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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

in defence

this is mostly crap, with a not so hidden motive

-i plan to pass down a huge mp3 collection to my children, grandchildren, and everyone at my nursing home. now that we can carry around our whole lives on a stick we are less likely to sell them to cash converters in a momentary lapse of judgement
-downloading off the net is ok as long as you're not stealing too much from the audience. instead of buying big name artists cd's now instead i support local artists just getting started. i don't spend any less on music, i just spend it in different ways
- now that ipods show photos it won't be long before they show album covers as you play the songs
- album covers don't start fashion trends it was the live performances, and you can't put them on an ipod.
- see above
- and then the writer just rambles... the one negative, really really negative thing about ipods, and especially ipod shuffles is that PEOPLE DON'T LISTEN TO ALBUMS ANYMORE. they just download singles. how can an artist convey emotion, feeling, create that wonderfull buildup of tension thta you get from a good cd, all in one song, especially if that track is designed to get maximum airplay. every one should realise that the songs that give the most pleasure are the ones that don't hook you in straight away but take a few spins to get used to, and then they blow you away.


Blogger Cernunnos said...

Like Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar. The best song on it, Man That You Fear, is right at the end. But I can never bring myself to skipping the entire cd just to listen to it, it's the build up to it that makes it great.

10:42 AM, April 17, 2005  
Blogger laim85 said...


10:04 PM, April 17, 2005  
Blogger Liam Fennessy said...

perhaps when you have kids, mp3's will have gone the way of vinyl, The whole ipod thing is just the new iteration of the compilation tape (they even have the same shape and dimensions as a cassette) - no-one misses tapes, so what role does nostalgia play in the technologies we use to keep records of our life's?
This is a really important discussion to have - geep pressing it.

11:04 PM, April 19, 2005  
Blogger laim85 said...

tapes really were crap, always jamming, the sound was shocking, they had little boxes i always lost, no room for decent cover art, no value in the object itself because they were just little pieces of cheap plastic. cd's have more of a sense of mystery and magic about them. perhaps if the actual cassette had been more fragile they would have had more value. but they were fairly indestructible. do we value things more when they are delicate, like records? or when they are robust, like cd's or when they have no inherent value, like mp3s?

11:51 PM, April 21, 2005  

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