And I thought I was experiencing music overload. I talked to my friend Jason last night, who is the Music Editor for Paste Magazine. He passed along the fun fact that he has to sort through approximately 200 new CDs per week. Of the approximately 800 CDs that arrive in between issues, about 70 - 75 actually end up being reviewed in the magazine. But that's up dramatically from the 1,600 that used to arrive between issues, one of the fringe benefits of going from bi-monthly to monthly.
This means that your nephew's four-track demo that he recorded in his bedroom has a slightly higher chance of being reviewed than it did before, perhaps even doubling from .0001% to .0002%. Keep hope alive.
Me? I have to listen to two 4-CD box sets and write two reviews before the end of the weekend. Work and family keep getting in the way of these quality listening experiences. I don't have time to listen to 4 CDs per day, let alone listen to them and attempt to form coherent thoughts about them. Anybody wanna give me a crash course on Bruce Hornsby and John Lee Hooker?