Passed the point of buying new music?
Sadly I'm beginning to think I've reached that age (or maybe age is completely irrelevant).
By 'new music' I mean truly new music, written and recorded now by current artists, as opposed to 'new-to-me' music, like the Roxy Music CD I've just picked-up off eBay for two quid.
Ripping my CD collection made me realise that I possess very few albums that were written and recorded this century. Partly this is because with the new millennium came the new commitment of raising a family, a commitment that I didn't have in my youth in the 80s and 90s. All music (old and new) plus my HiFi took a back-seat for a while. But I can't blame the kids completely: there's just been very little new music I want to buy.
Maybe my tastes have changed, or perhaps more accurately, they haven't changed because I haven't moved with the times. As the year clicked from 1999 to 2000, most weeks I was still watching TotP and my daily diet of radio consisted of Radio 1 or my local FM ILR. The thought of doing that now would fill me with horror. In fact TotP had probably been gone for a year before I even noticed. These days I can be found listening to what my kids call 'old fogey radio' like Smooth and Radio 2, and if you told me I had to choose between watching three hours of modern pop music videos on some banal music-channel or having all my toenails levered off with a rusty old nail, I'd have to toss a coin for it.
Maybe after 11 years of trying I've finally turned into a parent, because my parents were as dispassionate about my generation's music as I am about current stuff.