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Friday, January 20, 2012

Is it Live or is it Memorex?

---Is it Live or Memorex?
Remember that commercial? I do. 

The commercial was trying to sell the audience that music recorded using the Memorex brand was indistinguishable from the real thing. 
Whether or not the Memorex motto held up is debatable, but something that is not up for argument is the fact that the real thing is always the best. Have you ever noticed how imitations can be detected? Maybe not at first, but there always seems to be something that shows the true markings of authenticity.

I remember sitting in an old Cadillac from the early 80's.  You know the type...they take up two parking spaces (I am not talking about side to side either).  The leather in the car was aged -yet not broken.   Then it hit me, aged leather on its worst day is more effective than pleather at its best

-What is the point of all this?
There are many who will stop at nothing to fit-in. They focus on all the wrong things like using the right language & wearing certain styles of clothing. They monitor their every move because they are fraudulent at heart.  What a sad life!  E.E. Cummings once said, "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."  

Remember how I began this post with the Memorex motto?
--Is it live or is it Memorex? 
Well, I might have fibbed a bit up front when I said that I was not sure if the Memorex product sounded like the real thing.  The reason is that because over time we can all spot a faker.  No Memorex, there is nothing quit like the real thing.
That is precisely the reason why we stay up for hours, form long lines and dish out our hard earned money to see our favorite performer in concert.
Becuase we all know the difference between is it live or is it Memorex


Suzanne Topping said...

You forgot the issue of scent. There's no substituting the smell of leather, and live concerts have an aroma not typically found in the average living room.

:) said...

If you consider your true premise, then the concept is destroyed with Is it live, or is it Memorex...
That implies that we can mimic the real thing to fool some people. I say- follow Lincoln's advice...
Don't bother fooling the people- strive to deliver the real thing...