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Devan

United States

April 17, 2010

Today is Record Store Day in the United States. This is a special day that was created to help the failing record industry. Thousands of artists are putting out special releases that will only be available through independent record stores in hopes of boosting these stores' sales. 

I worked at a record store a couple years ago until it went out of business. It seems the iPod and the internet are killing CD's and records. I think a lot of good comes from technological innovations, but I think there's a lot of negative aspects to this as well. I spent so much time hanging out in record stores when I was a kid that I simply cannot imagine raising kids in a world where record stores don't exist. For me, scanning websites is nowhere near comparable to scanning record bins. I like to own the physical item, look at the pictures, read the lyrics, engage in the act of putting on a record.

 What about you guys? Do you still buy CD's/Records? Why or why not? 

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11:54 AM May 12 2010

wrzosennik

wrzosennik
Poland

I can say the same about books - You should feel the paper, smell it, touch it... Hate e-books, but of course I know it`s something that I can`t stop... our word is all the time just "via" something not "in" sth. Even English, baby! is kind of example that we want to met people but not want to know them. You cannot agree of course, but I think It`s true - we are virtual:)

12:43 AM May 11 2010

julywidiawati
Indonesia

I just download them from the net and find the lyrics on the other sources.. go to the CD's store would take my time too much..heheh

08:01 AM May 10 2010

冷场王19号
China

YEAH I DO! i even bought a portable CD player several days before! iPod and any MP3/4/5 players are really great inventions. but there's nothing which can take place of CD. not even a second for me!

11:26 AM Apr 30 2010

pengcaiyan@gmail.com
China

I think it would be perfect to listen to music with words of the songs .we can feel the feelings of the songs .And also we can relax ourselves.Smile

12:36 AM Apr 28 2010

janky
China

CD has the perfect sound,iPod and other MP3 player is more convenient.I like the high quality music,so I can buy some CD and a good earphone to enjoy the perfect music. My ipod is also my favorite, I always take it to outside,to travelling,picnic....so ,for me, cd will not disappear!

07:18 PM Apr 26 2010

Paninsula

Paninsula
Christmas Island

CD won't fade as time goes by, just like instant coffee can't replace coffee bean. For the really beautiful music (like classical & jazz, etc..) that needs sound effect, i prefer listening though HI-FI 

09:47 PM Apr 17 2010

ZoOm In

ZoOm In
Saudi Arabia

Hi Devan

well I think that's more about how convenient is using ipod . do you compare your CD player with the ipod ? there is no comparison.. size of memory, uses, the way how you can navigate your sound file and so and so

 

I think technology is just making things easier and more compatible especially with the modern life style

thanks =)