Imagination, Music, and Albums

by Vince

“Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it.

“God, it was a magical, magical time. I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’ Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.” –Jon Bon Jovi, in an interview with The Sunday Times (subscription required, sorry — freebie here).

Those experiences Bon Jovi describe are still possible today but its much more tempting to download the whole album for free or buy singles instead of hopping over to a CD store with $13.

H/T: The Pajama Pundit

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