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    Default Apple Music - History of Sound - 1888 thru 2015

    Kinda cool promo video for the upcoming Apple streaming music service (Apple Music). Seeing some of the old ways we listened to music, vinyl, 8 track, boombox, cd.


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    a quick shot of Tower Records closing, kinda sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismusicsux View Post
    a quick shot of Tower Records closing, kinda sad
    Very sad. And I found it disgusting how they showed a kid walking by it all dopey listening to his ipod (the final nail in physical media's coffin)

    It's a shame kids today only know about music as digital files.

    There used to be so much more to it than that. The cover art, the liner notes, listening to albums in the order that the artist put them on the album.

    Now it's just data on a computer.

    I'm glad that Apple was at least able to put a dent into the stealing of music, but I still don't like any of it. Yes I have an ipod, but I still buy all of my music on cd and then transfer it, I don't give a shit if it's the "old person" way. lol

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    Ooh yeah. Walking by Tower closing w iPod kinda low blow Apple :-). Like they were the nail in the coffin. Eek

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    Regardless of what Apple is trying to sell, it is cool that the best sounding format is still vinyl after all these years.


    So no one gets left out



    Suck on that Apple

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    It's all happened so fast.

    I've worked in every record store in Boston:
    HMV, Tower, Newbury Comics, CD Spins, Strawberries...
    I've been a music buyer, an imports buyer (Lightning distribution was the shit!), supervisor,
    sales clerk, etc.

    But i basically put myself out of a job when i fell in love with the iPod.

    Now, years later, my iPod is completely outdated and everything is on my phone.

    I feel like i'm progressing downwards, quality wise for sake of convienence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post

    There used to be so much more to it than that. The cover art, the liner notes, listening to albums in the order that the artist put them on the album.

    Now it's just data on a computer.
    yeah that was all good times with records, art, sleeves, lyrics, etc. This apple video is kinda sad all the way thru, haha

    very happy I was of age to enjoy music on albums, as a whole, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismusicsux View Post
    yeah that was all good times with records, art, sleeves, lyrics, etc. This apple video is kinda sad all the way thru, haha

    very happy I was of age to enjoy music on albums, as a whole, etc...
    Amen to that!

    I still have Scorpions "Animal Magnetism" on vinyl.

    That and UFO's "Lights out" are kinda like, what's going on here?

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    I don't blame the iPod for the death of music any more than I blame the cassette recorder. The ability to download music, especially for free, is it, plain and simple. If the iPod existed as is, but the only way you could get music on it was to buy a CD and download it onto your computer, then the iPod would be the greatest thing invented since sliced bread! I was thinking about this the other night - I always used to be constantly making mix tapes to take on road trips with me - carefully calculating which songs go together and would fit on 45 minutes worth of tape, adjusting levels to try and make the whole thing sound good. Now I have a device that as of right now is probably closing in on 8,000 songs and fits in my pockets - I've made some playlists on it, but the best of those are based on those old mix tapes! Been a long time since I sat down and tried to calculate a good list, no longer constrained by a 45 minute time limit, even. But still, how great to be able to jump in the car and bring a large chunk of my music collection (and I'm constantly growing it - just this year I bought all of Lennon's albums and Queen's albums on CD and am working them on there at the rate of one CD every other month for Lennon and one CD every month for Queen. I'm finishing up my KISS collection (at least the gap that existed between Creatures Of The Night and Psycho-Circus on CD). I've added the George Harrison albums in the past two years (still a couple to put on the iPod) and the Pretenders first two records. So to me, the damn thing is a god send.

    Downloading is okay, too, when people pay. There are a lot of songs I have that I would never buy an album but it's nice to be able to get that one song for a reasonable price. One instance - "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. Don't think I'd ever buy a Mraz album, but that song holds a special place because it reminds me of the time I was shopping with my boys and my then 9 year old was singing along with it as it played over the store system. Here was this song I'd never heard before and my baby seemed to know all the words. Yeah, I can be a sentimental old fuck some times. Yeah, now he's a cynical teenager but when I hear that song he's still my (mostly) innocent little boy.

    It's when people rip the music off that puts the nails in music's coffin. And I still have some of that from the Napster, Limewire days, but I've done my best over the years to replace it with paid copies. Most of what's left is stuff you could never buy anyway (Van Halen demos for instance).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    Very sad. And I found it disgusting how they showed a kid walking by it all dopey listening to his ipod (the final nail in physical media's coffin)

    It's a shame kids today only know about music as digital files.

    There used to be so much more to it than that. The cover art, the liner notes, listening to albums in the order that the artist put them on the album.

    Now it's just data on a computer.

    I'm glad that Apple was at least able to put a dent into the stealing of music, but I still don't like any of it. Yes I have an ipod, but I still buy all of my music on cd and then transfer it, I don't give a shit if it's the "old person" way. lol
    It's a double-edged sword. As you say, we have lost something in not having a physical medium. At the same time, it is awesome to be able to take every song you've ever heard with you anywhere you go. Kids growing up today won't even know what they are missing. People growing up in the 1920s probably thought it was a shame when live music on the radio was replaced by records. Hopefully, enough young people will see the superior audio quality of vinyl to allow them to co-exist with digital albums for years to come.

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    Believe me, I love having my entire collection on one small device (ipod) Super convenient and the sound is very good. But they only make it to the ipod if I buy the physical album and convert it myself. I need the real album in addition to, not instead of. I realize that makes me OLD. I've accepted it and moved on lol

    It's just a bummer to me that music is nothing more than 1's and 0's on a computer to most people now.

    I'm holding on to cd's as long as they'll make them.

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    I have piles & piles of CD's.

    I haven't played any of them in years.

    I just DL everything and transfer from my mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    It's all happened so fast.

    I've worked in every record store in Boston:
    HMV, Tower, Newbury Comics, CD Spins, Strawberries...
    I've been a music buyer, an imports buyer (Lightning distribution was the shit!), supervisor,
    sales clerk, etc.

    But i basically put myself out of a job when i fell in love with the iPod.

    Now, years later, my iPod is completely outdated and everything is on my phone.

    I feel like i'm progressing downwards, quality wise for sake of convienence.
    CD Spins? No shit...the one that used to be in Davis Square?

 

 

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