Comments: Feeling Old

Suddenly I don't feel quite so wierd about my 600 or so 78s. Not to mention the few hundred 33s laying around... And the several dozen 45s.

Sgt. Pepper. Ha! I have Harold Lauder from 1911.

Good luck to bones!

Posted by K-nine at January 14, 2013 11:13 PM

Go Bones!
You really need to spend this summer doing some music history lessons with him.

Posted by AC at January 14, 2013 11:37 PM

My kids discovered my vinyl when Wayne's World was big. They started singing the chorus to Bohemian Rhapsody and I took up with the rest of the lyrics. Then they discovered that Dad had the Wayne's World song on vinyl. From tres lame to tres chic in a blink. And somehow BTO came up a week or so later.

Fast forward to my sons high school daze when he's a dj now and all over vinyl. He still has a better idea of what I have for vinyl than I do. We gave him a mixer for his birthday and then we gave him a second turn table for Christmas. A friend of mine is a dj, so he clued us in to a good, affordable mixer.

Then again, my progeny are more than 10 years ahead of yours, so they heard and saw vinyl when they were young and it was on its last legs. And cassette tape.

Heh. I can think of a whole bunch of Libs that should take that to heart, the 60s just aren't as unforgettable as they think.

Still, Sgt Pepper's was the first album I ever bought with my own money.

Posted by marcus erroneous at January 15, 2013 06:04 PM

Marcus reminded me that when I went back to college in '99 I was taking a physics course. We were studying circular motion. The prof said, "like a record on a turntable."

Silence.

I said, "Doc, I think we're the only two in here who ever owned albums".

He tried CDs as an analogy, but that fell flat too because you can't actually watch them turn.

I don't know if he ever came up with anything.

Posted by K-nine at January 15, 2013 06:22 PM

It's 7 your time. Fingers crossed it all went well.

Posted by AC at January 15, 2013 07:18 PM

Also I just notice that I spelled weird wrong at the top.
F'n spell check will change stuff I don't want (the piece of music I sent yesterday was 'Valse Bluette', not valise) but leaves an obvious mistake like that. Argh!

Posted by K-nine at January 16, 2013 12:38 AM

LOL that conversation with Bones so reminds me of when my daughter was about 9 years old... we were in the car and a Beatles song came on (don't remember which one).

L: Who's singing that?
Me: The Beatles
L: Oh, so they did a remake of a Tiffany song?
Me: *blink*

Posted by Teresa at January 16, 2013 01:34 PM

Thanks Bou and fellow commenters for making me feel ancient. I'm gonna go oil up my wheelchair and walker now.....

But this musical mystery tour goes both ways. I spend a lot of time volunteering at a zoo staffed by folks half my age. I'm clueless when they talk about music, I've never heard of most of the current "big stars."

Posted by George P. at January 17, 2013 07:41 PM