Hand me that …

… acrylic-covered aluminum-coated polycarbonate tune plate, will ya?

 

Sittin with the young people, that Millennial crowd, chattin, cuttin up, watchin music videos.

 

When they got here I’d had the YouTube on. You can tell I’m not a Millennial, cause I say shit like THE YouTube.
As I was sayin, I’d had my music on. I was partially singin to my plants and I was partially seekin restoration from the diabolical remake Bubba had subjected me to. “Wish You Were Here” by Avenged Sevenfold.

 

 

It’s about ten times more awful to me that Bubba doesn’t even KNOW “Wish You Were Here” is a Pink Floyd cover. It’s not my fault. He’s had his headphones in since 2005, I swear. I tell him, “Okay, music can be your ONE form of rebellion,” and he smirks at me like his father. Actually, like a mirror of his father.

Anyway, I must maintain control of the clickie when he’s around, because I cannot do the scream thrash metal stuff and I can’t always count on him to take pity on me and play our shared music and it’s my fuckin house, y’all. Sometimes he’ll throw me a bone, and put on some Deadmau5, but the Venn diagram of music we both like is slim af.

 

He’s a hipster in denial, as so many are, bless his heart, but he’s the worst kind, because he’s always like, “Oh listen to this!” “Watch this!” and “You have got to eat this!” or “Have you had the latest obscure IPA?” while I’m over here all, “I still wear a sweatshirt I bought the year you were born, I reread Beverly Cleary’s Socks for comfort, and I watch the entire Frasier series at least twice a year, I know what I like.”

 

This is how we do. We do a lil less try new things as the years go on, and before you know it, we’ve got entire subsections of people with retro hair, listenin to the golden oldies, wearin the same style of shoes they’ve worn since their mothers bought them. These are not bad things all around. It’s life.

The other side of it is that comfortable shoes are nice and the more stuff hurts, the more we want the comfort of things that don’t hurt.

It’s not only noise — even food can cause me pain now!
I find myself sayin things like, “No thank you, Darlin, but you go ahead and eat all the chili you want.” (And put extra onions and chiles in it and wash it all down with whiskey, while you’re at it, because if I were still 24, I fuckin would.)

I went to standing room only concerts for music that can quite easily hurt my ears these days. We all get to be 20-something.

Now I generally want myΒ canvas shoes, an early, mostly bland dinner, and the original versions of music, okay?

Which brings me to this, the point of my post.
In the midst of music appreciation a la YouTube, we went into Michael Jackson, and then the young people said things like, “I gotta get some vinyls. I got this one in a re-released edition, but I need to get a vinyl player.”
“They’re selling them at a decent price over at FYE.”
“Yeah? I asked for one for Christmas. Fingers crossed.”
“Yeah. I want some vinyls, too.”
“Records. They’re called records. LPs, 45s. You play them on a record player. A turntable.”
“They’re called vinyls now.”
“I don’t care what you people call them. They already have a name. They had a name before you had a name and they’re records. We don’t call cds whatever the fuck plastic they’re made out of.”

So yeah, next time we’re in the car and I want a cd, I’ll ask them to hand me one of those acrylic-covered aluminum-coated polycarbonate tune plates.

90sbabies

About joey

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53 Responses to Hand me that …

  1. loisajay says:

    Ha! I know! What the heck is it with this ‘vinyl’ nonsense–like they invented something new. Pfftt. Give me a break.

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  2. You go. I agree completely with your assessments.

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  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    Ha, yes, I called records ‘records’ recently, and I was promptly corrected by my 17-year-old son that they are called ‘vinyls.’ As if I didn’t spend my whole childhood listening to them endlessly…

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  4. eschudel says:

    Vinyls?? WTF man…it’s not cooler/hipper with a new name folks. Honestly!

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  5. renxkyoko says:

    Ha ha That’s hilarious. Vinyls, indeed. They’re records ! ! How about cassete recorders, or something. My Mom still has quite a few in her collection. ( and I’m sure they don’t work anymore ) Cassetes are not durable.

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  6. scr4pl80 says:

    Yeah, records! I love when one of my kids likes a song that has been transformed from one of my oldies. I play the original for them and show them how much better it sounds πŸ™‚

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  7. I have and use a turntable from the 1970’s. My kids grew up on the old rock classics, I made them listen to it while we had dinner…together. Old school. They can call it vinyl, but I like your version of the cd !! I remember throwing a fit when Miley Cyrus did a cover of Led Zep..is nothing sacred ??

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    • joey says:

      I love you did classic rock. That’s the radio station that stays on in our cars — Q95.
      The Mister isn’t a fan of the Floyd. We have plenty more in common music-wise, but that wasn’t played a lot all together… some stuff is more Mama’s music…
      I will not call them vinyls. I refuse.
      There have been a few remakes that nearly killed me — Panic at the Disco’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Dixie Chicks doin Janis, and this last thing Bubba tried to share as new to me. Such a violation.
      I tell you what, though, Trent Reznor did a Zeppelin cover for Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and it’s awesome. Not the same, but awesome.
      I love you still have your turntable! πŸ˜€

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    • joey says:

      Here’s a link:

      AND, I meant to tell you I woke minutes before 4am instead of 5am, because of the time change, and I did think of you — but I went back to sleep πŸ˜‰

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  8. Dan Antion says:

    “They had a name before you had a name and they’re records.” I love this Age Appropriate Rebellion – you go girl!

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  9. Benson says:

    You got that right. When I was 24 I was fucking bullet proof. I can eat, drink anything I wanted stay up all night dancing and listening to music that made glass ware vibrate. Every 24 year could, and they should. Now I am lucky to be awake at 11. I stand in solidarity with your cause of reminding kids they do not have a patent on music or “invincibility”…. ” acrylic-covered aluminum-coated polycarbonate tune plates.” Beautiful. Hope I can remember that.

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  10. Jewels says:

    I suppose they think vinyl sounds cooler, I do haha, but them is called records. πŸ™‚

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  11. JT Twissel says:

    We have a huge collection of vinyls, records – whatever they’re called. Some of them are as old as my mother back when they were thick and heavy. I love your new header. Absolutely brings joy to my heart.

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  12. You crack me up, Joey. Yeah, know all about the aging stuff. Both ears and stomach have gotten um well more sensitive. And as for those vinyls … they are RECORDS plain and simple. Geesh! We grew up with them we oughta know what we are talkin about. Right? *shaking head*

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  13. Gotta stand up for what we know is right–records!! Our younger daughter got a record (not vinyl) player and it’s now being stored in our basement. πŸ™‚ I was quite sad about the demise of tapes, as I had zillions from college, recorded by my best friend who was completely into music, much earlier than what you grew up with, but still good stuff. Had to pitch them all, though. Bummer!

    janet

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  14. LP’s,and 45’s! I still have several LP’s and my Mom has some of my old 45’s. She still has a turntable! The music videos were nice.

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    • joey says:

      That’s groovy! I haven’t had any records since the 80s. Out went the records and turntables when in came the cds! If my parents still have a turntable, it’s being stored, not used.

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      • My Mom doesn’t use her old stereo with turntable anymore either. She has it covered and uses it as a side table…well she when she lived here. Since she retired to FL I don’t know what she’s doing it with now.

        I don’t have a good reason for hanging onto these LP’s other than they were among my favs back then. πŸ™‚

        Groovy! I used to say “Far out!”. The only word that really stuck and still hangs on is “COOL!” πŸ™‚

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        • joey says:

          I say groovy quite a bit. And neat, neato, and lots of others but not far out. Of course, I didn’t invent these words. I say them cause my mother always has. Do they make me look hip?! Am I a word hipster? LOL

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  15. marianallen says:

    Laughing till I cry! I impressed tf out of a young friend once by telling him we had DVDs back before VHS, but they were called laser discs, and they were the size of lps — ‘scuse me, vinyls. Wouldn’t impress anybody now. Now, they’re all “What’s a VHS? What’s a DVD? Don’t you stream?” And I’m like, “Only if I don’t make it to the bathroom in time.”

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    • joey says:

      HAHAHAHA! You gave me a laugh in exchange!
      I remember laser discs, too! I had some faves! We had VHS until we moved here. That all went in the everything-must-go sale cause we downsized waaaaaay dowwwwwn!

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    Correcting children about the important things in life is the gift of parenthood. You’re doing a great job of setting them straight. Of course, when I was a child I was all about how great tapes were, poo-pooing my parents idea that 45s, 33s, and even sometime 78s, were the only way to listen to music. What goes around, literally and figuratively… πŸ˜‰

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  17. Norm 2.0 says:

    Fun post Joey.
    Thanks to this vinyl comeback it seems that I’m suddenly cool with the youngsters in our family. Uncle Norm has close to 1500 LP records he accumulated in his 20’s and never got around to throwing out. Wow, an original Bat Out of Hell, or Back in Black on vinyl! Cheap Trick? Who are they?
    I don’t play any of them because the hissing, popping, and cracking annoys the crap out of me. And wasn’t that why they sold us on CDs instead of vinyl in the first place?
    I guess everything does eventually come back into style.
    Now I just need to dig out all of my old, thin leather ties, and then I wait…. πŸ˜€

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    • joey says:

      Oh, so very cool, Norm πŸ™‚ I don’t miss the popping, but I do miss the crackle and hiss. Sunday dinner and records, yesss, that’s comforting.
      Good luck with the leather ties!

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  18. bikerchick57 says:

    Ohmigosh, Joey, this made me laugh so hard (in my head, cuz I’m at work).

    My roomie and I say things like THE Facebook or THE Twitter to her 26 year old daughter just to make her eyes roll. Then we get “the look,” which doesn’t bother either of us. Whatever, don’t get all high and mighty “I’m-media-savvy-and-you’re-not” with us, young lady.

    You watch Frasier, the roomie and I watch Star Trek. The 26 year old calls us nerds, then dresses up like Dr. Beverly Crusher for Halloween because all of her young FB friends said it would be cool. But we’re not cool, we’re nerds.

    Yeah, what’s up with the vinyl thing? It’s a record, LP or 45. Always has been, always will be. I think they use “vinyl” because the young’uns want it to sound cool rather than be considered an old fart like me who can no longer drink whiskey or wine, eat dairy, eat gluten, eat tomato anything or lots of sugar.

    What’s this world coming to?

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    • joey says:

      SO GLAD I made you LOL quietly at work πŸ™‚
      Original nerds over wanna be costumed nerds any day, Mary.
      I think they never stopped to ask what records are called. I must say, I love Millennials, but they have got quite a rep for discovering the previously discovered. I could do 30 posts on what my son thinks he discovered that I wouldn’t know anything about.

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  19. The 17 year old is always trying to show me some new song or band. He hunts out things on soundcloud. Finds people when they’re still barely followed and loves that he found them before they got big. I still don’t love metal and while I grew up on 90’s rap, I’m not a fan of some the rap he finds. I remember when I noticed records were making a comeback. When I went back to school in 2010, I had this Chemistry lab partner who was in that 20 year old range. He told me that he and his brother loved records. They were buying modern music too, not scouring the old records at Goodwill.
    Ahh… I did love some loud music in my 20’s. πŸ™‚

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  20. Erika says:

    My MIL seriously talks about going to “The Targets.” We giggle every time πŸ˜€ But now I wonder if she says that on purpose.

    *Slowly backs away from wanting a “vinyl” collection lest I be lumped in with the millennials.*

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    • joey says:

      Hahaha! It’s a regional thing I’ve been told. I go to THE Target, some people go to Target’s. Your MIL she goes to both πŸ˜‰
      You can have a vinyl collection, but you’ll be listening to a Hanson record.

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  21. ghostmmnc says:

    Tune plates!! haha – I think I’ll start calling them that. I still have all my old 45s and some albums, and play my ‘records’ on my record player sometimes even now. πŸ™‚

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  22. pluviolover says:

    Oh wow. Mom called hers a Victrola, I had a record player, later a “Hi Fi”, and even later whatever we called the latest we bought at BX’s in the Far East. Reel-to-reels, 8-tracks, cassettes. I recall being certain the CDs would never catch on. Vinyl? You mean like Corfam shoes or faux leather jackets?

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