The way people consume music has changed a lot over the past few decades. That’s a pretty obvious statement, I know, but because I’ve consumed so much music in my life, I’ve always been fascinated by the changing landscape of the music industry.
And if you’re of a certain age, you’ve probably been aware of it too, because you’ve been forced to consider at least one major overhaul to your music collection as the industry has shifted format from vynil to cassette to CD to MP3.
Do you remember that page in your high school Science textbook that showed how prehistoric time is divided up into eras, periods and epochs?
Well, sometimes I like to think of the different eras of my music consumption in those terms. And if you’re thinking, “Gee, I hope he made a chart for this,” well you’re in luck. Here’s the breakdown:
As you can see from the above chart, I’m a giant nerd. Also, you can see that “Candles In Daylight” will always hold a special place in my memory, because it was my first purchase during the Mail-Order Epoch of the Internet Era.
Jed & Lucia have released several albums since, and they’re still worth supporting, even in this era of free music overload. So if there’s a part of you that still likes to buy physical albums, go ahead and splurge. Embrace your inner dinosaur and order a real hold-it-in-your-hand album from this talented duo.
What makes this a beautiful song:
1. The combination of folky guitar and experimental effects.
2. The soft singing you can accomplish without actually whispering.
3. The percussion, which shuffles along like a pair of feet aimlessly wandering through a record store.
Recommended listening activity:
Browsing the boxes of music at a yard sale.