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    Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    Cleaning up around the house, found a box full of CDs. It felt so ancient (it did not help that there were VHS tapes in the same box).

    I had digitized those VHS tapes years ago so I will just throw them away.

    But what to do about the CDs? I thought of ripping them, but then realized that ALL of those CDs are available to me through music services I currently subscribe (probably remastered and/or high res versions to boot) so why bother? I decided to put them in the attic with the rest of my CD collection.

    Ironically, some of those VHS tapes contain home movies that show the (then) kids singing or dancing to Prince and Led Zeppelin being played via LPs. Those LPs are still in the music room and while played sporadically, they are still being played!

    I never imagined that the life of CDs would be so short. Most folks today donít even have a CD player at home. They may have one in their car but only if the car is older because many newer cars donít even come with CD players.

    PS. There were a couple of Zip disks as well. Wonít even bother to try and find out whatís in them. Those had an even shorter life span than CDs!

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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    I still buy CD's. Not at the rate I once did. I find myself listening more these days to Internet radio stations while I am doing various tasks.
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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike B. View Post
    I still buy CD's. Not at the rate I once did. I find myself listening more these days to Internet radio stations while I am doing various tasks.
    Havenít bought a CD in years. Have received a couple of CD as gifts in the past few years, but I just add them to my music service library and donít even bother to open them.
    CDs used to be a good option for gifting but nowadays folks donít listen to CDs anymore.
    You are definitely in a very small minority if you still purchase CDs. If you enjoy doing it, thatís all that matters! Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    I'm down to a few dozen SACDs of my favorite performers. The over 1000 CD collection and the pointless (for me) rituals of storing them and hardly ever listening to the music I no longer care to listen to from three decades ago, was well, pointless and is now disposed of.

    I do however "listen" to more music than EVER. Roon/Qobuz/Tidal and I have full access to the whole world music library! It is good to be KING!
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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOctopus View Post
    I'm down to a few dozen SACDs of my favorite performers. The over 1000 CD collection and the pointless (for me) rituals of storing them and hardly ever listening to the music I no longer care to listen to from three decades ago, was well, pointless and is now disposed of.

    I do however "listen" to more music than EVER. Roon/Qobuz/Tidal and I have full access to the whole world music library! It is good to be KING!
    Iím with you about listening to more music than ever AND discovering new music all the time without physically buying CDs. Not owning another CD does not bother me at all! Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

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    Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    I still buy CDs. While that music might be on a streaming service now, what happens if someday it isn't. Look at the Neil Young catalog that he pulled from streaming. If I didn't own the CDs, how would I listen to it again.

    I never actually spin a CD anymore, they are all ripped. But I have them if I ever lost the digital copy.


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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    There are quite a few albums that have disappeared or never appeared on Tidal or Qobuz so Iíll keep buying music that I really like either on vinyl,cd, or digital download.

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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    I think the thing to do with old CDís is the same as what you would do with a paper phone book, or other relics from a bygone era.
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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by W9TR View Post
    I think the thing to do with old CDís is the same as what you would do with other relics from a bygone era.
    Now Tom, you shouldn't be so hard on yourself ! ........
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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Now Tom, you shouldn't be so hard on yourself ! ........
    I resemble that remark!
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    Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    Just to add... In the same box I found several DVDs (mostly movies for the kids when they were little). I put them in a box to throw away.
    My daughter came by the house this weekend and rescued several DVDs from the trash box.
    I could not convince her that those old DVDs (720 x 480 or 480i) were now available in higher resolution via streaming or Blu-Ray.
    In the end, people develop an attachment to something.

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