"It appears to me... that if we could have devised an arrangement for providing everybody with music in their homes, perfect in quality, unlimited in quantity, suited to every mood, and beginning and ceasing at will, we should have considered the limit of human felicity already attained, and ceased to strive for further improvements."
From Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy, published 1888!
I mentioned Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" in class, and one of my students then said "Oh, but Disturbed did it better!" I managed not to say anything after that, but it was hard. Oh, so very hard.
I only have the 47 enticing new releases coming out today to listen to, plus I'm getting into Baroness's discography, so I hope my family is OK with me only listening to music and not talking to them for a week or so.
I was just remembering going through my dad's old CDs from the 80s and loving the page of instructions on how to use and care for a CD, including a warning that it will only work in a CD player, NOT a record player.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.