Music in a Digital Age

Ten years ago, I remember my father introducing me to a band named Guster. They were opening for Barenaked Ladies (BNL) and he wanted to check them out. That CD, Lost and Gone Forever, became one of my favorite CDs. I remember driving on the highway to get to Media Play, searching through all of their records and buying it. It was then lost to a friend, and I had to go drive down again to a store and buy it. I owned maybe 20 CDs total my entire teenage years.

Now, ten years later, I find out on Facebook from my brother that their new CD just came out. Sixty seconds later, I’ve responded to his facebook post, tweeted about the new CD, went to iTunes, and spent $12 bucks on their deluxe edition for their new Album, and downloaded it. As I write these words, I’m currently listening to Track 4, “This Could All Be Yours, ” and loving it.

It is amazing what technology has now enabled me, as a fan of Guster, to quickly buy and participate in telling my friends about their new Album. When I look back at what has changed over the last 10 years, it blows my mind. It is absolutely crazy what all is going on. But I’m even more excited what the next 10 years hold for us, especially working in the technology world. I’ll most likely have an announcement about my career in the technology world to make, but we’ll wait until all the I’s are dotted and T’s crossed to talk about it.

Well, if you like good music, I recommend checking Guster out. Oh, and smart people listen to Guster, science says so.

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