I remember when my cousin, who is only a couple of years older than me, but always seemed Worldy wise when it came to the latest technological craze, got his first cd player one Christmas
On our regular visits to my Aunt & Uncles house I would invariably find an excuse to visit (sneak) into his room to seek out his boulder hill play set, M.A.S.K anyone?
Once in there you couldn’t help but notice every detail of the well organised treasure trove of awesomeness, the eighties wallpaper and bedspread surrounded by items that always seemed just beyond my current age.
Shelves bunged, neatly & alphabetically correct, with CD Singles & VHS tapes marked with exoticly and intriguing titles like Reeves & Mortimer Big Night In, The Goonies or a poster of Bill & Ted proudly positioned like the beginnings of some sort of mini pop culture art gallery
Mp3, iPod, streaming, Alexa, digital downloads..... they have all come along since then, yet I still buy CD's.
An activity that is becoming increasingly difficult outside of the online World.
and when my oldest kid asked me, just yesterday, when an album arrived from Amazon. Why dont you just use Alexa?
I realised technology will take such a simple joy from them.
Hours spent browsing the racks in bricks and mortar music stores. Our Price, HMV, Virgin Records. Tense days waiting for the release of a new album, that couldn't be instantly streamed, walking from shop to shop searching out the latest hit single of bands that you had watched on Top of the Pops or heard on Dr Fox's radio show.
CD's were to my generations what records where to my parents and streaming is to my kids.
Each generation gets their own unique accent to music, films and cultures. I'm biased, but I feel that my kids have got a raw deal.
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