Are you still asking this of your “friends,” and relatives? As a music collector and musicophile, the one thing I don’t miss from back in the day, is being incredibly annoyed by friends and family asking to “borrow your record to make a copy.” Now, you know that the word “borrow,” was actually code for saying “can I have it?” Whether that family member or friend had the money to buy that same album or not, you know that there was an eighty percent chance you’ll never see that record again. EVER! 🤣 If you did get your record back, it is almost guaranteed that 90% of the time you will not get it back in the same condition it was given. Sometimes you’ve waited so long to get your album back, that some people even try to tell you that you gave that “friend” in already faulty condition.
When I was growing up, very few respected your personal belongings enough give back your stuff in mint condition. But in the age of music streaming, these issues practically don’t exist anymore! Unless of course, you still have people in your surroundings who refuse to learn computers, and they’re still awkwardly asking you to make them a “mixed tape.” Man………. I’ve been using streaming for so long, I don’t even remember how to burn a CD. In fact, I don’t even see my local stores sell blank DVDs or BluRays anymore. 🤣 OMG!!
Yet, at the same time how strange and interesting that when we hear those pops and crackles from our favorite mishandled records, they somehow appear to enhance that emotional and sometimes psychological nostalgia. In fact, there were times that I actually preferred it. It’s also though the pops triggers something in my brain to instantly go back in time as I listen to those albums.