I stopped buying singles in the early 80's, in part because I wanted to buy cassettes to listen to in my car, during close at work, etc. And cassingles just didn't cut it. They were priced too high compared to vinyl singles, and often contained multiple versions of the song... I didn't want to hear the same song 3 times in a row in my car, I didn't want to change tapes that often, and I wasn't part of the mix-tape culture.
Reading about the Billboard music charts in the 80's last night and came across something I hadn't considered... not only were actual sales not measurable fast enough for weekly charts (they polled select music stores), the Hot 100, etc, were based on singles sales, and singles were in decline in the 80's... sales of singles reflected the popularity of the medium as well as of the music. The Hot 100 didn't reflect album sales driven by individual songs.
So it was our 30th anniversary and my husband commissioned some artwork for me. LOOK AT THIS DRAGON.
(art by @ziphi)
I like this little amplifier, but I wish they'd made the media control buttons easier to see. They're more obvious in the photo than reality. I have to find them by feel and remember what they do.
(I never planned to use the Bluetooth hookup, but I find that's easier than having my good headphones attached to my phone all the time. And easier to pause with the media buttons than unblanking my phone screen. And bouncing between computers makes them awkward for music.)
Hey, if you are new here, and need a (temporary?) avatar, I updated my page with all my generators: cats, birds, fenestars and abstracts, have fun!
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