After one of those embarrassing gift swaps where Bigbad and I gave each other the same CD, I decided to go through our albums and organize them somewhat. I mean, there wasn't much reason for him keeping the enormous disc case in his car when he has one of those spiffy plugs for an mp3 player.
After three years being in this house, we finally set up our CD player again. We've been enjoying the sound of music accompanying our daily tasks. I'm not a music buff, but I will say that I really love having background noise-- just the sort of mindless pretty notes that a coffee shop might play. I know that a lot of folks don't even listen to CDs anymore. NPR did a special segment about the CD, recognizing its 30th birthday. The format is being replaced rapidly with digital music files. But what makes me sad about the fading relevance of CDs is the loss of cover art and liner notes (I think the jewel case is lame, but the art superb).
Perhaps with a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun, I'm letting this vintage beauty house the majority of our CD collection now.
The train case belonged to my Aunt Frenchie and was sitting empty in our garage. We can't have that! It's in good shape and gives such character to our cd collection as well as a place for me to keep all of the commemorative pins I accumulate.
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