So here’s some things you start thinking about as you age and you’ve built up a huge collection of beloved music (1700hrs — ten weeks — for me) and can only listen to it for maybe an hour a day:

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  • I haven’t heard this track in a decade! I love this song! Will I ever hear this song again? What other songs have I forgotten!? Will I ever find them!?

  • Are my ears hearing everything I heard when I was a teenager and loved this song and hadn’t attended hundreds of concerts? NOPE!

  • Should I buy an even more expensive pair of headphones and an even more expensive amp so everything sounds better — even if it’s only a placebo effect!?

Aging is very complicated.