Yes, I am going to start whining again. I do miss the old hymns and wish they would sing them once in a while. I am getting somewhat used to the new music and the guitars and things but I look around sometimes and none of the congregation is singing along with the new music; I always thought that the hymns were interactive and it was good that the congregation sang along with the music; I sing along with the words on the screen but it just isn’t the same.
I liked the old churches like the one I grew up in that had a pulpit that the minister stood at while giving the sermon. In todays church the minister just wanders around with the wireless mic they use. Yep, the wireless mic actually is good as everyone can hear better no matter how close they sit.
The minister used to wear a robe or a collar or something so everyone would know he was the minister and being neat and formal is kind of nice.
With all of that said here is a short video I just found that I think all of us old whiners should watch or listen to:
Recently I got out my old 7inch reel to reel tape deck and after a while I got it to working and have been listening to it off and on for a month or so now. I like the look and feel of it and the sound is great but I have noticed a few inconveniences of using it versus playing a CD or MP3 on the computer.
Right away I noticed a couple of things about the old technology that is not as convenient as the CD’s or MP3’s. You can’t just hit one button to advance or go back a song or to replay a song over. You have to put it on fast rewind and fast forward and then stop it to see where you are and then go through the process over until you happen to stop it in the right place for you. Plus when the side of the tape is over you have to turn it over and re-thread it and connect it to the take up reel.