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Kids These Days Don't Know from Quality

A professor of music at Stanford tests his incoming students each year to determine how we become attuned to what we like: He has them listen to a variety of recordings which use different formats from MP3 to ones of much higher quality. He described the results with some disappointment and frustration, as a music … Continue reading Kids These Days Don't Know from Quality

“24 and there’s so much more”

Like becoming completely out of touch and irrelevant: Today on NPR on my drive to work, I heard a segment about Hot Topic, the chain of teen-focused mall stores that sell rebellious music-related clothing and other similar fashion merchandise. My initial reactions to this segment went something like this… “What the hell? I’ve never heard … Continue reading “24 and there’s so much more”