29 September 2006
What you doin' on your back...
Today my son said to me-"Mom I want you to come into my room and see what I found."
And from the back of his closet he pulled out the record player.
This is exactly what you think it is. It's a Fisher Price record player from the 70's.
This was not mine. My mom got rid of mine years ago. I never had a little kid one. Pretty sure I had my sister's hand me downs. I found this on ebay about 7 years ago and it works really well.
Now Melvin has told me not to play anything really good on it, so...
My son then said, "Let's play something on it."
Well of course, that's what having your own record player is all about.
So we raced downstairs in hopes of finding some 45's.
We found Melvin's very nice collection. The MonoMen,Robyn Hitchcock,XTC. This would not do. I had to find my records that no longer had sleeves and were a little jacked up already.
Those were in the basement.
And what did my son hear for the very first time ever on his record player?
Car Wash by Rose Royce
You Should Be Dancing by The Bee Gees
Born To Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez
The Star Wars theme, which made me start singing like Bill Murray and brought the whole dance party to a crashing halt.
Yes these were all of mine from when I was about 9. I even wrote my name on the Bee Gees record. In defense, these all made great songs to skate to. To this day I will drop everything and dance to the Bee Gees.