Don't worry dear ones............I'm not talking about a precious child here, just my Phillips bookshelf sound system. I bought it about ten years ago, because I needed a separate sound system from my big system in the great room, for my computer room, where I spend a lot of time. It just happened to catch my fancy one day, while browsing the shelves at Best Buy. A nice compact unit, with an AM/FM tuner, two cassette players, and a 3 CD changer. It has two detachable speaker cabinets, with seven inch woofers, a two and three quarter inch mid range, and couple of two inch tweeters. For a plastic bookshelf unit, it has remarkably good power and fidelity.
A couple of nights ago, after ten years of faithful service, the CD player went kaput. It had been giving me signals that something was wrong for quite a while, by eliciting the occasional skip when playing a CD. A few nights ago, the occasional skip became a chronic skip, making it impossible to listen to CD's.
I had to scramble to find a temporary fix. I had an old Sony boom box, so I simply substituted that for the first night, but I couldn't plug my TV audio into it, so another solution had to be found. Giving the house the once over, I discovered a portable Sony AM/FM/CD player that I hadn't used in years. It had a CD OUT jack on it, so I thought, well.......... Why can't I use this as my CD player, since the rest of the Phillips unit works fine?
I plugged the portable Sony CD player into the Phillips unit, set the controls to Axillary input, and put a CD in the Sony player. Then I pushed the Play button on the Sony CD player, and absolutely nothing happened! My batteries were dead. A quick replacement of just two AA batteries, and the CD player was off and running! The axillary amplifier on the Phillips unit instantly recognized the CD player's input, and I had my favorite sounds again! The only trouble is the Sony unit is just a single CD player, and I cannot stop and start it with the remote. So........it looks like I'm going to have to bite the bullet shortly, and buy a new bookshelf unit.
We got a merciful break from the extreme heat today. It only made it up to 93°F, or 33.8°C! Tomorrow, and especially on Sunday, the insufferable heat is expected to return in earnest! 95°F/35° tomorrow, and 98°F/36°C on Sunday! I know I prayed for warm weather during our previous miserably cold stormy winter, but I guess I forgot the old adage, "be careful what you ask for".
I hope you are all staying cool! Speaking of cool, I know that the Alan Parsons Project is an acquired taste, but here is a cut from the Alan Parsons Project album, I Robot. I don't think I have profiled this particular tune before, but if I have, please forgive me.
And here's another, The Voice