My honey is a musician and
a music collector.
One entire closet in our downstairs is *The Music Closet*.
It's where Daddy's music lives.
Until about three weeks ago, the lower shelf was dedicated to music in formats that have passed into techological heaven. Namely VHS tapes and cassettes. Cassettes. Tapes. Remember those? Much of this music is Christian Metal and other odd selections from the late eighties and early nineties that neither of us wants to part with, but it isn't stuff that is readily available at every music store. Vintage specialty music from our collective youth. Yes, that's a sad thought...but I digress.
We no longer own a VCR or a cassette player, so obviously it's time to begin doing something about this small part of the collection that we can no longer access.
We were discussing this "problem" a few weeks ago, when I volunteered to go on ebay and see if any of the tapes could be replaced with CDs. It's an iffy situation...some of it was so obscure to begin with that to be reproduced and still available on CD would be a miracle. But you know what they say about ebay...you can find anything there...so I started looking.
And got lucky on several items. My non-computer-using husband has even gotten into the game of hunting music on ebay and old artist sites and let's just say he's been highly motivated to learn the ins and outs of ebay and paypal and the internet since he realized there were musical implications. :)
So today one of the CDs-to-replace-an-old-tape arrived in the mail. Kenny Marks' 1989 recording--"Another Friday Night". This album was one of my favorites way back in 1989 and listening to it today was the coolest experience! I am so glad he bought it.
Funny how I can't remember what I had for breakfast yesterday...but I clearly remember every lyric from this album in 1989!!!