Audiophilia: audiophile, from Latin audio "I hear" and Greek philos "loving.
There are millions of us out here suffering from this disease. You can see us on the street, a big pair of headphones ensnaring our ever-craving earlobes. Perpetually connected by some electrical device, big or small, providing us with a constant stream of audio sedation to dull the sharp edge of our monstrous cravings. It focuses our thoughts, soothes our sharp edges, creates ever new ideas and inception of thoughts, and just helps us flow better.
Here are a few signs to help spot an audiophile: An expensive set of headphones always nearby if not on the cranial lobe or around the neck area,an ADD attitude towards almost everything except for when listening to a song at which time the focus becomes laser-y accurate, pictures of headphones on t-shirts, walls, hats, computer screens, or any other customizable surface, a discrete flow that seems to lurk just beneath the exterior always seeming as if it may suddenly come out in the form of song or dance.
If spotted: Do not suddenly disturb the flow of music to the lobes of the ear-type as this can cause sever damage to the audiophile's flow, gently tap or shake the audiophile until their attention is diverted to your being, at which point hopefully your presence will be deemed important enough to take a break from the world of beats to converse with your personage.
I reiterate: DO NOT! Under any circumstances interrupt an audiophile by suddenly: 1.unplugging the source of sedation 2. violently jarring the audiophile 3. trying to tell him that Lady Gaga is an actual musician not a Vegas backshow entertainer
Thank you for reading my findings on audiophiles. Please, remember to be kind to us, maybe toss us a cd or two once in a while, and maybe, just maybe, someday you too will be fortunate enough to be one of us.
And now, something for any readers with Audiophiliac tendencies: Nuttin But Strings playing their record Thunder. Traditional instruments used in "untraditional" ways, a movement growing in popularity which I fully support.
There is an actual video which they created for this piece which has more dialog in it but I refrained from using it because several people in it forgot it was about music not Michelangelo style art. Anyway, enjoy.