[Dixielandjazz] Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 47, Issue 29

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 12 09:49:52 PST 2006

Ah, the unbelievers really die hard!

Barbone refuses once again to acknowledge the wave of the future.

The CD is dead . . . Long live the mp3!

Respectfully submitted,

Bill "the voice of reason" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

>From: Steve Barbone <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
>To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 47, Issue 29
>Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 06:49:46 -0500
>"Bill Gunter" <jazzboard at hotmail.com>
>Hi Steve and all,
> >
>You wrote:
> >
> >> Don't have an IPod. Don't much listen to MP3s, except for a sound bite 
> >> and there, and I only take my cell phone with me when I'm gigging, 
> >> travelling via car, but I turn it off on casual travel trips and would 
> >> use it for an emergency.
> >>
> >> Why? Because I don't want to listen incessantly to canned music, and
> >> sometimes I want to be out of touch.
> >
>Bill answers:
> > All well and good but this is basically a trade off and you may be 
> > out short.
>I agree. My point was about trade off. Music vs. the other stimulations.
>There is lots going on in my life other than music
> > Considerations:
> >
> > 1. iPods and mp3s are cheap, portable, and high quality sources of music 
> > even videos.
> > 2. Would you consider Beethoven's 9th performed by the London Symphony
> > Orchestra "Canned Music?"
>Yes. Though I will admit to repeated listening to Glenn Gould's two
>interpretations of The Goldberg Variations, still, to this day. But even
>that is canned music. A musical moment in time past, forever gone.
> > 3. If you have an iPod you can listen to whatever you like, whenever you
> > like, wherever you like (even your own band) if it is your pleasure to 
> > so.
>I'm already doing that. I stated that I don't like to listen to music I've
>already heard under most circumstances and prefer to do/think about other
>things. That was the point, not trying to get more listening into my life.
> >
> > 4. If you don't have an iPod you can't - period. Tough noogies!
> >
> > Give it some thought.
>I have. Just a different way of life, that's all.
>Steve Barbone
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>Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com

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