As my recent Skrillex experience demonstrates, I might not be suitable in mind, body, and style for the front lines anymore, but as countless middle-aged men before have proven, that will not prevent me from obsessing over the music I loved at 17. So, yes, I’ll be that middle-aged guy - the one with gray temples, riding in his 1957 Corvette, or the one with the monographed Rolling Stone luggage - except I won’t be reliving the ’50s, ’60s, or ’70s. I’ll be reliving the ’90s, and I’ll be collecting techno 12 inches. —
Cory Arcangel, artist’s notes for The AUDMCRS Underground Dance Music Collection of Recorded Sound.
It’s the revenge of the record collecting nerds!