last physical book and music

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  1. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    calling out the old tech users! still buying physical books, cd's, vinyl? I'm curious what's still hanging on for dear life

    book: David Cannadine, Victorious Century, balanced account of 19th century UK, gets a little hairy in the 1880+ as usual but pretty useful as an account with a good current bibliography

    album: Matt Carson's CD, No Regrets, solid country sad songs pretty honest soulful bare bones production I like it
     
  2. BigDaddyLH

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    Well, it has 448 pages. Got it at Costco.

    EDIT: Oh, CD! It's been a while. I saw the Proclaimers and later bought their CD Angry Cyclist.

     
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    Yes.
     
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    Scott Stavrou’s Losing Venice, a novel

    Snakes - No More Songs About Wildflowers, an LP
     
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    Is it that high profile book with all the missing parts?
     
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    I buy cd's all the time!

    There's already TONS of music you'll never see as download or streaming.

    I think record companies are veering strongly towards no physical music formats and all streaming. You'll have to buy subscriptions... and still not get what you want...

    Love books too!

    TEX
     
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    448 pages, you must be an old guy with a functional hippocampus

    Proclaimers? I didn't have you down as the gospel type
     
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    Us old guys are used to missing parts.
     
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    howdy Tex, I hate streaming and will never subscribe

    I'll watch twitch.tv, though
     
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    If I had Alzheimer's, would I even know it?

    You don't have to believe everything you dance to.
     
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    Book: Madeline Albright’s Fascism: a Warning. The title says it all. Also Neil Strphenson’ Anathem, an amazing tale about what can happen crossing between parallel universes and Seveneves. What happens when the moon is destroyed in an asteroid strike?
    Music: older stuff, anything Linda Ronstadt. Newer, anything Carly Simon. There’s something about the ladies.
    I still prefer bound books. There aren’t many albums I can listen to beginning to end except Ronstadt’s. Music I download from YouTube is winning out over CD’s and radio because I never have to listen to anything I don’t like.
    Sometimes I feel stretched between two eras.
     
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  13. ndcaster

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    I don't know, what are we talking about?
    this is true

    it's also true that you can't dance to some things you believe, like symphonies

    my next book is Shoshona Zuboff's Surveillance Capitalism, and the next CD is probably Steak Night at the Prairie Rose
     
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    I still buy CD's though the prices have to be right or it has to be something I really want. Last purchase was Robin Trower's "For Earth Below" which I thought I had on disc but cannot find. I've cut way down on books as well and am slowly getting rid of the ones that aren't dear to me or rare. Last book was a used paperback called "Satan is Real" by Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Bros. Great read, BTW.

    I forgot to mention I am cutting back on books and CD's not for technology reasons but because I have a small room overflowing with books, CD's and DVD's. As my kids get older and show little interest in most of my passions I'm trimming back.
     
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    Try harder!

     
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    Book - a thread here got me to finely read Catch 22.

    CD - Lace and Whiskey - Alice Cooper. Ran across it and I'm so old school, I used to have it on 8 track, and I'm glad I got it. Some great music there.

    - and All Blues - Peter Frampton's new release.
     
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    Yep, still buying them.

    Anything I read that I want to study, or will come back to, I buy as a paper book. Things that are sort of throw away, such as music biographies, I buy as ebooks. Although it depends on the biography. I bought several different Zappa biographies as paper books. History and certain eastern philosophy are mostly what I've been reading. Those are better as printed books. I buy more paper books than ebooks.

    CD's, heck yes. I refuse to rent music from Apple or whomever. I have stopped buying CD's from Amazon and support a local CD and record store. They've been in business since the 80's. How they've survived I'll never know. I actually have bought many new CD's recently. My daughter went through an XTC phase, so we ordered them as imports from the aforementioned store. We also bought a copy of the Residents Freakshow for her as well.

    We also have been using the home stereo a great deal in the last year to play these things on. The Alexa and Echo my wife was given took over for awhile. We unplugged those and put them in the closet a while back, and have been playing classical music on the stereo. Heresy! Apostasy!
     
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  20. ndcaster

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    I want the book, not the bytes

    I like my audio uncompressed
     
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