I’m old enough to say, for me that was an 8 track player. Heck, I remember when there were car turntables. Those were the days. But I love being nostalgic, for our generation grew up in the age of real musicians and real music. We didn’t know we had it so good. We never thought there’d come a day when the music industry would stop producing real music. But fortunately, we can find almost anything ever produced, on vinyl. Thank goodness for vinyl!
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I love this common experience of the transistor radio under the pillow, late at nite. My grandparents bought it for me Christmas’63. Loved it so much I actually would polish it. Home was an unhappy place. Grim for a 10 year old. BUT……at nite, that happy music, the happy DJ’s. So cool. The world out there was calling. I remember one nite thinking, there’s nothing wrong with me,,nothing wrong with the world out there. Right here was bad, but this is temporary. Part of why I’ve had a wonderful life when others didn’t.
Your attitude at that young age is an inspiration. Such strength and wisdom at such a young age I am sure served you well in life. I admire your courage and hope you've led a long life filled with joy and happiness.
What a great post…and for me, alone is truly the only way to listen. Door closed, curtains closed, lights off, complete isolation.
@mrskeptic as I have often said, music is the closest thing we have to time travel. Nothing else can actually transport you back in time and evoke so many amazing memories. For me, no other band or music brings back so many great memories like Rush does…
I need my time, and my space, and perhaps one reason I love listening to music is that it is a solitary hobby. This was more of a need during my first unhappy marriage. The 'problem' with being happily (re)married is that I feel guilty if I shut out my wife too much. Fortunately we have the same musical tastes so I do a lot more listening with her as we read together
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