What Do You Want For Christmas?

Jim Burroway

December 20th, 2008

The iPod generation has nothing on this.

More Christmas ideas here.


December 20th, 2008

It is made of the awesomest awesomeness. I do remember the Close & Play fondly. Man, am I ever old.


December 20th, 2008

And the debate with my audiophile friends still continues: analog is better than digital.

Dust off your Denon, Revox, Bang&Olufsen or Technics turntables!

Priya Lynn

December 21st, 2008

Cowboy, I just bought a new turntable, it plugs into the USB port of my computer and allows me to convert my vinyl to MP3 while using a digital filter to remove pops and clicks.

Emily K

December 21st, 2008

I resent being called the “ipod generation.” MiniDisc anybody? Digital Audio Tapes? HELLOOOOO!!!


December 21st, 2008

I was skeptical about the compression algorithm they use for mp3 but the convenience of having music so handy makes me a little less puritan in my listening. A music player the size of a postage stamp and plays 200 songs? Who would have thought… So, I’m a fan of the digital medium.

That, and these in-ear-canal headphones! What a joy sometimes. Boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom-boom.

And that’s listening to Renee Fleming and not just something from Christina Augilera. (Which, by the way, I was just seeing the music video of hers: Beautiful. I’m sure we could spend a thread discussing that.)

And, the interview on CBS this morning with Christine Chenoweth: She says she has come to understand the gays. Brava! Brava! Brava! She is a giant in my book.

Priya Lynn,
There was a time when tweaking a turntable and boasting about sapphire cantilevers was a hobby. Now, we just plop the shiny discs onto a drawer and it sucks it back into a black box where we can’t tweak anything. There was some joy in playing and tinkering with vinyl and its devices.

And who knows, maybe some of the vinyl you have, Priva, might be the only examples made into mp3. Generations from now will be grateful for your efforts to save that stuff in digital format.

Emily K

December 21st, 2008

“And that’s listening to Renee Fleming and not just something from Christina Augilera. (Which, by the way, I was just seeing the music video of hers: Beautiful. I’m sure we could spend a thread discussing that.)”

Um, let’s don’t.


December 21st, 2008

Oh…okay. I can understand the two guys kissing is one of those “ick” things for you, Emily K. But that was meant to demonstrate something “beautiful”.

Emily K

December 22nd, 2008

no, two guys kissing is not an “ick” thing for me. Christina Aguliera and her brand of music in general is an “ick” thing for me.

Plus sledgehammer irony is lame.


December 22nd, 2008

I’m not sure what you mean by sledgehammer irony and I could be curious about what brand of music you generally like but that doesn’t really matter. I only happened onto Christina Aguliera’s video via a snippet I saw on towleroad just recently. After a lot of country/western-type music videos it was somewhat of a surprise to view some of talented Ms. Aguliera’s other videos.

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