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post #61 of 69 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 04:18 PM
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Hey seniors! So things like this make me feel old... today I walked past some builders on my estate and about five of them started singing Inner Circle's Sweat Ah la la la la long to me, I guess they were having a slow day, and instead of having a go at them for being a bunch of chauvinist pigs, I got all nostalgic because I remember that song coming out and buying it. And I was like 'awwww'. Lol.

P.S. and I bought it on a cassette tape for my walkman, too.
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Cassettes were a major upgrade from 8 tracks. Anyone remember wedging a matchbook in the 8 track player to make it play right? If you had an 8 track, and FM stereo in your car you were rolling back in the day.

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No, but I remember having a 'cassette winding pencil' for when the tape got stuck and pulled out.

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Don't know what an 8 track is. But we had those big tape rolls. . . you play it like playing film rolls on old projectors.

I had more fun with cassettes and their player. I used paper folded to size til it worked right.
I think I used my sister's nail polish to stick tapes together. Glue ruins the recording.
Putting previously tangled tape in the fridge. Then rewind and fast forward a few times. . . forgot where I got that, but it worked.

Geez . . . . I'm old :(
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I still have cassettes & mixed tapes I made off the radio as a teenager!
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Cassettes were a major upgrade from 8 tracks. Anyone remember wedging a matchbook in the 8 track player to make it play right? If you had an 8 track, and FM stereo in your car you were rolling back in the day.
This made me laugh out loud

I so remember my dad doing that in the family car to get his Steppenwolf, Harry Nilsson, and Melanie tapes to work. When Melanie was the selection of the day, I used to cross my fingers that it wouldn't work

I cringe if I even hear a note of that tape now.

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No, but I remember having a 'cassette winding pencil' for when the tape got stuck and pulled out.
Ahhh, the cassette winding pencil... brings back memories...

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Ahh.. Melanie Safka's rollerskates (with hard rubber or steel wheels before polymer plastics).

In the day before the day, you were lucky if your car had AM radio that played the Monitor network for coast-to-coast programming. And then there was CONELRAD.

Tapes? They still made new piano-rolls back when our player piano still worked.

My latest favorite oxymoron is "rap music." But I've never learned to enjoy that new-fangled rock-and-roll, so ......

(And "new-fangled" isn't even on my spellchecker.)

Oh...and when did "no problem" replace "you're welcome?" And "thank you" become "thank YO ?"(I think I've asked this before. Another sign of advancing decrepitude is saying something more than once, unsure whether you've said it before.)

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I agree about the rap music! I also think if you are going to have the drums, guitars, basses, keyboards so loud that you can't make out the vocals, why bother having words at all? Just go up and scream-- of course I am a classical girl....
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