My son was born in New York City at 1pm on June 9th 1990. Starting soon after his birth I recorded him almost daily on my trusty Sony D6 "Professional Walkman". My intention was to document the evolution of his speech -- from abstract sound reflecting purely biological imperatives, to full-fledged linguistic representation -- as a sequence of tracks on a CD. Sadly, the practical details of fatherhood pushed the editing and compilation to the back of the closet, and then into a series of cardboard boxes as I schlepped my growing family around the world. But procrastination was offset by the increasing affordability and efficiency of digital editing, and the curves crossed just in time to prepare a gift for his 21st birthday. A CD now seems almost as quaint as a 78 in the age of file sharing, so a url should do nicely: 116 tracks documenting the first two years of his life.
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