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Monday, October 23, 2006

Why We Don't Buy CDs

Okay, now this is completely off-topic and yes, literally whiney, but so completely true I just have to share it with you. See if the music-lover in you doesn't agree....

(Note: Don't open this link at work)

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON thanks to David E.

9 Comments:

Blogger raymond said...

"Cat hair from a cat you don't own.."

That's pretty gross. He forgot to rant about the plastic spindle thingies that break the first time you pop the CD out. And the extra mount for the double CD breaking off its hinges.

If it's not on vinyl, I'll take the mp3s...

4:26 PM  
Blogger Mike C. said...

And what about getting an over-fat little booklet of notes back into the case without snagging it on the little buttons?? I HATE THAT!!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Roger said...

Actually, I do buy CDs. At the flea market. I don't know if folks are ripping theirs to MP3s or what but they go for $1-5 a pop. My preferences are mostly blues and be bop-era jazz; some days are more sparse than others. But the price is right and the music's fine.

Oh yeah, I also own three turntables: a Music Hall, an AR, and a Pro-ject. CDs and vinyl all run through vacuum tubes of course.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"Oh yeah, I also own three turntables: a Music Hall, an AR, and a Pro-ject. CDs and vinyl all run through vacuum tubes of course."

Rock on Roger!

(Or should that be "swing on"?)

--Mike

10:15 PM  
Blogger Boris said...

The link you posted does not open :-(...

Yet, hoping that I guess what that article is about. Well, Mike, I do buy CDs... You see, the CDs (TDK and Verbatim at that) that I burned in 2002 on high-end Plextor CD writer are dissolving. In fact, they started dissolving half a year ago. They just refuse to be read. All CDs that I bought (even the first ones of mine circa 1992) are just fine.

I don't buy just as much, but that's because I have collected what I wanted and because I don't really like modern musical stuff...

I have some MP3, I won't deny that. But... consider this carefully... I don't have any peer-to-peer file exchange program installed on my home PC... I even buy DVDs for my daughter, and sometimes for myself.

I cannot attest for their authenticity, but that's not my problem - it would be for our authorities to resolve.

3:39 AM  
Blogger Ryan Sorensen said...

You know Mike, I really enjoy your blog, but I do occasionally look at it at work. I'd appreciate it if in the future you would put an article like this as not safe for work (this is very commonly abbreviated as NSFW). I opened the link and got to the splash page of the animation before i realized it was not something i should be looking at at work. A little notice next time, please.

12:18 AM  
Blogger thechrisproject said...

Ryan, NSFW is typically reserved for sexually explicit material. I suppose it's used for vulgar language too, but I think you're diluting the intent of the NSFW tag. Wear headphones.

My two cents. If it said NSFW, I wouldn't click on it at work, but a talking squirrel isn't really not work safe.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Fazal Majid said...

If you care more about the CD than the booklet, the perfect packaging for them exists: http://www.ejector.de/en/index.html

I buy mostly SACDs nowadays, but I never buy music online because of the DRM.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Fazal Majid said...

Oh, and goo-gone is a good way to remove the sticky residue.

11:54 AM  

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