A few weeks ago, as we were driving in the car, Kevin and I reminisced about how it used to be when your favourite band came out with new music or you heard a song you liked. It started when I said, “hey, remember when you had to actually go to the store to buy an album that you wanted?” It led to laughter and memories of waiting by the radio to hit <record + play> on your ghetto blaster to capture a song in order to be able to listen to it again. I feel a little nostalgic about the lengths we used to go to and it was hilarious to talk about. Today, though, I am thrilled about modern technology and the fact that I got new Jimmy Eat World (my favourite – eeeeeeeeeee!) practically gift-wrapped, tied with a ribbon and delivered to my inbox this morning. Heck, yeah! What a fantastic surprise!
I really do have fond memories of waiting for new music and the full time job it could sometimes be getting a recording of it before I could get to the mall and buy to record/tape/CD, don’t you? Share yours in the comments!
I had tons of cassettes full of songs that had awkward stops and starts with radio DJs talking over the beginning and end. The best was when you managed to catch a less popular song you loved that didn’t get much radio play!