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Them got' damn kids! *Shakes cane*
Get off of my lawn, ya' dang hooligans!

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Somebody hasn't heard that MP3s have contributed to this period becoming the best and easiest time to become a paid musician in recent history.

Are your vinyl records or your cassettes or 8-tracks or wax cylinders infinitely replicable, dear sir? No? Too bad. I guess you'll just have to wait for some shitty record label to pick you up until you are actually able to spread your music, requiring you to kowtow to a few assholes with business degrees. Too bad.

I'm going to hang out online for a while and get some fans tonight. See you on the stage.
The great thing about omni-accessible music is that EVERYONE has the ability, nay, the DUTY to record and distribute their very own rap or hip hop recordings. No need to learn to play an instrument or sing, just plug in a beat box and start yammering about "the man" or your hos or your posse or whatever. (And don't forget to turn your cap sideways while grabbing your crotch.)
Yes, mp3 and hip hop culture; together in one decade. M-m-m-m-m.
What's with late 20-somethings and 30-somethings thinking they grew up in the greatest generation known to humankind, fuck off already. MP3's suck, this is true, we didn't need a self-righteous fucktwit to illustrate that for us. As for all youth having no social skills and learning every possible thing from the internet, why not remind yourself it was your fucking generation that pushed that on us. Go fuck yourselves. Ipods suck and are over-priced, this is true, but your generations walkman sucked and was oversized, or was that to compensate for the fact it too was overpriced? Arggggghhhhh
I find it interesting that any time there is any resistance to a new device/style/method/format, or even a reasonable skepticism, it gets shouted down as a bunch of old coots 'angry at kids running through their lawn.'

This is precisely what happened in the early 80's, when it was passe' to retain your old vacuum tube amplifier. "come on, get with the program old man. those things are heavy and require servicing. My amp is half the size, has twice as many knobs, and it sounds pretty much the same. I bet you couldn't even tell the difference." But there was a real difference, because the old amps were designed to be fixable(meaning my 40-45 year old amps work as well as they did when new), they were about 3 to 4 times louder (watt for watt), and they could distort in a pleasing manner that flattered guitar and bass tones. Even now, 25-30 years later, there is no solid-state device that accurately replicates these features.

I have an ipod with somewhere around 2700 albums on it, and it is very handy for listening in the car/wherever. But I still enjoy sitting over the turntable putting on 45's and being more actively engaged in the process of listening.
ditto Chris Jury. best comment. i'm an old coot who grew up in the 80's, recording vinyl to cassette. but technology changes, you go with it. still, you can't beat that nice warm sound of a record on a decent turntable.