Today we wrap up our 'birthday week' with young Javi's party. Beginning from July 31, we have my brother, his daughter, me, and Javi in a span of 9 days. When my Grandmother was alive, we had to start that clock on July 30...and go 10 days back to get Mama TriSec on July 21.
In any case, we had some fairly low-key stuff on our actual birthdays earlier in the week. Today we'll have a yard full of kids and pizza, and fortunately the weather is cooperating.
I'm sitting here looking at Javi's prize....his first MP3 player. (No, not an iPod.) Coupled with the internet blackout at work, that's got me thinking about music again this week. How many of you have one of these in a box in the attic somewhere?
Or, even better...one of these?
I've been pondering. Over the course of my lifetime, I have owned 8-tracks, LPs, 45s, 12" singles, cassettes, cassingles, a stray cadingle or two, CDs, and now all digital formats. With the exception of 8-track, there are a couple of albums that I own on every format I have just listed. (You could probably guess what they are.)
Javi has a couple of kid's CDs kicking around, but from this point forward, every piece of music he owns is going to be some kind of digital format.
As for me...I never disconnected my turntable; it's still hooked up to my old stereo component system (hey, remember those?) and on rare ocassions, I still play a few. Javi has been calling those "Big CDs" since he was a wee lad.
I still own the very first album I bought with my own money...curiously on cassette instead of LP. I might reveal what it is later in the day. Do you still have your first?