Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Is the Home Stereo Dead?

Though I listen to and purchase much of my music in a digital format, it seems I am one of the few people who does not own an iPod. I’ve been tempted plenty, but I rarely drive to work anymore, and at home I either listen to music on my computer, or on my stereo. No real need for a mobile player, not yet at least. Seems like everyone I meet has one of those iPod docking stations in their homes. Doesn’t anyone listen to CD’s anymore? My home stereo is a quality Yamaha component system that I bought my final year in Oregon, and even though it takes up way too much space, I can’t give it up. I simply love my disc-changer, and am always in search of the perfect 5 CD combination to play on random. For you iPod users, think of it as the ultimate playlist that you could listen to over and over again. I have had the following 5 CD’s in rotation for the past three days, and no matter what time of day it is, they are the perfect background music. I really believe these tunes are aptly suited for doing chores around the house to hosting a chill dinner party.

Calexico- Feast of Wire
My Morning Jacket- It Still Moves
David Lindley & Hani Naser- Live in Tokyo
Calexico/Iron & Wine- In the Reins
Josh Rouse- Nashville

I was doing some painting this past weekend, and these tunes kept me going all afternoon, but they served me just as well while cooking dinner tonight.