Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Not a 45 record but...

It seems appropriate after yesterday's post about my first 45 rpm record, to note my activities today. I was about 14, maybe even 16 at the time that took place and I was thrilled beyond belief to have that music available to play almost anytime I wanted. Well, that is, when my mother was able to tolerate another repetition or it.

Today, I was searching for a gift for my soon-to-be 16 year-old granddaughter. She loves her iPod as much as I loved my Hi Fi so it seemed perfect to buy her a gift card so she can download music from iTunes. 

I hope she enjoys searching through the list of songs as much as I enjoyed thumbing through the records at the record store when I bought that Elvis Presley record. Too bad she won't be able to put the artist's picture up on the wall the way I tacked up all my favorite record album sleeves on my bedroom wall. 

One advantage she has though: she can play her iPod most anywhere without someone complaining... "if I have to listen to that one more time...!"

photo: kovik / Sxc.Hu

1 comment:

Susan Adcox said...

My husband tells a great story about his mom. My husband loved the Beach Boys back in the day. You know how you could put a record on the turntable and swing the arm away, and it would play over and over? He was doing that with "Little Deuce Coupe" when his mom came storming into the room. "I don't want to hear that song about the 'Little Loose Screw' one more time," she yelled.

It appears that those who thought CCR's "Bad Moon on the Rise" was "Bathroom on the Right" weren't the only ones who were confused!