Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Score Another for Ludd

I don't know if I can stop buying CDs. Yeah, I know downloading and everything is here and here to stay, but I don't feel like I actually own music with a little shiny disc to show for it. I need a physical property, not just a name on a hard drive or my iPod. And I know it's stupid, I can own the exact same thing in terms of aural experience, but I like to have something physical. Is it just a hoarding instinct? Is it just nostalgia? I don't know, I used to think that vinyl collectors were these paleolithic weridos. "Aww man, CDs, that's fake, that's selling out, look at this big black circle full of Zeppelin!" Yeah, whatever, shut up, old man. And yet here I am, still wanting after a little silver piece of lacquer.