Thursday, June 18, 2015

Music

I'm listening to "West End Girls" on my phone...that song came out when I was in 5th grade or so. I remember the Pet Shop Girls' next single, "What Have I Done to Deserve This" with Dusty Springfield, and how I waited for it to come on the radio (admittedly not a long wait) and had my TDK tape ready and pressed "Record" after the DJ stopped talking. There used to be this sense of ceremony about songs that is missing now...every new Madonna song used to be an event...now you just buy the single on iTunes or Amazon.

Though admittedly it is easier to play a song on your phone instead of putting the needle on a record or rewinding a cassette...then again, vinyl is "in" right now...

3 comments:

Domestic Kate said...

There was something very special about a new song on the radio by an artist you like. I still have memories associated with my mix tapes where I can hear a song and remember other songs I recorded at the same time, or what the DJ said that got captured on tape at the end of the song. There was also something special about knowing a band that wasn't played on the radio, like you were part of a secret club. Now, you can find everybody on iTunes.

Bearette said...

Yes, I remember that secret club feeling..,

Rachel Federman said...

I miss the excitement & hope ... praying you'd hear the song you love...just missing it or catching the end of whatever - had such value
I think about that a lot