Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Muzak

The ways in which I listen to and acquire music has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. First came the iPod, and it was like "Holy Crap, I can fit 1000 songs in this little digital box". Since my first iPod 10GB (which still works by the way as long as it's plugged in to a power source) I've dabbled with the iPod shuffle, my current 40GB goto iPod, and most recently the iPhone. Let's just say they've come a long way. Somewhere in there among the iPod evolution, satellite radio came into my life. I have it in my car and at work. I'll listen to all kinds of different stations; and if I hear something I like a few times, I'll either buy the one song or the whole gosh darn album at the iTunes superstore. While all these changes in the ways I listen to music have been going on my extensive CD collection (you remember CD's right) has been gathering dust. Yesterday I got a bunch of "new" music for free. I dug out a box of CD's from the back room at the store and picked out a few of my favorites. I downloaded them onto the computer and then onto my iPod and presto: music I hadn't listened to in so long it was like I was hearing it for the first time. I downloaded a couple of classic Stevie Ray Vaughn albums, a great two disc set from Traffic, and some old Van Morrison tunes as well. So if you're in the market for some "new" tunes, dust off your old plastic and fire up your iTunes.

4 comments:

Kristina said...

That is funny that you wrote about that. Since Christmas day I have been downloading all of the CDs in the house onto the new laptop to put in the new ipod. It is a process but it is worth it when you listen to stuff that you haven't heard in ages.

WPG said...

If you guys have a new laptop, Sarge should really think about updating the blog. We haven't heard anything since his birthday. Have a happy new year.

Kristina said...

He hasnt really had anytime since he has been out of town so much. I told him to update it and got the response of "Do I have to write everything about my life?" I just have to laugh. Will try to get him to update it this weekend. Hope you guys have a great new year as well. Tell Sarah I said hello.

todd said...

Assuming you came across it in your treasure chest of compact discs, please, please, please mail or email me VM's "It's too late to stop now". It's out of print, and I can't find a second-hand copy anywhere. If I'm not mistaken, it's the best live recording in existence. How did that happen to become unavailable to the world at large? In any case, I hope to hear from you. Happy new year.