Thursday, March 20, 2008

Digital Music Stresserella

Yeah, gas prices are going through the roof. People are losing jobs, the war keeps going on and on, and Mike just keeps plugging along with trusty posts about Music. Yes, I can converse about these topics and many other "heavy" issues without embarrassing myself, but this blog is about fun and Me! I refuse to write stuff that is gooey artificial greeting card material, and also skin crawling personal stuff. It runs rampant on blogs and gets boring to me quick.
UPDATE: Uncle Mike was a little crabby. I love you people that write unlike me. No harm no foul.....I hope ;-)

So, sit back and enjoy more music blather!

After years of collecting music on Cd's, the writing is on the wall. The shiny disc is dying a slow painful death and being replaced by digital downloads. Virtually every age group owns a device that plays MP3's and knows how to use em! With a collection that borders on the obscene, I have struggled with the idea of migrating my collection to a device ( I would need at least the 160GB, 40,000 song ipod pictured above) that would eliminate the need to lug the dozen or so Cd's that I bring to work each day. I do own a small player that I use for working out, but the idea of loading so much stuff on a hardive that could fail..sort of freaks me out. But also intrigues me. I love technology, but I also like the feeling of having something tangible in my hands like a disc. Looking at the artwork...lyrics...etc.... I know its old school, but its one of the things that I enjoy with my music experience.

So, my question to all. What do you most commonly use to listen to your music. Cd's? MP3/Ipod? Etc.... I am curious about your thoughts!


BeckEye said...

I JUST bought an iPod last week. I couldn't fight it anymore. But I spend a lot of time on the subway, so I need something to occupy my mind. I used to read, but sometimes it's too distracting. I'm enjoying the pod so far. The ear-buds are annoying though. They always feel like they're falling out.

If I still lived in Pittsburgh and had my car, I probably wouldn't have bought one.

Lori said...

Hey...I'm still mourning the loss of LP's! No one in our family has an iPod or MP3...we are still a CD bunch. Just haven't stepped up to that next level yet. But I'm like you in the fact that I enjoy the tangible in my hands. Maybe because it makes it more interactive.

And hey...are you calling my writing "gooey"?!

Anonymous said...


Where did Robinson Crusoe go with Friday on Saturday Night? Jolie knows this answer! I believe Vitaphone carried this deep message to the world in the early 1900's and now today, I am certain, millions of people are listening to this along with "Old Grandad" by Fats Waller on their iPod's... Ah yes, TECHNOLOGY, the saving grace of our economy and happiness..

Love you with all my heart from your "GOOEY FATHER"

Mike said...

I love you gooey folks! Sorry!

Lori said...

Aw, we're just giving you a bad time, Mikester. You know you need our "gooey" in your life!

Happy Easter, Buddy.

Barbara - Layla said...

Mike. You KNOW I adore my iPod. I still have CDs but no longer buy them. I still have a ton of LPs in a box and bring them out now and then to luxuriate in the wonderful memories they bring.

BUT. Nothing beats having ALL my music in the palm of my hand to take with me everywhere I do. I have learned my lesson and have it all backed up - twice.

I have my 5,000 most favorite songs and I listen to it at work, while walking and in bed at night (I have an extension on my earbuds cord so I can roll over and they don't even fall out).

Just get one!!!! I even use it to play games (music trivia of course) while waiting in a dr. office or whatever.

Becky - you just need to find a different size of the the little gray things that fit your ear better.

Oh and the gooey remark. I'm hurt.

Slone said...

XM Radio.
And I anit gonna say anything else cuz it might get gooey and toooooooooooooooooooooooo personallllllllllllllllll!

I'm taking my ball and going home!

Gop(tongue firmly in cheek)man