My sons are part of the CD baby generation. We’ve been making CD’s for them since they were infants. Once however, they learned how to use the boombox, our CD’s have been fast forwarded, flipped out of the box, stepped on, and tossed around. It reminds me of the old Samsonite luggage commercial where the suitcases have been placed in a cage with gorillas. Unfortunately, unlike Samsonite or Timex, our CD’s take a licking and don’t keep on ticking. And like the sound of nails on a chalkboard, I hate the experience of songs skipping or jumping around mid verse.
So I called my resident music expert. You know the guy who knows everything about all types of music. The guy who actually owned a record store for many years-the guru of music. “What do I do about the scratchy CD’s-oh wise one?” He paused, closed his eyes, took a deep breath and said, “Windex.” “Did I hear you right-Windex?” He simply shook his head in that all knowing way.
From then on, we have saved or at least been able to extend the life of our CD’s with Windex. Simply spray it on and then re-play the CD. It was as remarkable as learning the magic of DW-40 and crayon marks. Unfamiliar with that parental tip, read earlier blogs.