[Dixielandjazz] Is the CD dead?

Mike mike at railroadstjazzwest.com
Sun Oct 29 16:32:22 PST 2006

Different strokes for different folks I suppose. That isn't to say that 
I don't enjoy some of the things you mention either. I do love silence; 
you can believe that.

Basically as I said before, it's a convenience thing. No, I don't have 
to have my music collection at my fingertips. But it's nice to be able 
to have that option if I want it. :-)

Technology, like anything else can be positive or negative depending on 
the situation and the point of view. If it weren't for email and the 
world wide web, you and I probably wouldn't be able to have this 
conversation right now. Nor would I have been able to learn from guys 
like Bob Ringwald, Jim Kash, Barbone, Wigs, yourself and others.


pat ladd wrote:
> you can carry your entire music collection with you>>
> Hi Mike,
> you dont HAVE to carry any music with you a tall. Surprising though it 
> may seem to one of your generation ( the younger set) it is perfectly 
> possible to survive for quite long periods without a pair of phones or 
> buds in your ears.
> Some of us can remember when we had to be deprived of music for the 
> entire time it took to go from one radio to another possibly as far away 
> as next door.
> Should you try it you will be amazed at the amount of other sound which 
> is available without charge. The wind in the trees, birds singing, 
> people talking to each other. If you are exceptionally lucky you may 
> hear nothing at all. A chastening experience.
> I carry in my car CD Player more music than I could play in a day. To 
> carry so much that I could not hear it all if I listened 24 hours a day 
> until the end of my life seems a little excessive, no matter how small 
> and convenient the package.
> Cheers
> Pat  :-)

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