Here in my car

A long time ago, back in the late 70s and early 80s, I owned a stack of 45 RPM records, or 45s. It was the equivalent of a single-song download on iTunes, in that you could buy a song–that was played over and over again on the radio, generally–without having to commit to buying theContinue reading “Here in my car”

Vegas Matchbooks, Part 3 (Disco Sucks)

When I pulled a matchbook for Bob Stupak’s Vegas World out of a bag of assorted matchbooks for Las Vegas casinos, I immediately thought “Disco!” I might go on about the 80s sometimes, but I remember the tail end of the 70s, too. And the tail end of the 70s was all about disco: theContinue reading “Vegas Matchbooks, Part 3 (Disco Sucks)”

45s and the Summer of 1979

1979 was an interesting year in my life. And, as 11 year-olds are wont to do, I tried to make sense of what was going on by listening to music written and recorded by adults. I didn’t own any music of my own yet, other than making a few purchases of 45 rpm singles. TheseContinue reading “45s and the Summer of 1979”