Maybe it has something to do with muscle memory, completing a physical action over and over so much so that even when you haven't completed the action for a long time, the next time you do, you remember exactly what to do.
Either way, records have a much better sound quality than any CD player or iPod dock I have listened to, something indiscernible but undeniably present in the music that just doesn't happen through any digital speaker. One mash-up of this near and dear topic and creative advertising is the new (old) Boom 97.3 radio station ads which have been popping up in bus shelters near you.
A visual representation of the feeling that these people get when they listen to their favourite record. Their music embodies them, and here is a photo which further emphasizes that message. I love everything about these ads, and here is a list I have compiled of their awesomeness.
- they promote the awesomeness of classic rock/'old' music (let's have no more of this Ke$ha character, okay?)
- they promote the also awesomeness of vinyl (aforementioned)
- album art may have arguably met its peak at the height of popularity of vinyl, and is here appreciated yet again
- this is such effective symbolism of connecting individuals with their favourite music, and in a graphic and creative way to boot
Because I love them so much, I ventured into the basement depths of Sonic Boom and did a couple of my own versions.
Did you know that cellphone cameras are not of the best quality? I was shocked and appalled!