Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Remember listening?

Recalling the initial wonder of the iPod ("If you had presented me with this gadget even a decade ago, I'm pretty sure I would have proclaimed you the Messiah") and lamenting its devaluation of the musical experience, Steve Almond writes, "I really miss the fact that listening to music used to be a concerted sonic and emotional event, rather than the backing track to some flashing screen." Almond's commentary in The Los Angeles Times: