My theme is Musical Memories: The Memories that music brings rushing back.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had a decent hit with this song.
At your fingertips, literally! And that is one thing I love about Spotify. I can hear what I want, when I want. (Except for the few artists who decline to get involved with it.)
Yet, think of it. We have a whole generation that is being raised with instant gratification. There's no waiting. No anticipating. And they are missing an awesome experience. A patience teaching experience. An experience that teaches a good life lesson. And I think that is sad.
Back in the 70's, when a new song came out on the radio, and you loved it, you had to keep the station tuned in, in the background and come running to hear it when it came on. To own it, hear it when you wanted to, you had to either have a recorder (8-track or cassette) and wait patiently close by for it to come on and start recording at the first few strands and hope and pray the announcer didn't start talking over it before the song was actually through playing. Or you had to hurry to the record store and find it wasn't in yet. Then hurry back and find it was sold out. Then hurry back and maybe, you'd be lucky enough to get a copy.
Even a few years ago, listening to regular FM stations in my vehicle, it was such a joy to have a cherished song you didn't own come on the radio! To hear it, to sing with it. And now, thanks to sticks, phones, Itunes and such, you can get and carry a song easily enough. You can listen to it, until the real joy of hearing it is burned up. Or even if you still enjoy it, there just isn't that element of excitement.
That's the yen and the yang of it.
What song or artist has had you waiting to get your hands on a copy?
What song have you played until you've worn yourself out on it?
Do you purposefully have your child wait for some things so they can know the joy of finally getting it?