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Agree to disagree Part 2Posted Friday, March 27, 2009, at 7:44 AM
My fiancÚ is not a morning person.
As I have gotten older, I see myself slowly turning more and more into my father.
When I was younger and still living at home, I could hear this man waking up early in the morning to take care of two dogs.
We're talking before 5 a.m.
He loves to get up early in the morning and begin the day.
That is something that is happening to me now.
It appears the days of staying up past midnight are gone for me. And to tell you the truth, I really don't mind.
In the news business, you get a chance to catch up with news on a regular basis, so missing the 11 p.m. news segments are no longer a big deal in the greater scheme.
Friday morning came and went like any other morning.
I woke up, took care of the puppy, made the morning coffee.
Then came 6:30 a.m., the time I generally wake up my fiancÚ so she can begin her day.
Normally, she's just not ready to start the day, preferring to sleep at least three more hours and sometimes, even more.
But she seemed generally excited Friday morning and I really wasn't sure why.
Was it because the weekend was here?
I wasn't sure.
I kept trying to figure out what was different about Friday morning.
Then, she spilled the beans.
In only a few days, one of her favorite artists, Keith Urban, will be releasing a new album. She's been waiting anxiously for this new album to be dropped for quite a while.
In fact, I've heard her talking about it for at least four months.
Anyway, we actually started a small conversation regarding the release of the new album.
She explained to me how she chose not to purchase all the songs via Internet. (As a promotion, songs were released on iTunes).
She did purchase a few of the songs, but didn't want to buy all of them.
Rather, she is excited about Tuesday so she can go to the store and buy the complete album.
She wants a hardcopy of the record, complete with liner notes and everything.
We've had this conversation before, regarding agreeing to disagree when it comes to things.
But I must admit, this is something we have in common.
It's not good enough for me, either, to purchase songs off the Internet. There's something to be said about going to the store and buying that record of your favorite artist.
Just having the songs on an Ipod isn't the same.
With the liner notes, sometimes, you get insight to songs. You have printed lyrics. You learn about who worked on the record with the artist.
Sure, you can print all that information off when you buy the songs on iTunes. But something's missing when you do that.
I know because I recently did it.
One of my favorite artists, Butch Walker, recently released his latest effort, Sycamore Meadows.
It was released in November and I still haven't seen a copy in a store at all. However, I managed to buy the record on iTunes.
But I don't have those liner notes. I don't have printed lyrics.
It's just not the same.
I guess we're learning we have more in common than we thought.