That was Then, this is Now

Listening to music has changed so much during mankind’s evolution.  We’ve come a long way from rocks and bones to the miracle of the Mp3 era.  With the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the first step was made towards making sounds that could be played at any given time for any given audience.

136 years later and we’ve gone through many other popular mediums since then.  Vinyl, 8 track, cassette tapes, CDs, and now the Mp3 have all had their time to shine (with varying length) since the age of portable music, but none have stood as long as the power of the record.  The nod towards a groove you can recognize and ride through when you press and push it.  The ability to read a tale of a song’s composition through reading the liner notes or just a simple fold-out cover means so much.  You can’t do that as well or readily with an Mp3 picture.

The community of vinyl enthusiasts and collectors still stands and so many are still in love with the old medium that luckily it hasn’t gone by the wayside.  Today’s “Antiquated” series is dedicated to that art.

The joy of memory stands strong with this entry as I still play records/music from time to time.  I’m actually putting a mix together as we speak, but won’t release it till after my birthday next week.  Do stay tuned, though!  There will be an extra link to it once it does go live for you all to enjoy.

And with today’s ending, a nod to the era that really reared me in musical growth.  The 1980s and the Breakdancing Era immortalized with this track by the Criminal Element Orchestra.

Put the needle to the record, baby!



About rufusp2k8

I'm a local freelance photographer taking in life and musing on how things are and what they could be all through my lens. I add light and sound to further the vision each Tuesday and Thursday. I can be found on Facebook: or e-mailed for work/events here: For other content by myself, check out:
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