|Posted on October 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM|
Contributor: Charles DiFiore
I've been buying records roughly the past 4-5 years or so.
Mostly through my local record store the vinyl closet... But one day in particular will always stand out to me..It was just another Friday which is when I would usually go there all the time... But after this day my life would be forever changed.
Now Jason knew I was a huge Johnny Cash fan.. I mean I've named my son after him.
So I'm browsing around as usual and Jason shows me a copy of Bob Dylan "The Times Are A Changin" Lp.. First thing he says is you would really like this album. And of course instantly I said no way.. I was always a creature of habit. Meaning I would literally listen to the same bands almost all of the time.. I can remember back then it consisted of mostly The Doors, Cash As always.. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, The Stones.
I knew Instantly I would never be into Dylan. I mean of course I've always knew who Dylan was. But the most I might have known then was that Jimi Hendrix made his songs better.... So Jason says you'll really like this. It's the first pressing textured cover and it's not even that expensive.. Maybe 20 bucks... So I said sure I'll try it.. I can remember thinking this is prolly gonna suck and I'm not gonna be into this at all.... So later on during the week I finally get around to listening to it... And Jesus Christ was my life changed instantly in the exact moment I got finished listening to the first track off the album...
I just remember being completely blown away by that album... A true life changing album.. That album is just amazing to me. Bob Dylan firing on all cylinders telling me stories of the way America was back in 1964.... Of course after listening to that it opens the door to every other Dylan album. And it led me to prolly my #1 all time favorite album ever "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" as I sit back and write all of this out right now I will never forget the day that simply walking into a record store that day truly changed my life. Or I guess Jason did. And he prolly never even knew it...
It opened my mind that I should try new music out. And not be worried about spending a few bucks on trying something new. To go outside of my box that I was stuck inside of almost my entire life!! A valuable life lesson was learned that day. And it will never be forgotten.
Never judge an album by its cover..
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