iPods vs VinylMar 1st, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players
But, we’ve still got a vinyl music collection around, a couple of turntables and a little parallel universe of analog music that we still love.
So, country music artist Shelby Lynne’s essay on Vinyl vs iPod over at Huffington Post rings a chord:
I grew up listening to….vinyl. I have discovered that having a vinyl collection is so much cooler than having an iPod. Now, I have an iPod and I admit they are genius especially for travel and convenience. But they aren‚Äôt really any fun.
I don‚Äôt call up my friends and say ‚ÄúHey why don‚Äôt y‚Äôall come over and bring your computers and let‚Äôs have a party‚Äù? Hell no! I say bring pot, wine and vinyl.
That‚Äôs sexy. It‚Äôs really a great excuse to get together and listen to music. Everybody takes a turn looking through the collection and it‚Äôs interesting to see what each person plays. The vinyl way is just me. I think if if we all listen to more music together, it really doesn‚Äôt matter how we do it.
Music will save us all just like it always has. We feed our souls with it. Vinyl just creates a little more discussion for us. You get to look at the covers, the liner notes, sometimes the lyrics are included. Plus you can roll a doobie on it. That‚Äôs hard on an iPod.
I‚Äôm not much of a country music fan, but you can‚Äôt argue with the fact that there’s a wonderful tactile sense to vinyl that hasn’t been duplicated in the world of digital music, and that hasn’t been replaced, either.