As I was watching 1 of my favourite movies that I grew up on the other night…I had a thought 🤔
These iPad kids will probably look at an iPod & call it vintage, or…ancient.
iPad baby goats will never know the joy of upgrading the memory on that bitch and feeling like the ultimate, supreme dj/playlist kween once you got that highest amount of storage and could add all the songs to that device.
iPad baby goats will never know the scam, that was known as “extra shock/g shock/anti-skip cd 💿 players (esp the yellow joints)
Ok. Granted it skipped less than the regular ones that…let’s be honest: if you took too deep of a breath, it would skip…but…yeah. Walking fast to jogging…fuggetaboutit. the song was choppy af.
Being able to go into a music store, flip through music magazines & being able to listen to albums via those big ass headphones (yuck, now that I think back on how many ears used those headphones, lol) but…shit, for me, after school, that was what I did. I took my ass to the mall, which had 2 of the many loves of my life-bookstores and music stores & I either read or listened to whole LP’s in the music store all day-couldn’t afford to buy every cd of every artist I liked, so I listened to their latest stuff, in full, that way.
Oh. & these prized possessions that were a part of any serious music lovers collection:
Yes, plastic is hella bad & not having the cd’s & jewel cases being mass produced anymore is awesome. Definitely a win for the earth. but those moments…the feel of peeling off that plastic from the 💿 you just bought (that had parental warning stickers on em) tearing off that extra tough/sticky part of the plastic that tried to stop you from being great & makes you wait even longer to listen to that new TLC…it was a vibe.
aol dial up was like an upgraded version of writing pen pals in middle school, the messages got delivered way quicker than waiting for snail mail (which, I absolutely love 💕 and appreciate the USPS and humans who hand write letters and send them to me as an extension of their love) & those chat rooms. Those friggin beautiful ass, chat rooms. Nuff said.
I also very much so wish, that at the age/space/place that I am in my growth- I wish that Blockbuster video still existed.
They brought you the whole movie theater experience (sans your own big ass theater screen & sound system) but films, popcorn 🍿, candy plus the ability to happy accidentally meet folx who share the love of film 🎞 with you.
🤔 This self quarantine & Social distancing got me in this motherfucker with not only insomnia, but nostalgic asf. How bout you?
Good day humans. In all you do, do your best to lead with love 🤙🏿