Huh. I've actually spent time trying to hear the difference among 256-kbps AAC files vs. 128-kbps AAC vs. 200-ish kbps LAME-encoded MP3. Meanwhile, those vinyl-loving luddites are fortifying their positions. Or so I hear.
My review of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder's marvelous Friday-night show at the Birchmere with the Whites got held for a day, but it's in today's Paper of Record.