Yeah those shiny discs from the 80s and 90s that didn't contain pops of vinyl? So the argument is digital media is cheaper, you can buy $0.99 per song at either Amazon or iTunes. Earlier this week on a business trip to Denver, I found this music store Second Spin on Colorado Blvd, just south of Colfax Ave. I decided to browse and bought these 4 CDs for a combined price of $20. These are musical giants -- Miles, Oscar Peterson and Marley -- meaning, there isn't a bad track on these album releases. I did the simple math of adding up the total tracks and at a dollar per track (roughly), I decided that the used CDs are way cheaper (73 songs/$73 vs $20). That's a no brainer. So what's the first thing I did when I got home yesterday? Ripped them into mp3s so I can carry them in my ipod.
P.S. I have been listening to a ton of Oscar Peterson lately and I can certainly see why nobody does jazz piano better. Nobody.