I am soooo old.

Turntable
Songbird (reading from Rolling Stone online): "When Barack Obama moved into the White
House on January 20th, he gained access to five chefs, a private
bowling alley — and a killer collection of classic LPs."

Light Princess: What are LPs?

Songbird: Records. They're records. Long-playing records.

Light Princess: Oh.

Songbird: Like on "Lost," at the beginning of the show the other night.

Light Princess (who has completely lost interest and is looking at me the way I imagine I used to look at people who discussed the good old days when they looked at stereopticon pictures or played music on the Victrola): Yeah. Cool.

Anyway, it makes her old mother happy to think of the President listening to Springsteen on carefully preserved vinyl.

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16 thoughts on “I am soooo old.

  1. Gord

    Oh you mean those big black CDs??? (as I heard them described by a young person a few years back)
    Imagine, we had to actually call people on a phone from our houses when we wanted to talk to them!
    ANd shopping had to happen at a store!

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  2. Rev Dr Mom

    If you’re old, I’m positively ancient!
    The Kid discovered the wonders of vinyl when he bought a stereo with a turntable at the church rummage sale last fall. It was funny how he marveled at how it all worked.

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  3. Jane Dark

    Crumbs, *I’m* old, too. I grew up with little Disney records, but my parents also had an antique (but working) phonograph/Victrola that had to be wound up in order to play.
    Neat bit of trivia, there, about the WH record collection. Thanks for passing that on.

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  4. Jane Dark

    (Oh yeah, and the point is not that my parents had the Victrola, but that I remembered and loved it, and liked listening to the record of someone or other singing “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.”)
    *sigh*

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  5. Songbird

    JD, I will certainly say you are an Old Soul. I enjoyed playing my Dad’s 78s. He had the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Oklahoma–how many discs would that be? Lots.

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  6. God_guurrlll

    Do you all remember 45’s? I had so many of them. Also cassette tapes, I used to record songs off the radio? Rotary phones, you know those machines with the dial thingies on them.
    Yes I am so old.

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  7. Sisterfilms

    I just learned an interesting thing from my Sound for Image teacher – did you know that if you look at a record (LP or 45) under a microscope you can see the wavy lines of the frequency?! This is why digital sucks – there’s no proof that the music is actually there!
    –from someone young enough to have friends with parents young enough not to have owned records. *sigh*

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