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Re: throw away society


Auralie,
with the right sized jack you can plug a $10 tape player into any component
system.  Make it a Cmas present.
Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] throw away society


> In a message dated 11/21/2003 10:30:00 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>
> > I understand your frustration with the format changes in music. But
> > personally I think they are improvements.
>
> I hear what you're saying, Kitty, and I do have quite a few CDs and a CD
> player - even play them on my computer.  But I have several hundred vinyl
LPs,
> some dating back to the 50s.  I don't play them much any more - the CDs
are more
> convenient - but every now and then I want hear one of them for some
reason.
> I don't have the capacity to  burn CDs yet - my DH does but he is so
> technophobic I have to show him how to do things in WORD. I do have the
capacity to put
> the records on tape.  Maybe I'll work up to the other.
>   I had to send back the new computer I tried to buy this fall because the
> stupid tech "help" who was to set it up said it wouldn't run the program I
need
> to use for my indexing work.  I have since found out he was wrong, but
there
> was a time limitation and so back it went.  Maybe this winter when things
> settle down a bit I will get back to working things like that out.  It's
been a
> hectic fall.
>
>   What I really wanted to do - - - my youngest son, at age 40, has
produced a
> child.  He and his wife say this is going to be a "renaissance baby" and
have
> decorated his room with mathematical equations and quotes from
Shakespeare,
> etc.  They have been playing Bach and Mozart for him at bedtime. They had
him
> enrolled in a "music appreciation" class at six months. I think this is
fine,
> if a bit over the top, but I said he should also be exposed to all kinds
of
> music, especially jazz and folk music.  Since I have a good collection of
both, I
> wanted to make some tapes for them to play as alternatives to the highbrow
> stuff.  But if they don't have a tape player, there's no point.  By the
time I
> get around to making him CDs, he will probably have become a prodigy of
some
> sort.  I just hope they can relax a bit and let him be a normal child.
The
> mother is an engineer - a real, licensed one - and an absolute
perfectionist.  I
> am just afraid she can't cope with the normal mess and chaos that goes
with
> small boys.
> Auralie - trying to unwind after a very hectic week.
>
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