. . . 'all else is gaslight' . . . your thoughts?
Personally, in hifi terms, coming from the eighties, back then CD was either brash or bland even edgy compared with quality analogue of the time, akin to electric light may be?
In todays context, gas light is a pleasing thing, it has a warmth and nostalgia, a softness that draws. The hardware is pleasing to the eye, one imagines tree lined streets interspersed with swan necked gas stands and an evening mist rolling of the Thames, thats if you are on the Embankment . . .
The early 50’s, I remember the old lady next door, Mrs Lee . . . I used to go and see here on a Tuesday day early evening to read the comics she had for her grandson Frank, he used to get really hacked off that I got to read them before he did. In the winter Mrs Lee would light the two round gas lamps on the chimney breast over the mantelpiece for me, the light was a lovely soft white/green glow with shadows on the walls, the lamps would hiss quietly as I read Frank’s Topper and Beazer.
Happy memories . . . compared with the harshness of modern electric light, give me 'gas light' and vinyl any time . . . Although, I happily embrace the ‘flick of an electric light switch’ these days . . . yes, its quiet too.
I wonder what Mr Von Karajan would say of todays digital streaming technology . . . What are your thoughts?