I guess it’s true, if you wait long enough things come back. The other day Kathy and I were walking around B & N. We went into their music/media section. It has been a while since i looked around there since I mostly spend my time with the books.
Anyway, I was really surprised at all of the vinyl they carried. I know that records were making a comeback, but I was surprised at the volume of records they had.
I started looking through them just to see what titles they carried. Their top spot – Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Oh my. Kathy and I looked at each other. We have the original.
We looked some more. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Whipped Cream. Have that one too.
As we looked we saw many more that we have the originals of Oh my I was feeling old. I looked at the price. $39.00 and up. Wow. We have a fortune in LPs in our house.
There were also a number of turntables. I remember one of the first ones I had where you could stack up to five records on the record mount (not sure of the correct term) and as one finished playing the next one would drop down so that you didn’t have to change records constantly. My first one also played different speeds. 33 1/3 rpm. 45 rpm, and 78 rpm.
I then started thinking about a commercial I have seen on TV and wondered if I am seeing it incorrectly or am I missing something. Maybe you have sen it too.
It is for a medicine – I won’t mention which one. Anyway, a young family is visiting a yard sale and they spot a record. The wife buys it. She gets it home and digs out an old record player to show her son. She puts the record on the machine, turns it on, and places the needle on the record. Here is where it gets interesting. Maybe it is my eyes, but to me it looks like she places the needle at the end of the record. She then begins dancing with her son.
Now, with all of the record players I have had if I put the needle there I would not get music. My machines didn’t play backwards. Did someone not do their research before filming? Oh, well. I suddenly feel very old.