The way we consume media in these modern times is quite different from how we took it in as recently as five years ago. ¬†Streaming and avenues like Apple TV and Netflix allow us to gluttonously devour television series and movies as if we were headed to Whataburger after a fast. ¬†We don’t consume these shows quietly either. ¬†We must blast our latest viewing habits out on all manner of social media. ¬†Why do we do this? Because we as humans crave a connection. ¬†We want to share our joy and love of something and feel validated. ¬†Finding someone else who watches and enjoys the same show as you bonds you in some sort of unexplained social lockstep. ¬†And, boy can we get passionate about these shows we watch. ¬†Whether it’s Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Scandal, House of Cards or you name it…we will jump up on the highest cliff and stump for it harder than the 2016 candidates are striving for the White House. ¬†We will beat the drums and tell people why it’s awesome and why they should watch. ¬†We will act incredulous when someone tells us they haven’t seen it or didn’t enjoy it when they tried to watch it.
I used to see that same kind of passion about music. ¬†But, it’s rare these days. ¬†It’s easy to blame it on the changing fads or the death of both country music and “Texas Country”. ¬†Yet, there has to be more to it. ¬†I think … Keep Reading