GorT and Mrs. GorT returned 2of3 to unnamed higher education institution about 4 hours north of us over this past weekend. During the drive, the three of us began talking about music. Our children have a wide appreciation of music that spans Big Band to modern rap and from the awesomeness of the 80’s rock/pop scene to 90’s alternative. 2of3, in particular, loves music and has an extensive vinyl album collection.
During part of the conversation a song came on the XM station we were listening to and I mentioned that it was the last song on the A side of the album. Mrs. GorT and I then proceeded to try to name, in order, the tracks on the album starting from track 1 on the A side. We did pretty well. I wonder, however, for those of us who grew up with vinyl (and cassettes), for how many albums could you do this? What about your number one, top favorite album – could you name the songs in order? 2of3 was fascinated as their generation has always had direct, individual access to tracks…where you didn’t have to flip an album, move the tone arm, flip the cassette and scan forward/reverse, etc.
As the conversation continued, Mrs. GorT told 2of3 that GorT has a number of bands that he doesn’t care for – mostly ones named the same as a state or city: Chicago, Kansas, Boston, etc. GorT then noted that there were two other bands that he throws in that category. They guessed for a while and hit upon: REO Speedwagon and .38 Special. Note, it’s not that I don’t like some of their songs and I think they’re talented. GorT’s just not going out buying their albums. Plus, Chicago, really, be more creative with your album titles.
GorT would love to hear from you if you are similarly musically inclined – feel free to email me at gort at gormogons.com or on Twitter @Gormogons.
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