My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, March 24, 2005

People Selling CD Collections on eBay

If you pop over to eBay, you might notice lots of people selling their CD collections as they move to iPod. As someone in the Record Business, I have mixed feelings about this. I think the iPod is a terrific device....but, I fear for the survival of the CD. And, I fear that attributes like sound quality are just not as important as they should be. MP3s, great as they are, just don't have the sonic qualities of a CD.

Sorry about this personal rant. The music industry is getting smaller. Independent CD stores (the Mom and Pops) are going out of business like crazy...leaving the larger retailers (like Wal-Mart) standing. But, these retailers carry very little stock - and they certainly don't carry many genres of music that I care about.

Anybody have comments? Are you selling your CD collection?