Thursday, April 09, 2009

Big Event

Listening to a sample cut of Bob Dylan's new album that's due to release in two or so weeks. It's good...the line from "I Feel a Change Comin' On" that just grabbed my attention "some people say that they hear the blood of the Lamb in my voice". You can hear it for yourself on Bobdylan.com. There is a big record that spins on a turntable, for those of us who might remember what that was like. Back in the day when people used to actually sit and listen to an album in it's entirety. The stereos were not small and easily portable, although there were stereos in little suitcases you can take along, as long as there was an electrical outlet.

Every so often, maybe once a year, Mom and Dad would buy an album. It was an event and we all gathered in the living room to listen to it for an hour. It was usually Dionne Warwick or Neil Diamond. No matter who it was, it was always a big deal. We listened to Harry Belafonte or Englebert Humperdinck over and over. For most of my childhood up until junior high. Then we got the eight track player and John Denver.

And that's another story.

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