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Classical Notes: March 20, 2006 Archive

Dem bones, dem bones...

Posted at 12:02 PM on March 20, 2006 by John Zech
Filed under: The blog

One of our senior colleagues routinely refers to himself as a "fossil" when he presents some old-school perspective in our meetings here at MPR. After reading Bob Christiansen's recent "Fuddy/Duddy" blog, I'm starting to feel like my bones are rattling a bit, too.

It's probably just a matter of time before I get an iPod, but I find myself holding out. I don't think my resistance is technophobia, or latent Luddite tendencies. I think what is holding me back is a certain format fatigue, coupled with an increasing desire to reduce the *noise* around me.

I just got a new computer with a 19" high-definition flat screen monitor, and I hardly use it. I never play computer or video games (I prefer my games to be in *real* reality rather than virtual reality) , I don't play much music on the home stereo and, like Bob C., I don't even turn on the car stereo that much anymore.

Quite a few of my coworkers have told me that, after their air shifts and production work, they've had all the listening they can take. They have to give their ears a rest.

As much as my joints are starting to creak, maybe this fossil is really aging from the ears out. Anybody else feeling this way?