The Best Little Housework Helper Ever! (the Tivoli One Radio)
Tivoli Audio – Model One AM/FM Tabletop Radio.
The Importance of Music in Our World.
While it was initially believed that song was a by-product of language, it is currently believed by many that music evolved before language. That music began when only animals roamed the earth.
The Australian Aboriginal creation myths explain that the world was sung into existence.
Music is a part of communication, recording history, religion, and celebration in every culture.
The Importance of Music in My Life.
Music has always had an important place in my life. Many years ago, almost too many to remember, I was a very busy mom. Trying to juggle raising children, going to school, holding down a job, and running a household. I had very little time for housework and very few domestic goddess tendencies. In fact, the only thing that made chores tolerable was having the radio blaring during the housewife drudgery. Scrubbing floors, turning inside-out teenager socks for the laundry, and washing dishes were all infinitely more palatable while dancing and singing at the top of my lungs. Thank goodness there were no neighbors close enough to hear. My children learned many words to many songs that most of their friends had never heard of. The kids would flit through, mouthing where they were headed and when they’d be back. They’d bust a move, sing a few lines, and off they’d go leaving me with a smile. Good times, good times.
I became older and busy in different ways. The television often became the background noise. If I played music, it was on a boombox (yes, I said boombox and completely dated myself), much to the pained consternation of the audio experts who lived with me.
Mister’s Not-So-Subtle Hints
Time and time again, the Mister told me that we should get a “Kloss” Radio. I think he was hinting for Christmas and Birthdays. I went as far as looking them up. I was NOT going to pay over a hundred dollars for a tiny little box of radio parts when we can get a, wait for it ... boombox.... for twenty bucks.
"But it sounds great. You wouldn't believe how the sound fills the place." He'd inform.
Yah, yah, so what. “Why do we need that much sound? We live in a tiny apartment” I’d counter.
“You’d love it, I promise.” he’d bargain.
“Not at that price.” I’d respond. “My radio is fine”
I also looked up Henry Kloss. He was a very prominent audio engineer and businessman who was very important in the audio world. The radio the Mister wanted was a part of that technology. Knowing that information nearly swayed me to say yes. Nearly.
Our Tivoli One AM/FM Radio.
Well, we’ve finally got one. And (shh, don’t tell him) he’s right. It sounds great. There is something special about the dial tuner that gets radio stations I didn’t even know existed. The tiny box sits high atop the bookcase and it does somehow fill the apartment without sounding grating in any way. I like the way it looks. We also connect our phone and/or IPOD to it (via an auxiliary line) and listen to our own music instead of the radio. I am once again singing and dancing cleanliness into existence.
For technical explanations and specifications, I’ll advise you to go to Amazon and to the Tivoli Official Site to read the reviews. Just know that the positive reviews (from Elle, the Boston Globe, and Forbes among all of the individual reviews) are correct. And if you buy one, know that I’ll be dancing and singing along with you.