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July 26, 2006

Crazy idea

In the next 24 hours, I’m going to buy two CDs. That’s ‘Compact Disks’, not a ‘Certificate of Deposit’, for those born after 1982. They will be Tom Petty’s “Highway Companion” and Johnny Cash’s “American V: A Hundred Highways”. The fact that both albums have “highway” in their title is completely coincidental. I will then upload them into my ipod and play them all summer long.

It’s been over a year since I bought my last CD. It was going to be Damian Marley’s “Welcome to Jamrock” (which, by the way, is great) but I got lazy and downloaded the whole thing. But today, Petty and Cash it is.

Posted by Karol at 06:12 PM |
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The Cash CD is good (albeit sad as you hear him muster the strength to use his full voice…)

Posted by: Alceste at July 26, 2006 at 6:54 pm

Haven’t heard American V, but III (”Solitary Man”) and IV (”My Mother’s Hymnbook”) are wonderful.

Posted by: Michael Bates at July 26, 2006 at 7:29 pm

People born after 1982 shouldn’t get Certificates of Deposit either. If they need cash flow, they should get a checking account with interest; if they’re saving, their retirement horizon is too far out for such a conservative investment.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at July 26, 2006 at 9:45 pm

Petty and Cash? “Petty cash”? Please tell me the pun is intended…

Posted by: Charl at July 27, 2006 at 2:50 am

That’s ‘Compact Disks’, not a ‘Certificate of Deposit’, for those born after 1982.
Har har. I actually used cassette tapes back in the day. How’s that for hipster cred?
Oh, and I approve of your album selections, for what it’s worth.

Posted by: Nikhil Bhat at July 27, 2006 at 12:16 pm
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