Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Tunes: Week 141

Gosh I haven't done my own meme in months. I'm just not in much of an meme-y mood these days, but I think I have a good topic this week.

Tell us about a music related item that is now obsolete that you miss.

I really miss cassette tapes. Sure they were very disposable, but they were really fun when you wanted to put something together for a friend. Oh how I loved the mixtape. It was much nicer than the mix CD and it could hold more songs. (Unless you are making an mp3 CD)

I used to make mixtapes all the time. Any time I went in the car, I had my walkman and about 30 cassettes. I guess it makes a case for iPods etc, but making playlists just isn't the same. There's nothing fun about it.

I also loved my boombox. Not many of those around these days.

Why?

CDs are almost obsolete now.

What I find funny is that vinyl is making a comeback in some areas.

Woot!

However the vinyl albums you will find today cost about $8.00 more than the CD.

GRRRR.

I've come to the conclusion that when it comes to the music industry the consumer is supposed to bend over and take it.


You guys know the drill. Play along in the comments or in your journal. This meme is created for my site Music Memoirs. Feel free to go there and check out my other weekly memes and play along.

6 comments:

Deirdre said...

I miss vinyls.

Bilbo said...

I have about 10 linear feet of vinyl records (mostly LPs, but a fair number of 45s and even a few ancient 78s). I'm slowly working my way through them, digitizing what I want to keep...at the rate I'm going, I'll be finished in another 30 or 40 years. I hated boomboxes, because morons used to take them everywhere, playing their music at top volume. Now, people play their iPods with earbuds so loud that you can hear them from five rows away on the bus...their hearing must be completly trashed.

Mike said...

I made a reel to reel mix tape one time that had (guessing) 4 hours of music.

I've still got a turntable that plays 78, 45, 33 1/3, & 16 2/3.

Janelle said...

I wouldn't call CDs obsolete just yet. On a related note, I don't get why people are content with having entirely digital music collections. So much can go wrong & wipe out everything. Besides, strictly digital music is boring. CDs, & even vinyls, are good times. The CD will probably make a comeback like vinyl is now, although mainly for us nerds.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I miss vinyls and VCRs. I have stocks of them, but the machinary for the latter is worn down.

Nikki-ann said...

I kinda miss cassette tapes too. I've still got boxes of them, but nothing to play them on (unless I take back the boom box I gave to my parents).