I noticed a post by @royanlee over at his blog, where he talked about his kids still getting much enjoyment out of a piece of analogue technology, in his case it was a paper book, rather than a digital one. I’m not sure about the definition of analogue v.s. digital, but I totally get the concept.
So, of course, that got me to thinking. And my favorite pastime, digital or non, is music. I love playing guitar, and I have several of them. Acoustic, Electric, 6-string, 12-string, steel-string, nylon-string. You get the idea. There’s even a few mandolins in my basement music room for good measure. There is not much that can beat the feeling you get from just a few minutes of picking up a beat up old acoustic guitar and strumming away at the end of a long day. It rocks. In every sense of the word.
Honestly, I’ve never liked much digital based music, house, electronica, rap, dance etc… Just never enjoyed it. Give me a singer-songwriter with an old guitar any day. I have started playing with using iDevices for making music, but more often than not, find myself plugging a real instrument into them to record things, rather than use the digital instruments. There is just something so satisfying about making the music yourself, no matter how much it doesn’t sound the way you wish it would.
And don’t get me started on Guitar Hero.
So, to continue Royan’s meme, I took a montage of photos of some of my instruments, and assembled them below.