It hate the way young folks look at you like your a fossil if you use the terms "on tape" or "record" in reference to mp3's. Such as, "I have that song on tape." or "I have that record." But then again I love throwing it back at them when they use terms such as "track" or album" without realizing where the terms come from.
quote:Originally posted by Brett well, "on tape" and "on record" are references to a specific format. "Album", despite what some try to claim, isn't that specific.
Album to me recalls images of LP sleeves and photograph collections. It's a physical book-like protector of the contents within. Even a CD just doesn't seem to me to be an album much less a collection of mp3's. I understand though that it can mean any collection of media physical or otherwise but it just doesn't seem right.
"On record" is a term I think should still be used as it refers to something being saved for posterity. Think about how reporters still use the term to mean that facts have retained as in, "We have all of his statements on record."
quote:Originally posted by Brett ....in response to a picture (posted immediately above my response) of a guy with a fucking Walkman.
Fucking context; how does it work, Musically-inclined SimpleSimon?
For the worst musical pedant on the board, you sure do like to point fingers a lot.
As far as the picture goes, you still made an absolute statement about tapes and seem not to get what your statement meant, in context and out. Maybe you should take some English classes and quit listening to music for a while.