Monday, November 8, 2010

The Things We've Handed Down

Raft3r loves the smell of brand new CDs.

Wait.

Is it just me?

Call me old school but nothing compares to the excitement of heading over to a record store to check out new releases from your favorite artists.

Raft3r has now resorted to buying music online via iTunes.

Though its convenience is hard to beat, buying music online lacks the thrill of browsing over racks and racks of music CDs.

The closure of one of my revered hangouts -
Virgin Megastore - was hard to accept.

If HMV follows suit, that might just be the final bow.

It's also sad to think that those so-called pirates are now laughing all the way to the bank.

51 comments:

my-so-called-Quest said...

tama. i remeber the good old days buying cassette tapes and cd's! :( at least you can preview in itunes the music before clicking buy. hehehe

Raft3r said...

my-so-called-quest, CD singles ang pinakamiss ko.

pete said...

good luck sa arraignment bukas!

Raft3r said...

pete, Yes. Thank you!!!

Eternal Wanderer... said...

sad.

to think that i used to come home from trips abroad with a whole maleta stuffed with just cds.

long live vigin, hmv, and tower recods!

Raft3r said...

eternal wanderer, Kakalungkot ano.

Brando said...

Galingan mo bukas ok!

Raft3r said...

brando, Nyahaha. Ano naman gagalingan ko bukas? Magpli-plead lang naman Yun carnapper ng guilty or not guilty. Hehe

Wendy said...

Ang candy store mo pala ay record store. I can imagine how unexciting buying music through itunes must be. Parang kindle or ebooks replacing actual books. Nothing really beats shopping for the real thing, with the cover and the pictures and the nifty details and all.

gillboard said...

you must hate me.

i love downloading music.

sorry.

Raft3r said...

wendy, True. True. Hehe

gillboard, Naku. I am not one to judge. Hehe

becomingjudie said...

same here except mine is with books. death to e-books. hehe, kidding!

let's scour all the records store in taipei. i'll go with you even if i'm known to have ripped all the songs in my ipod. lol

Raft3r said...

becomingjudie, Shame on you. Hehe

pete said...

ano oras hearing?

Raft3r said...

pete, 8am! Excited nako. Yun representative ko nasa Sta Rosa palang ngayon. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

i hear you. i think it is the same feeling with wanting books instead of e-books.

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Must be. Hehe

dong ho said...

i wish my tapes are still intact even though unusable for sure but at least seeing it intact will be great. i need to check it when i go home to my home province next year.

Raft3r said...

dong ho, Puro agiw nadin tapes ko. Unang collection ko yon, eh.

pete said...

no nangyari kanina?

Raft3r said...

pete, Naku. Postponed. Na naman!

prinsesamusang said...

turns out, we at the deadbeat club are a bunch of people with fixations. haha.

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Nyahaha. Nadali mo! Hehe

Anonymous said...

Kaya ang regalo sayo laging cd o kaya dvd eh

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Regalo ko sa pasko. Ok? Bluray nako ngayon. Nyahaha

MinnieRunner said...

Hindi ako makarelate, pasensya na. Pero I love receiving CDs as presents :D

Raft3r said...

minnierunner, They do make great presents. Hehe

The Philippine Guild said...

i take it that you mean, the smell of the inlay, right? kung cd, then it's just you hehe. pero kung inlay, i'm as much of an old school as you. whenever i flip a newly bought cd's inlay, it's like a new textbook's smell sa opening ng grade school classes. the latest CD i bought sa odyssey is maxwell's.

Raft3r said...

the philippine guild, Maxwell is way cool.

JR said...

di ko na matandaan kung kelan ako huling bumili ng cd

Raft3r said...

jr, Wala na kasing bago si Ariel Rivera. Nyahaha

fiel-kun said...

masarap pa rin talaga ang feeling na nagpupunta ka sa record bar to purchase your favorite cd ^_^

Raft3r said...

fiel-kun, Lalo na kung madami perang pambili. Hehe

Beth said...

oo nga, I love buying CDs or any recordings from record stores pa din. Kasi pag CDs, you get to know the singer's other not so sikat songs, right?

Ngayon lang ako nakadalaw uli, just got back from the province. :)

Raft3r said...

beth, Wow. Kamusta byahe? Pasalubong! Hehe

Baby Francine said...

Sayang. iTunes card pa naman Christmas gift ko sayo. Dapat pala cd. Hahaha

Raft3r said...

baby francine, Kahit ano basta galing sayo jackpot na sakin. Hehe

pete said...

wala ng limewire =(

Raft3r said...

pete, Hehe. Di ako apektado. Bumili ka naman kasi ng original. Kahit paminsan-minsan lang. Hehe

Brando said...

tambay ka nga talaga sa astrovision
tuwing magkikita tropa don ang meeting place eh

Raft3r said...

brando, Madali kasi hanapin yon. Hehe

eden said...

I haven't tried buying Cd's on line coz I like dowloading music.

Raft3r said...

eden, Legal yan? Ha? Hehe

Anonymous said...

CD na naman...

Raft3r said...

anonymous, DVD muna! Hehe

ahmer said...

naku, puro download ako sa net. hahaha

Raft3r said...

ahmer, Nyahaha.

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

pinapapasabi nga pala ni chairman ronnie, mabuhay ka!

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Dapat ako na ang bagong chairman! Hehe

Andy B. said...

Meron pa bang bukas na Tower Records dito sa Pinas? Bad trip yung mga CD stores dito, ang unti ng pagpipilian. Kulang-kulang.

Raft3r said...

andy b, Wala na nga eh. Tsk, tsk.