Monday, August 15, 2011

Listening Old School

 By Deanna Wadsworth

As a digitally published author one might assume I would be tech savvy or at least a tech junkie. After all I have a Kindle and a smart phone and I am obsessed with both, LOL Love my computer and can't live without my DVR ever again. EVER

But the reality is I am very old fashioned in some things....those that know me IRL would say, DUH! Heck, I don't even own an Ipod or an MP3 player! But I have a collection of over 500 Cds.....from Lady Gaga to Griffin House to KISS to Andrea Bocelli.

Since its Playlist Monday I thought I would talk about my love of CDs and LPs.....oh yes, I said it LPs.

For those who don't know, an LP is one of those funny big black disks that look like a Frisbee and where the word album and record originated from.
<---------------- You can even still buy them!!

A local store in Bowling Green, Ohio near where I live, FINDERS RECORDS carries an extensive selection. They even keep all the CDs and records in flat bins so you can shop old school. I can't tell you how cool that is.

Why LPs, you may ask?

Well, if you ever heard Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison" on vinyl, then you would understand. That sensuous static feels so raw you have to imagine its the way the man in black meant it to sound.

That's nothing to be said bad against downloaded music. But I like to have the CD in my hand...much like a book. I know it might be sacrilege to knock the digital revolution when I haven't read a print book in over a year *head smack* but when it comes to my music I am a purist.
I want the CD.
I want to read all the stories and acknowledgments in the little booklet inside the case.
I like to see the art on the disc itself.
It makes it feel like I am a part of it. Like I own a part of the music, too.

What about you guys? Did you ditch all your CDs once you loaded all the songs you love to your MP3? DO you still have 8-Tracks? LPs?

I would love to hear from you!!!


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Barbara Elsborg said...

No LPs, a few CDs and the rest on my MP3 player and computer. But I listen to the same thing over and over - I'm very boring! I made a compilation up to run to and it just keeps me going and going.

Deanna Wadsworth said...

Ya know, Barbara, I listen to the same cds over and over, and I just don't know if I will ever trade them in for everything digital. I won't trade my books in either. If you're boring maybe I'm a pack-rat!!! LOL

Gabby-Lily Raines said...

Mostly CDs in my case, still have a few LPs squirreled away.....somewhere....and *drum roll please (a very small one)* glass records.

For the "stuff" I don't have (mainly due to financial constraints), there is Youtube and Grooveshark.

And, no, the CDs are not getting traded in and do not have an MP3 player. Nothing currently downloaded on PC at the moment, but that's mainly due to being in the process of digitizing some stuff and the clunker works better that way.

Maureen said...

I have a scary number of CDs and ... wait for it ... cassettes! And vinyl.

The thing is, when I've tried to get some of my favs on CD I find they drop tracks that were on the albums! Had it happen with the Alan Parson's Project and Jethro Tull and ...

Wow, showing where my musical tastes run!