Lonely Avenue

Okay, so Ben Folds’ new record drops on Tuesday. I pre-ordered it today. I bought my first CD in over a year. I realized that I’ve bought plenty of albums, but I do almost everything digital now.

But, this… this is a physical CD. With a physical book. I bought it for the book, really. It’s a collection of four short stories by Nick Hornby, who penned all of the record’s lyrics. I’m excited for this. I’m a big fan of Hornby, and I look forward to reading them.

And then I realized that this is the first physical book I’ve bought since June. I buy books digitally now, as well.

It feels weird. It feels comfortable. It feels like 2006.

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