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message 1: by Vincent, Mod & Author (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1103 comments Mod
Music Today and Tomorrow

Two thousand songs
Sit in my pocket,
Waiting for me to

Select one and hit play.
I find myself amazed at
The technology that can

Squeeze the voices of countless
Musical artists into a
Simple device the size of a credit card.

I wonder what my grandparents
Would think of such technology?
Perhaps they’d call it black magic,

A thing best left untouched and
Forgotten or risk bodily harm.
But, by the same token, I wonder

What I will think of tomorrow’s
New gadget, when they implant all
These voices inside my head?

message 2: by Steven (new)

Steven (tbones) | 408 comments Oh now that's a scary thought but to have the Batman soundtrack in my head or any John Williams score could be interesting...I might spend everyday like it was more of an adventure huh.

message 3: by Vincent, Mod & Author (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1103 comments Mod
You're right, Steve. It would be an adventure (and a bit scary, too).

I can already imagine the ads for the new device: SoftTune lets you hear the beauty of the music without the disruptive headphones.

message 4: by Steven (new)

Steven (tbones) | 408 comments It could be even creepier if the music list got flubbered and the person got stuck with the music from the Exorsist playing in their head

message 5: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 88 comments What about if it got stuck on jingles? Can you imagine having "Frosted Lucky Charms...they are magically delicious" or "Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't" going through your head. Love the poem by the way.

message 6: by Steven (new)

Steven (tbones) | 408 comments yeah that could get annoying or make you really hungry and you might blow up like a balloon.

message 7: by Vincent, Mod & Author (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1103 comments Mod
Thanks, Brenda :)

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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