Tuesday, April 26, 2005

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CDz Nuts: Part Deux

(continued from below me)
Ok ok, so i left ya hanging there. i just have a lot to say about music and i figured two blogs was the best way to split it up. sorry to emily for just hanging you out there, but i can make it up.

Ipod. to buy or not to buy, that is the question. with the money that i use to buy used CDs, i could just buy an ipod and then download as many things as i can. it will be difficult considering that A-town-shoady is not wired, but i know i can think of something. there are ways to share files with people you know who have 10,000 songs for itunes. i could then burn any albums in my car individually. orrr, i could buy one of these.

does anyone else not see this major digital media divide that ipod is causing? half the hipsters in the USA already have ipods. they downloaded millions of songs last year. some paid. what is the other half waiting for? are CDs something to hold onto, or are they going to be as meaningless as the VHS tape? am i wasting my time restoring my old collex? should i just make a huge change and start being an ipod slave? is anyone getting sick of rhetorical questions?

i think for now i am going to be a little bitch about it. i mean i held out until senior year of college for a celly and finally succumbed due to bitchy mom tendencies. cd player quality is crucial to the bose in my car. cd collections are well worth it. i love flipping through mine and other peoples cd books, not scrolling through their mp3 folders. i will continue to sup up my CD collection and refuse to bite the ipod bullet.

here are the CDs i have bought so far:
Weezer - Maladroit
Beck - Guero
REM - Monster
G. Love & Special Sauce - Yeah Its That Easy (shout out to rebbe)
Aerosmith - Get A Grip
Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving
Talib Kweli
The Roots
Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five
Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams
Beck - Odelay!
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
DMB - Crash
Outkast - Stankonia
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Beastie Boys - To The 5 Boroughs
DMB - Before These Crowded Streets
REM - New Adventures in HiFi
Kanye West - College Dropout

I really want to check my friend's CD collections for any albums i could easily burn instead. You can have any of these full albums as well. Hook a brotha up. The less scratched the better.... like no one actually has an unscratched Wyclef Jean - The Carnival, Sublime - 40 oz, REM - anything. get my point?

also, how dank is old dave matthews. before he started mumbling and stuttering about the music and just played it. god damn crash is the best album ever. please re-unite me with those clutch albums.

which leads me to the closer. bloggers. i try to come up with fun things for you to do in the day when youre bored. so please play along. 1) whats better: CDs or Ipod. and why. 2) what albums are crucial to have the whole album and not just take swipes at it with mp3s?


At 4/26/2005 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2) Dark Side of the Moon. I'd also say Beck Mutations, but that's cause I love every song.
Thanks for the shout-out my mensch.

At 4/26/2005 3:44 PM, Blogger Paulie said...

my post for part two.

iPod is essential if you
a) want to take your entire collection whereever you go
b) want to buy accessories (other mp3 players have better features but will never get the cool add ons)

if you go iPod get the biggest one you can afford. i've already outgrown my 20GB because i have a lot of music and refuse to rip at anything below 160kbps (about half of max cd rate)

other essentials for me
radiohead - the bends
jane's addiction - nothing's shocking

At 4/27/2005 4:06 PM, Anonymous emily said...

silly shuster, itunes shows the album artwork when you play a tune. your arguments were weak.

At 5/03/2005 11:41 AM, Blogger Blue said...

It sounds as if we have similar tastes in music, so if you are rebuilding your CD collection, please include the following albums that are completely worth the entire CD - I still can't get enough of them:
Janes Addiction - Strays
DMB - Live at Red Rocks (2 discs - SO amazing)
Cold Play - A Rush of BLood to the Head
Green Day - American Idiot
that is all i can think of for now...


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