Started by Ken B, April 19, 2014, 07:07:51 PM
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Quote from: Jay F on April 19, 2014, 08:43:46 PMI had more fun shopping for individual CDs 30 years ago than these enormoboxes. Of course, I liked actually going to a store and buying something. Now the stores don't exist, and neither do individual CDs for the most part. I'm glad I lived in that period of time.
Quote from: JCBuckley on April 20, 2014, 06:24:11 AMNot quite true that London doesn't have a great music shop - http://www.hmrecords.co.uk/. Not a huge place, but the staff really do know their stuff.
Quote from: Brian on April 20, 2014, 06:07:02 AMAs a 24-year-old, I started off in the days of walking into stores and buying something,
Quote from: Ken B on April 20, 2014, 08:34:22 AMI had more fun buying vinyl. Or so my selective memory tells me. Strong visual and tactile appeal. But how much of that was because I was exploring a greater terra incognito. First exploring Mozart or Bach or Schubert. And being younger. I enjoyed apples more then my memory tells me. Pining for the good old days is mostly pining for lost youth, and selective memory. This is the golden age of music buying, and boxes are one manifestation of that, but not the only one.
Quote from: snyprrr on April 20, 2014, 10:13:17 AMHey! Let me in this circle jerk!Sallinen, Sallinen, Sallinen, woooo!!Sallinen, Sallinen, Sallinen, woooo!!Salli... cough,..excuse me, I think I pulled something... limp... limp...
Quote from: Ken B on April 20, 2014, 11:08:27 AMOne of these days I am going to understand a snyprrr post. This is not that day.
Quote from: DavidW on April 20, 2014, 03:25:53 PMBut tapes, I do not miss them. I can see vinyl being different. What I do miss is the sense of discovery when you find something cool in a store.
Quote from: Baklavaboy on April 20, 2014, 05:24:35 PM I lived in South Texas when I was 16 in 1982. I used to borrow the folks car and drive into Brownsville on Tuesday nights with my best friend, and we would go to the music store in the mall and literally flip through every album in the store, row by row (they didn't have much stock) and see if anything new or "different" had come in. A new LP was equal to about 3 hours of work (after taxes) and this stayed true for many years, cuz CDs increased prices by about 80% (in spite of CDs being cheaper to produce and ship than vinyl after the first 20 months or so, which is why Vinyl was yanked so quickly--record companies made a mint by switching to CDs). Buying an album/CD was always a big deal. I like having a lot of music, and hearing tons of new things and being surprised by what I hear. That's why I dislike the radio and looooove these big boxes--the more grab-bag, random the mix the better. At first I was disappointed by the repetition in the repertoire (not another Beethoven/Brahms/Mahler/Mendelssohn cyle ) but then came the Mercury, Teldec, Erato, and Early Music and Baroque boxes, all this Harmonia Mundi and Vivarte. It's a dream come true for me.
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