What do I mean by music types?
vinyl records, 8 tracks of the mid 60’s, Cassette tapes of the 70’s and the CD in the 80….
I grew up with a console stereo record player in the living room. Every Christmas we listened to Blue Christmas by Elvis on a record, still to this day it is tradition. I had a portable record player when I was a child. Then, came the 8 track player in the car that was amazing. My dad had a collection of Ray Stephens. I can still remember the Streak from the Boogity Boogity Album and who could forget the Shriner Convention! I mean really. Later on out came the cassette. That was revolutionary. We could make our very own mix tapes. Of course we had to be ready when the song played so we could hit the record button. But still it was worth the effort. Then in the 80’s came the Compact Disc and the disc man! WOW From Michael Jackson to Whitney Houston and George Strait to Dolly Pardon. You could have it all. And some of you did. Your collection was massive. You bought music like you really did think the music was going to die. So where is the collection now? Is it collecting dust?
Why did I take you on this little trip down memory lane? It’s because for some of you still have those “mix tapes” Come on you do and you know you haven’t listened to them in so long.
Some of you have no idea why a pencil is important to a cassette tape. Google it.
I do have a point and I will get to it. How many of you have collection old types of music that you no longer have the method to play them? The only thing those Records, CD’s 8 Tracks or cassette tapes are doing now is collection dust.
I want you to know that all that music is now available for download. OK well maybe there are a few that are not. But for the most part they are out there. They have excellent sound quality. You can recreate the favorite mix tapes on your phone, computer or iPod.
If you don’t have an 8-track player, a cassette player, a record player or a CD player let go of the music you own that plays on them.
Audiophiles swear by the sound quality of vinyl over CDs. Also, some old records have value as they are coming back in fashion. So you may want to consider selling them now and take that money to buy something you can actually listen to. Strike while the iron is hot. Old records are hot now but who knows if in 3 months they will be just another passed over fad. Could be that you have some old 8 tracks that also have some value? Take advantage of this and let them go. If you’re not using them they are clutter.
I hope you find a treasure in your collection like a Beatles White Album or an Elvis Presley original 1950’s Sun. Let me know if you do and you can thank me later.
Have a great day.
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