VINYL vs. MP3

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Didn’t think I’d write anything today?

Soundgarden’s new song
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/10/soundgarden-share-first-new-song-in-two-years-storm-listen/

Soundgarden to release rarity collection.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/10/soundgarden-announce-rarities-collection-echo-of-miles-scattered-tracks-across-the-path/

Slayer set sights on 40 year anniversary
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-10-28/slayer-set-sights-on-40-years

CBS has ordered 4 full seasons of the following shows and “Scorpion” is one of them!!!!
http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/27/cbs-full-season-orders/

The “1989” album by Taylor Swift is a pop album, not a country album. It’s pretty catchy! Kim pre-ordered it on iTunes so I poped it on my iPod last night, very catchy to me.

Vinyl vs. MP3s, I keep thinking I need a record player since vinyl seems to be coming back in a big way. Then I thought about it, spoke with an old friend and realized why I don’t need or want one.

Sound quality is a personal choice. Digital or analog, if you like music skipping, being easily scratched, or constantly turning the record over, there’s a few cons for vinyl. Lot’s of people don’t like the sound of MP3s, that’s fine. It’s compressed, like the music on FM/AM radio.

I think I’ll keep my digital music. You can’t fit a record player in your pocket like you can with an MP3 player. Digital music doesn’t have the popping and scratching like vinyl.

iTunes is cheap & convenient. Too cheap though! Let the musician(s) set the price with a cap at $20 an album. Some will say “$0.00, we’ve made our multi-millions of dollars”, newer bands will say “$20 we’re new and need the cash”. I pro digital music. CDs, Tapes, & Vinyl take up a lot of physical space, Digital music takes up hard drive space, lot’s of people now have a Terra Bite Hard drive, 1000gb. I have a pile of (600) CDs in the closet behind me, taking up physical space & 109gb of music on my hard drive. I don’t want to purchase vinyl because of the space issue. I do think the musicians on iTunes deserve the right to set the price of their art.

Do you ever go to a restaurant for a meal? Do you dine & dash? Probably not? Do you tip? You realize you’re paying for the chef’s ART so why should all musical ART be free?

I hope Apple & U2 come up with a good idea as to make people pay for music. Music has become very disposable now that you can get an album or song for free on a torrent site or $12 on iTunes. Apple/U2 said the new way of purchasing music would be roughly 18 months from the day they released the free U2 album.

Sure I could buy vinyl, hook up my record player to my computer and then put it on my iPod, then what do I do with the vinyl I bought? I have no place to store it? Do I throw it out?

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

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