Many converging roads …
1- Most of the music I listen to is on CD. I have a free subscription to Spotify, and we do listen to music there, but as a primary means of music consumption, I hate music subscriptions. (When the subscription runs out, I don’t have music. I paid to rent it, and I’d rather own it. But I do like being able to listen to something before I buy it. And I also like not buying some of the music that The Kid wants to listen to.)
2- I haven’t owned a CD player in several years. I did have an external CD drive on the computer that could, among other things, play CDs.
3- The external drive died the last time I moved. Two years ago. Not sure if it was done working anyway or if it didn’t like moving. Haven’t played CDs in this house.
For Christmas, The Climbing Daddy and I received a CD player. It’s a simple, all-in-one piece of equipment, with bluetooth capability, an FM radio, a CD drive, and two other means of plugging in.
It’s in the living room with all of our CDs.
There’s music in the house again!
I had forgotten how much I love having music on until I had it on again. Whether as music to listen to, music in the background, music to sing along with, music to dance to, I’m delighted to have music without commercials in the living room again.
(My job — teaching beginning band — is noisy. The Kid is noisy. I hadn’t been seeking more aural input.)
We also have several CDs from Maestro Classics that The Kid has been listening to. (not affiliate — I just like their products)
Also in progress is a project to hang the ukuleles. We each have one, and any of us is more likely to play when the thing is already out. There are issues with the wall and anchors not working and that kind of nonsense or they’d be up already.
But then there will be even more music! Hooray!
I’m debating bringing over the keyboard from The Tall Daddy’s house. Is it something we’ll use, or just something that will take up space?
Regardless, I’m happy to have music in the house again.