The conversation that resulted from my post about MTV’s early days inspired me to create a new feature for the blog: Flashback~Forget About it–Friday.
As you probably have guessed by now, I enjoy reminiscing. It is fun to look back, dissect and reflect on trends and events from childhood. Some of these topics I have deemed flashback worthy while others will fall into the should be forgotten category.
Flashback: LP’s, vinyl, records. If you don’t know what I am referring to, as much as I’d love to have you reading my blog, you might be better served watching MTV.
First record I remember owning and playing over and over again:
Moods, Neil Diamond. This album was released in 1972, when I was five. I am fairly certain I did not buy it for myself, but I do remember playing Song, Sung Blue pretty much non-stop. Think I might have had a crush on Neil back then.
What I still own today:
Sadly, I sold all of my records years ago, the exception being the 45 rpm of Rock Lobster/52 Girls by the B’52’s. I bought this in 1978 from my local record store (Back Alley Disc) and I must say it is still in pristine condition. Probably because I have no way of playing it! At the time of purchase, I had no idea that I would wind up attending college in the very city the B’52’s got their start!
Do you remember the first record you owned? How about the first one you bought with your own money? Do you still own vinyl? If so, which albums did you keep and why?
Forget About it: Movies I never should have watched.
The movie Magic, released in 1978, featured Anthony Hopkins, Burgess Meredith, Ann-Margaret and a really scary/disturbing puppet by the name of Corky; who, by the way, haunts me to this day! Directed by Sir Richard Attenborough, Magic, which was rated R, was classified as a drama/suspense/horror film. And while special effects were obviously nothing like they are today, I still remember sitting in the theater and feeling absolutely terrified! (*Spoiler alert*) The puppet is not nice! It speaks rudely and kills people!!! Still not sure why my parents thought this was a good family movie… To this day, I attribute the fact that I watched both Jaws and Magic at the tender age of 11 for my inability to watch scary movies.
Are there any movies you saw when you were a child/teen that you’d now like to banish from your brain? And have you ever walked out of a movie? I think I might have played the switch theaters game when I was a teen but think that was more about being daring than actually hating what I was watching.