Sunday, March 18, 2007

record store...



i can't even begin to imagine what it must've been like to walk into a store like this at a time when music was only available as a live experience with living humans howling and banging away on drums, strings, and horns...

one day, the word phonograph is taped to the door of a shop and your relationship to music has changed forever. you can hear, and possibly purchase, a piece of music whenever you want. you can listen to a song over and over again; and suddenly, you don't have to remember - the activity of listening is changed, and the mystical presence of recorded sound becomes part of this world.

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Anonymous jgrzinich said...

not to mention that at the current time we are witnessing the opposite trend, that shops selling pre-recorded music are disappearing. the medium is dissolving into binary streams. This may hopefully rekindle the "live" experience and more importantly, the function of memory.

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