What will we lose?

This whole thing seems a bit staged to me, but I thought I’d share it anyway. I have an iPhone and there’s a Kindle and an iPad in my house. Nevertheless I still find nothing quite the same as dropping a record – be it a 33 or a 78 – onto the phonograph and holding my toddler up to watch it “spin out music.” As music becomes nothing more than a series of perfectly edited 1’s and 0’s on a microchip, we ceased to “play” it; music is not made anymore as much as it is regurgitated. I guess we need to ask ourselves whether the purpose of a recording is to capture the perfect, ideal version of a song or the truth of a specific performance or artist.


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