Monday, April 06, 2009
My Lover's Box
In the 19th Century, they invented the wonderful musical box. The wind up ones that played tunes on the teeth of a steel comb. I distinctly remember my Grandmother having a beautiful jewelry box with a ballerina on top, that would dance as the music played. As a child, it appeared to be truly magical, creating music from nothing but raw metal and minimal elbow grease.
Now it's the 21st Century, and I've got a magical music box all of my own. Except it can play thousands of songs, any that I care to choose from. And videos too. And photos. And as I lay on my bed last night, listening to it as I was reading, it dawned on me how wondrous a thing it is. I mean, we're a bit cynical about technology now, but really... wow. All that artistic intent, that endeavour, the musical creativity and talent distilled into 1's and 0's squeezed inside its modest dimensions. I mean, how cool! And there I was, using it to listen to Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer' and grinning a grin.
1. Elton John - Tiny Dancer
2. Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave It
3. Tim Buckley - Song To The Siren
4. The Fall - Theme From Sparta FC #2
5. The Prodigy - Warriors Dance
6. The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
7. The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
8. Propellerheads - Take California
9. Elastica - How He Wrote Elastica Man
10. REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight The Feeling
Ah bugger it, the bloody battery's run out!
Stupid piece of junk...
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