Monday, February 20, 2006

Love at First Sound.

I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard an Eagles song. It was the fall of 1971 and I was in the PX in Balboa, Panama Canal Zone. I was about to have a Panama Jack Cheeseburger when I heard "Take It Easy" come out over the jukebox. It was love at first sound.
This past weekend, I went to our barn to retrieve something for Jilda and underneath a throw cloth was a stack of milk crates filled with our old vinyl albums. I'm talking Neil Young "After the Gold Rush", The Beatles, The Stones, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstatd.
A flood of memories came rushing in.
As I have said before, music has always had a special place in our lives. You can buy CD's at Wal-Mart but the artwork is so small. You don't get a feel for just how beautiful the album coves were. Back in the 60's and 70's, the album covers were works of art.
Putting those old records on our turntable has been a treat. You do hear some snap, krackle and pop, but analog sound has a quality that I'm not sure digital sound captures.
I think that we live in a very special time...and I don't think I would trade places with anyone.

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