 12" discs of plastic.
Laurie had some other advice too:
"Sit bolt-upright, in that straight-back chair, button that top button, and get set... for some difficult music."
"Libraries generally don't have the cash to go our and purchase new releases anyway."
Perhaps surprisingly, you'd be pretty much wrong about that.
The only way I see movies now is by getting them from the library, and they show up there just as quickly as they do in the stores. We will routinely look at the "Just Released" or "Coming Soon" lists published on various sites, and go to our local library web site and put a hold on things we like, and nine times out of ten, the library has them or is in the process of getting them.
We're nowhere near the only ones that do that. Typically our county library will get ten to twenty copies of a new release, and they'll all disappear into hold-queues for months before you ever see them on the library shelf.
I don't live in a particularly affluent area; the library gets by somehow, and they DO know what butters their bread - satisfied patrons - and they are willing to spend to keep them that way.