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I cracked the screen of my mp3 player, and half the buttons don’t respond any more. No more Glenn Gould.
It seems like mp3 players are carefully manufactured for planned obsolescence. When my young friend Melissa was having trouble with her iPod, the staff person at the Apple store said, “Well it is almost 7 months old”.
I don’t know a single iPod owner who hasn’t had to send their player back for whatever reason. Maybe the Americans export the defective ones to the UK. Bastards.
But, here’s a good question: Why do we feel the need to listen to music audibly when we have it in our head? What’s so much better about hearing it? I have the Mahler Piano Quartet in my head right now, I can play it from beginning to end, but why is it that I’d really want to put it on the CD player?