Monday, March 9, 2009

Stack of 45 rpms

Is this incredible, or what?

By Andif, of course.


Nancy P said...

What was your first record? Mine was a 45-- "School Days," by Chuck Berry. I wish I could remember what was on the flip side.

FARfetched said...

Wow, frozen ripples!

We sort of inherited my mom's stack of 45s when we were kids. Lots of early early stuff, including songs like "Mambo Rock."

boran2 said...

Wow, I picked the wrong week to cut down on my meds.

Nicely done, Andi!

Kelly McCullough said...


AndiF said...

Hey Nancy, great question for outing the geezers among us. ;)

I'm not sure which was first but it was either Buddy Holly's That'll be The Day or The Fleetwood's Mr. Blue.

Thanks all for the compliments on the picture.

Morning everybody.

Jen said...

I don't remember my first record but I remember the first one I bought with my own money, also a 45: Fly Like An Eagle by the Steve Miller Band. I was 6. Still one of my favorite songs.

Lisa M said...

Back at Home.
Great trip. Several times to the beach and did some tourist walking down Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf.
Met some great people and got plenty of affirming feedback that I'm doing some things right with my writing.

Thanks so much for all the great energy sent my way.

Terrific Tuesday to All.

Maria Lima said...

Welcome home, Lisa!

Nifty pic, Andi. :) My first record--wow, I know I had some. Probably Disney soundtracks? My first 8track though - my mom bought me a player for my car when I turned 17. She also bought 2 tapes: Tommy (the Who) and Ina Gadda Da Vida (Iron Butterfly) - to this day, I crack up thinking of my mom in a record store trying to figure out what I'd like--she was right. ::g::

Hope to get some sleep tonight. Last night was an exercise in frustration.

Off to the mimes in the rain.

Beth said...

Welcome home, Lisa! Glad it went so well.

I thought of a prehistoric crustacean of some kind when I saw that pic...

We had a stack of 45's, but I couldn't tell you what any of them were. My sister sure could, though - she's the one with the memory in the family! It was early 70's, so...

Sorry about the night, Maria. Send that rain down here!

Baseball vaca is over. Tying up loose ends today, then will head home tomorrow. More company coming Saturday - I don't plan to leave the house Thur or Fri!

Have a great day, everyone!!

FARfetched said...

Mornin' all! and welcome back, Lisa! Sounds like you have a good time of it.

Maria, now that you mention it, I remember some Disney records… 45s with multiple tracks. Jiminy Cricket singing "Let's Get Busy," which even at age 6 I knew was a blatant attempt at Good Little Drone programming (although I didn't know those words). "Cookin' with Minnie Mouse" and "I'm No Fool" (a personal safety ditty) are the others I remember.

Working at home today & tomorrow, because I have meetings on Thursday. It looks a little soupy out there, but it's supposed to burn off in the next couple hours & turn sunny & warm.

I miss watching the record go 'round, but I don't miss the scratches & the dust on the needle. Did anyone else tape their albums/45s & put the vinyl away so it wouldn't get damaged?

katiebird said...

Andi, that's a marvelous photo. I could look at it all day.

My first record was Meet the Beatles (a Christmas present) I can't remember the first album or 45 that I bought.

Maria, my hippie cousin took me to see Iron Butterfly at the Fillmore West in San Francisco when I was 15 (it was my first concert). So I got to hear Ina Gadda Da Vida live.

maryb said...

What's a 45?

Just kidding. I don't remember my first 45 because I never bought them, my cousin who lived three doors away from us did and he would send us "hand me downs". So the music I owned was always a number of years out of date. Just like my clothes which were handed down from the girls next door.

::sniff:: poor me.

But the one thing my parents always DID buy us was books.

Kelly McCullough said...

First record? Probably something by Blondie or Foreigner, oh and probably a cassette.

Janet said...

It's a "jerry" fish! :)

45s? I had a few LPs but they were mostly gifts and so therefore were "hits". I do remember my GREASE soundtrack LP.

I listened to Ray Charles alot. I thought I'd be his first little white girl back up singer. "NIGHT AND DAY". I had the mooooves down cold. :)

We had cassettes, which sucked by the way. You'd have to use this high tech gadget to fix them when they'd snarl up. A pencil. You'd rewind them up while reading your homework.

Thanks for all the positive mojo. Feel free to mail me some Marmotinis... scratch that I prefer Marmotaritas. Just none of that Jose Cuervo crap okay. ;)

Huggage to whoever wants or needs it.