Back in the days when the cave drawings were just beginning to dry, popular music was going through a revolution.
popular music? like hip hop?
Not exactly. In those days, if you said "hip hop" to a friend, they would say "mother may I?". No, I'm talking about the early, early days of rock and roll.
you mean you were alive back then? how old ARE you, anyway?
Never you mind. But yes, I was there. I remember watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. They were so cute, and their music was so unique.
yeah, like elevator music
And their hair was so long! We all thought it was scandalous.
oh my lord. you ARE old. so you rushed to itunes to download their songs?
Well, no. We didn't have iTunes back then.
you rushed to the store to buy their cd's?
Nope. No CDs either.
so how did you listen to their music then?
We bought records. You know, 78's or 45's or 33's.
Round. Black. Hard plastic. Put them on a turntable and lower the needle. But you had to be careful to lower it gently, or the record would scratch and then it would skip in the same spot over and over, like our Amahl And The Night Visitors record that had the three kings singing "We must not lose sight of our, not lose sight of our, not lose sight of our -
right! okay! records. got it. um, i need to go floss my teeth now. but thanks for the music history lesson.
No problem. I think I'll go check the value of my Beatles collection on eBay. Maybe one of these days I'll be able to retire after all.