…and I was looking at a digital recording while listening to it on my computer and started to get nostalgic and thought about the old days when I could pick up the song and feel it in my hands. If it was a 45 rpm record I could hold it in my hands and read the label, flip it over and read what was printed on the other side. You know at the local 5 and dime you could get 2 for 75 cents. Today you can just buy the song you like and download it. I remember buying albums in a discount bin at the local drug store. You can’t do that anymore. Even when we moved from vinyl to 8 track and cassette, at least we were able to pick if up and hold the music in our hands. You could go into a record store and browse through the albums from A to Z. If you want to do that today you would have to go to a record convention or and specialty shop. Some album covers looked good enough to frame but that thought went out the window with the arrival of the Compact Disc. How could you even fit a poster in one? That’s something else that has gone into the dust bin of history. Some albums would come with a complimentary poster. Maybe of the album cover or a picture of the band that would end up on more than a few bedroom walls or in my case the walls of more than a few radio stations that I worked at but not today. Now don’t get me wrong. I love the convenience a digital stream and not the skips and crackling sound from a vinyl record and I can still look at the album cover on my computer screen, laptop or phone, but it’s just not the same as holding it.